WBEZ | Chicago Council on Global Affairs http://www.wbez.org/tags/chicago-council-global-affairs Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Asia's New Great Game: The Coming Conflict in Asia http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/asias-new-great-game-coming-conflict-asia-107176 <p><p>Rising tensions between major powers in Asia pose new risks to the region&rsquo;s prosperity and stability, and possibly to international peace. Despite decades of rapid economic growth and social improvement in Asia, a flammable mix of still-bitter historical grievances, increasing resource competition, arms racing, and nationalist feeling&mdash;especially among the young&mdash;is fueling disputes such as those among China, Japan, and Southeast Asian nations over claims to tiny islands in the seas around China. As the United States &ldquo;rebalances&rdquo; to Asia, these geopolitical fault lines and flash points threaten to derail the Asian engines of global growth and involve the United States in irreconcilable regional rivalries and even military conflict.</p><div><strong>Marshall M. Bouton</strong> has been president of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs since 2001. Prior to that, he served as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Asia Society. His previous positions included director for policy analysis for Near East, Africa, and South Asia in the Department of Defense, special assistant to the US ambassador to India, and executive secretary for the Indo-US subcommission on education and culture. He is an author or editor of several books, articles and op-eds on India, Asia, and US foreign policy. Bouton earned a BA from Harvard, an MA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD from the University of Chicago.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/CCGA-webstory_10.jpg" style="float: left;" title="" /></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><br />Recorded live Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at&nbsp;The Ritz-Carlton Chicago</p></p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 10:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/series/chicago-amplified/asias-new-great-game-coming-conflict-asia-107176 Chicago Council on Global Affairs turns 90 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-22/chicago-council-global-affairs-turns-90-97541 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-March/2012-03-22/90_WithTag.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The NATO summit on May 20-21 offers Chicagoans a front row seat to a conference of global importance. The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, is preparing for the event. Today, <em>Worldview </em>talks with <a href="http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/About_Us/Staff_Bios/Marshall_M._Bouton.aspx" target="_blank">Marshall Bouton</a>, the Council's president, about the NATO summit and the future of the transatlantic security alliance.</p></p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-03-22/chicago-council-global-affairs-turns-90-97541 Examining 'The Origins of Political Order' http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-25/examining-origins-political-order-85631 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-April/2011-04-25/Fukuyama.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The recent decline of the American economy shows that even a democratic superpower can be brought to its knees. Those events also suggest we need a re-think of the relationship between markets and governments, especially around the issue of regulation.<br> <br> That’s one of the sidebars of the latest book from <a href="http://fukuyama.stanford.edu/home" target="_blank">Francis Fukuyama</a>. <em>The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution</em> is very interested in current affairs - including economic disparities in the West and political revolt in the Middle East. But it is also an exploration, on the epic scale, of how we got to this point. How did various countries develop politically, in many cases moving from societies organized by tribes to states grounded in political institutions?</p><p>On Thursday, April 28, Dr. Fukuyama will discuss his book at <a href="http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/files/Event/FY11_Events/04_April_2011/Invitational_Dinner_with_Francis_Fukuyama_.aspx" target="_blank">The Chicago Council on Global Affairs</a>. His talk is part of their <em>Global Economy</em> series. He joined <em>Eight Fort-Eight</em> to discuss the book.</p><p><em>Music Button: Jessica Williams Trio, "The Seeker", from the CD Freedom Trane, (Origin) </em></p></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 13:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-04-25/examining-origins-political-order-85631