Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Chicago Council on Global Affairs
(1922; Chicago; 80+ staff and fellows; )

This independent, nonpartisan membership organization provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. Their mission is to educate the public and to bring 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.” They hold over 150 public and leadership events per year, with 38,000 participants in 2013-2014.

Research areas:

  • Global Agriculture and Food;
  • Economics and Business;
  • Energy, Environment, and Climate (from a regional, national, and international point of view);
  • International Politics and Policy;
  • Foreign Policy and National Security;
  • Values, Diversity, and Pluralism (rule of law, religion, migration, human rights).


  • Lester Crown Center on Foreign Policy
  • Global Food and Agriculture Program
  • Extensive fellowship program,
  • Internships, Young Professionals Network
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Koldyke Global Teachers Program


Leadership: Ivo H. Daalder (President)
Budget: $17m

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