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  • 'Santa's mosque'

     
    Under the above subject heading my former colleague Richard Longworth, now a Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, writes in an email: I was struck by the festive Christmas illumination now lighting the dome of the top......
  • More Americans want to cut aid to Egypt after embassy attack

     
    Nearly three out of four Americans surveyed think the United States should reduce its aid to Egypt or cut it off entirely after angry protesters pulled down the American flag at its Cairo embassy last month. The Program on International Policy Attitudes...
  • February 10: Author - Gideon Rachman Talks About His Book, Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety

    February 10: Author - Gideon Rachman Talks About His Book, Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety
    Gideon Rachman Event: Tonight 5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Chicago Council on Global Affairs Palmer House Hilton Hotel 17 East Monroe Street Chicago To purchase a copy of the book: Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety The financial and...
  • Survey paints picture of war-weary America

    Survey paints picture of war-weary America
    The addition of foreign policy questions to the mix in Tuesday's presidential debate gives Mitt Romney a chance to convince voters that his views of world affairs align with their own, but a recent authoritative survey of public attitudes illustrates what...
  • Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker advocates paying parents for student performance

     Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker advocates paying parents for student performance
    Nobel Prize winner Gary Becker could never win an election in this town. In a 30-minute speech Thursday to The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the 82-year-old University of Chicago economist proposed that keeping "the American dream alive" would...
  • Tom Pritzker woos big names for U. of C.'s big data

     Tom Pritzker woos big names for U. of C.'s big data
    University of Chicago computer scientist Ian Foster pressed the clicker and up popped a map of the most sophisticated fiber-optic networks in the world. On that map, at least, Chicago appeared to be the center of everything, a crossroads of...
  • What we learned in Iraq

    What we learned in Iraq
    Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until...
  • Grant Thornton CEO spreading word about firm's Chicago roots

    Grant Thornton CEO spreading word about firm's Chicago roots
    He was born in England, spent a significant part of his career in Asia and cut his American corporate teeth in Dallas. But Stephen Chipman, now into his third year as chief executive of Grant Thornton LLP, is thinking a lot about Chicago.   ...
  • Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world

    Head of Clean Energy Trust working to change world
    Amy Francetic was at a child's birthday party in 2004 when she decided it was time to leave Silicon Valley.    "I was sitting there listening to 6-year-olds talk about IPOs and whose house was bigger and how much a wedding dress cost," she said.    By...
  • Harris: U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder to head Chicago Council on Global Affairs

    Harris: U.S. ambassador to NATO Ivo Daalder to head Chicago Council on Global Affairs
    Ivo Daalder, U.S. ambassador to NATO and a national security expert, will become president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs effective July 1. Daalder, 52, is succeeding Marshall Bouton, who served in the post for 12 years. "As a thought...
  • Krugman Speaks at the Chicago Council

    Krugman Speaks at the Chicago Council
    I had the pleasure of watching Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speak at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs this past week, which I will partially remember for his edifying remarks on the state of the economy...
  • Run government like a business?

     
    My former colleague Dick Longworth, now a senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, sent a note today in which he paraphrased the following crisp summary of the difference between government and business as told to him long......