| Oct 29, 2012
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.
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jun 28, 2011
| 4:10 PM
One of the pages we’re adding to the expanded Chicago Tribune is an additional Perspective page each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
We’ve used it to add guest commentary from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the fashion choices of...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 6:28 PM
Warning that destruction could be on America's doorstep because it oppresses “God's chosen people,” Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial Nation of Islam leader, defended Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi today, calling the U.S. action in...
| May 28, 2012
| 7:55 AM
5:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Palmer House Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
To purchase a copy of the book:
Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety
The financial and...
| Feb 1, 2012
White House representatives traveled to Chicago on Tuesday to tout the May summits of world leaders as an opportunity not only for hashing out global issues, but also for Chicago to boost its profile as a business and tourism center — echoing themes...
| Jan 9, 2012
Ilene Gordon certainly wasn't the first young girl in the 1960s to balk when told she had to take home economics instead of shop class. It's what she did about it that foreshadowed her path to the latest list of Fortune magazine's 50 most powerful women...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:18 PM
All morning the sad news spread through the Gold Coast high-rise: Charlie, the boy who had a smile for everyone, had died in a horrible accident, plummeting 46 floors down a trash chute.
"We're all shocked," said a woman who has worked for another family...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 7:35 PM
With 80 days and counting until Chicago plays host to the planet at NATO-G8, a big pitch for the event was made Thursday night from no less than America's ambassador to NATO.
In a lengthy speech at the Union League Club, Ivo Daalder told the Chicago...
| Mar 8, 2008
Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalization
By Richard C. Longworth
Bloomsbury, 320 pages, $25.95
Reading Richard C. Longworth's riveting new book, "Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalization,"...
| Mar 10, 2008
All right, I admit it. I sold out. Last Wednesday night, I went on “The Colbert Report,” and I can't quite shake the feeling that I made a pact with the devil.
But did I?
I published a book four months ago, and everyone knows a sit-down with...
| Jul 29, 2008
| 4:30 PM
Obama, in an effort to make his opposition to the surge seem slightly less wrongheaded than it seems to be right now, has claimed that "during the debate" he said "there's no doubt that additional U.S. troops could temporarily......