Niamh King Vice President for programs and strategic content at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Niamh King is the vice president for programs and strategic content at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, where she has worked since March 2007. Under her direction, the Council on Global Affairs’ Programs Department organizes over 200 events annually, which convened more than 40,000 people in 2015, and includes the signature annual event the Chicago Forum on Global Cities. The Council’s programming informs audiences on a vast range of global themes and features diverse perspectives from the world’s government, business, academic, art, cultural, and civic leaders. Prior to joining the Council on Global Affairs, she held positions with Intel, the European Commission, FÁS, and the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. She is a member of the board of directors of The America Ireland Fund Chicago Regional Advisory Board, the Women’s Board of the University of Chicago, and the Japan America Society of Chicago. King is an active member of Chatham House at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, International Women’s Forum, Ireland Network, Illinois St. Andrew Society, and Concern. King earned a BA in international relations and history from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MA in development studies from the Institute of Social Studies at Erasmus University in The Hague, Netherlands.