Skip to main content

Past Events

US Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns on China-US Relations


Members of the Council community join Ambassador Burns for insights into the current state of the China-US relationship.

Ambassador Burns on screen in conversation with Fay Hartog Levin

Vice President Mike Pence on America's Role in the World


Join Vice President Mike Pence for a discussion on his career, foreign policy, and his new book, " So Help Me God."

Former Vice President Mike Pence on the Council's stage with Council President Ivo H. Daalder

Commentary & Analysis

A Thanksgiving Legacy: Fighting for Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Global Food for Thought by Jayden Lim

“Thanksgiving must be a day to recognize the Indigenous fight against colonization and its legacies as we seek to reclaim our foods,” writes Jayden Lim.

A field of wheat is pictured as the sun sets.
Felix Mittermeier
Food and Agriculture

What’s Needed to Build Sustainable Food Systems

In the News
Jacqueline Applegate

The best ways to build sustainable food systems are through advancing science, innovation, and collaboration, argues Jacqueline Applegate.

A farmhouse is pictured in front of a field of wheat as the sun sets behind it.
Timothy Eberly
Food and Agriculture


American Views of Immigration and Diversity

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

While half of Americans and a majority of Democrats say diversity makes the United States a better place to live, Republicans aren’t so sure.

A man writes on a large U.S. flag as part of a protest called 'United States of Immigrants'
Immigration and Migration

Informing the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health


The Council convened a task force to provide recommendations to advance the goals of the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.

Four speakers and a moderator discuss food insecurity on stage at the 2022 White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health.
Food and Agriculture


John Austin 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Midwest
Council expert John Austin