Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Organization Description

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices, conduct independent research, and engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future.  The Council is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.

Founded in 1922 and located in the global city of Chicago, the Council on Global Affairs carries out its mission by:

Bringing together leaders in business, government, education, and the arts in international forums and task forces that drive critical dialogue and offer policy-relevant analysis and solutions on a range of global issues, including:

  • the rise and influence of global cities in shaping our political, social, and economic lives and in addressing world challenges;
  • the importance of advancing global food security and nutrition in the face of urbanization, climate change, and new technologies;
  • the challenge posed by a resurgent Russia and how best to ensure security throughout Europe, including strategies to address the incursions in Ukraine;
  • the opportunities presented by the energy revolution in the United States and its impact on geo-politics and geo-economics;
  • the influences and intricacies shaping the global economy; and
  • the leadership role of women in confronting global health challenges.




United States
  • Topics

    • Energy
    • Food Security
    • Governance/Policy
    • Health
    • Urbanization
  • types

    • Institute - Independent
  • regions

    • North America
  • scales

    • International
    • MultiNational
  • focus

    • International