Jamie N. Jones

Assistant Director of the Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) Program, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and Co-Founder, Impact Engine

Jamie N. Jones is the Assistant Director of the Social Enterprise at Kellogg (SEEK) Program, where she works with students, alumni and members of the community to apply business principles to affect social change. Jamie firmly believes that the greatest social challenges can be mitigated with innovation and the application of sound business practices. She is in constant search for new opportunities to foster collaboration between Kellogg students and the community toward significant social impact.

Since starting her role at Kellogg, Jamie has launched the International Impact Investing Challenge, conducted research in collaboration with the U.S. Dept. of State, co-hosted the Impact Investing Summit and facilitated the creation of the NUvention Innovate for Impact course.  Jamie’s current research interests are in the design of inclusive business models to create sustainable social impact.  Jamie is also the co-founder of Impact Engine, a Chicago-based impact venture accelerator.

Jamie earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to Kellogg, Jamie was a product development chemist and worked in several areas including medical devices and material science. She earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin and a BS in Chemistry from the University of Tennessee. Any free time Jamie has is spent running or biking the trail by Lake Michigan.

Richard C. Longworth

Senior Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Richard Longworth is senior fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America’s Heartland in the Age of Globalism, on the impact of globalization on the American Midwest. He also is a distinguished visiting scholar at DePaul University, an adjunct professor of international relations at Northwestern University, and a mentor at the Harris School at the University of Chicago.

Longworth joined the Council in 2003 as executive director of Global Chicago after a career in journalism. For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and United Press International, and was the Tribune’s chief European correspondent. He has reported from 75 countries on five continents. He also is the author of Global Squeeze and coauthor of Global Chicago.

Longworth was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, has won the Overseas Press Club award twice, and was a finalist two times for the Pulitzer Prize. In addition, he has won every major national award for economic reporting.

Longworth is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, has been a speaker at the Davos conferences and for five years was a mentor to StreetWise, Chicago’s newspaper for the homeless.

Rachel Bronson

 Vice President, Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Rachel Bronson is the Vice President, Studies at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs where she is helping to create a nationally and internationally recognized foreign policy think tank in Chicago.  Her previous position, Vice President of Programs and Studies included overseeing the more than 150 programs The Chicago Council runs annually. Her shift in responsibilities is a testament to the increasing focus that the organization is placing on its research capacity and policy impact. Prior to that, she served as Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Earlier positions include Senior Fellow for International Security Affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University. Dr. Bronson’s book Thicker than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia (Oxford University Press, 2006), has been translated into Japanese and published in paperback in June 2008.

Her writings have appeared in publications such as Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, The New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Chicago Tribune. She has commented widely on foreign affairs in outlets such as NPR, CNN, The Lehrer News Hour, The Charlie Rose Show, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Dr. Bronson has served as a consultant to NBC News and the Center for Naval Analyses.  She has testified before the Congressional Anti-Terrorist Finance Task Force, Congress’ Joint Economic Committee and the 9/11 Commission.

In 2003, Dr. Bronson was named a Carnegie Corporation Scholar. She was named by Crain’s Chicago Business as one of the 20 women to watch in 2008. She earned a B.A. in history at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University in 1997.

commitment to values-based management in action


Thursday, March 29, 2012


Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m.
Adjourn: 9:00 a.m.


Dr. Jamie N. Jones, Assistant Director of the Social Enterprise, Kellogg School of Management,  Northwestern University,  Co-Founder Impact Engine

 Commitment to Values-Based Management in Action

Dr. Jamie N. Jones will expand on the discussion first presented by Professor Timothy J. Feddersen, Director of the Social Enterprise at Kellogg Program (SEEK) about their business education program focused on developing socially responsible business leaders.  That focus developed in response to pressures for values-based corporate management, not only from global, national and local markets and political entities, but also from the students themselves.  She will present a broader discussion of how the corporate sector can work with social enterprises towards greater relevance for corporate responsibility.  According to Dr. Jones, the community of social innovation and impact investing in Chicago and the Midwest is already growing quickly, and Chicago is uniquely positioned for this intersection and mutual leverage of social enterprise and corporate responsibility.

As co-founder of Impact Engine, an example of the SEEK Program’s ideas being put into action, Jamie will explain how Impact Engine will function as a business accelerator aimed at growing companies with a social mission.  It is the first center in the Midwest designed to accelerate the most promising social impact ventures from concept to execution by helping budding social entrepreneurs seeking to address issues that include education, healthy food systems, urban economic development and environmental sustainability through business ventures navigate the complex balance of market opportunities and social impact.  “Impact Engine provides a home base in the Midwest for these entrepreneurs and investors to join forces to address the world’s most pressing social and environmental challenges through dynamic market-based business ventures.”  Larry Levy, Chicago entrepreneur and founding participant in Impact Engine.


Northwestern Memorial Hospital
2nd Floor – Room K
250 E. Superior
Prentice Women’s Hospital
Chicago, IL 60611


For CR Group members only: we will hold a planning session immediately following the regular meeting to discuss ideas for future programs and ways to improve CRG to better meet its members needs.

RSVP to Colleen Coughlin by Monday, March 26 at colleen@crgroup.org, or by calling 312-666-2776.

g8 and nato summits: the world turns its attention on us


Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Reception: 7:30 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m.
Adjourn: 9:00 a.m.


Rachel Bronson, Vice President, Studies, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Richard C. Longworth, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

G8 and NATO Summits: The World Turns Its Attention on the United States

The May G8 and NATO Summits will center the world’s attention on the United States and Chicago.  We’ve invited The Chicago Council on Global Affairs to share their ideas about how these international meetings positively contribute to Chicago’s growing stature as a global city.  We’ll address the history and importance of the Summits, the agenda items and issues the heads of state and their ministers will discuss.  The discussion will help you go beyond the press coverage of protestors and learn about the substantive aims of these Summits.  Join Rachel Bronson, Vice President, Studies and Richard Longworth, Senior Fellow at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs for this timely discussion leading up to the May G8 and NATO Summits. For more information on The Chicago Council’s NATO and G8 activities, please visit 2012summits.org.


Quarles & Brady LLP
300 N. LaSalle Street
Suite 4000
Chicago, IL 606054

RSVP to Colleen Coughlin by Friday, April 13 at colleen@crgroup.org, or by calling 312-666-2776.