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Emerging Leaders Program Information Session

Virtual EVENT

Globally minded Chicago-area professionals, ages 35 to 45, are invited to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program and the benefits to their professional and personal growth.

A group of Emerging Leaders sit around a table.
Jul
24

Past Events

Emerging Leaders Program Information Session

PAST EVENT

Globally minded Chicago-area professionals, ages 35 to 45, are invited to learn more about the Emerging Leaders Program and the benefits to their professional and personal growth.

A group of Emerging Leaders sit around a table.

Strengthening Regional Economies for a Sustainable Midwest

PAST EVENT

Ahead of the Cities Summit of the Americas, the Council brings together local and national leaders to explore policy priorities for a sustainable Midwest.

Roundtable Discussion
Matt Watson

Commentary & Analysis

Chicago lags behind other global cities for bike-friendliness. Here's how it can improve.

BLOG
ChicagoGlobal by Laura Adamczyk

The nonprofit People for Bikes has given Chicago abysmal ratings for bike-friendliness five years in a row. What can the city learn from global cycling hot spots like Paris?

Tall buildings in Chicago behind bike handlebars
Charles Rex Arbogast / AP
Global Cities

Are economic ties to China a strength or weakness for Illinois? Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi weighs in.

BLOG
ChicagoGlobal by AJ Caughey

In a Q&A, Rep. Krishnamoorthi talks about Illinois’ trade relationship with China and how local businesses should navigate strained U.S.-China ties — and even help shape them.

Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi
Alex Brandon / AP
US Foreign Policy

Research

A Tale of Two Regions: The Economic and Political Importance of Different Paths to Heartland Renewal

RESEARCH
Working Paper by Coauthors

The regeneration strategies of the former industrial areas of Pittsburgh in the US and Germany's Ruhr offer lessons for other regions in economic transition.

Pittsburgh Skyline
AP Photos
Global Cities

Upstream Illinois: Strategies to Boost Illinois' Blue Economy

RESEARCH
Report by Alaina Harkness

This report by Nonresident Fellow Alaina Harkness offers a blueprint for inclusive growth and innovation in the blue economy grounded in the Great Lakes.

Chicago skyline with Lake Michigan in the background
Johnell Pannell
Global Cities

Experts