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A Diversity of Opinion: Race, Age, and US Foreign Policy

Hybrid EVENT

Join us for a discussion of how factors like race and age play into Americans’ views on foreign policy.

Voters work on their ballots in a polling place in Charleston, South Caroline on February 29, 2020.
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Past Events

The 21st Century US-Japan Relationship


In advance of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's state visit next week, join us for an afternoon of wide-ranging discussions on the political and security issues making headlines and the cultural, economic, and educational ties that run deep.

An event at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs with the US-Japan Foundation. Pictured is a panel of experts covered a wide range of topics, from political issues and Prime Minister Kishida’s state visit to the widespread popularity of Japanese culture throughout the US
Ana Miyares Photography

Global Challenges, Shared Solutions: A Conversation with Ambassador Birgitta Tazelaar


Ambassador Birgitta Tazelaar discusses the US-Netherlands partnership and how both countries navigate global security, trade, and political uncertainty.

Ambassador Birgitta Tazelaar at The Chicago Council Global Affairs having conversation with the Council's Distinguished Fellow and former US Ambassador to the Netherlands Fay Hartog-Levin on US-Netherlands relations, the evolving Dutch political landscape, and how both countries can work together to navigate challenges in an ever-changing world.
Ana Miyares Photography

Commentary & Analysis

The US President Doesn’t Need Legal Immunity to Be Imperial

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"Presidents have a long history of both expanding and testing the limits of their powers," Paul Poast writes.

Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump arrives for a campaign event
Matt Rourke / AP
US Foreign Policy

NATO Summit, French and British Elections, Iran’s New President

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Kim Ghattas, Carla Anne Robbins, and Philip Stephens join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

NATO Leaders Attending the NATO Summit in Washington, DC
AP / Evan Vucci
Global Politics


Young Americans Support NATO but Unsure It Makes United States Safer

Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

Majorities of young Americans agree the alliance is essential to US security but at lower levels than older generations.

NATO signage is seen outside the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Jacquelyn Martin / AP
US Foreign Policy

As NATO Reaches 75th Year, Americans Say It Is Still Essential to US Security

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But everyday Republicans are divided over the best way to encourage NATO allies to increase their defense spending.

US President Joe Biden stands in front of the NATO logo
Patrick Semansky / AP
US Foreign Policy


Joshua Busby 

Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy
Nonresident Fellow, Public Opinion and Foreign Policy expert Joshua Busby