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05/30/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Forrest Claypool, CEO, Chicago Public Schools
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Forrest Claypool was appointed CEO of Chicago Public Schools in July 2015. Before joining CPS, Claypool served briefly as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief of staff and previously served two stints as Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley. Prior to joining Mayor Emanuel’s leadership team at City Hall, Claypool served as President of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) from 2011-2015, where he closed a $308 million budget gap, negotiated a historic new labor agreement, and launched the most ambitious infrastructure modernization campaign in CTA history, all while improving bus and rail service throughout Chicago.
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05/30/17
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good. Hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!
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05/30/17
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
mHUB 3D Printing Open House
mHub Chicago, Chicago IL
mHub
mHUB is rolling out a monthly Open House series! At this month's event, we will focus on the 3D Printing Lab. Attendees will receive an overview of five different 3D printing technologies, see examples of each, and learn which technology is best to use for certain applications.
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05/31/17
All Day
Real Estate Forum Breakfast Crain's Events
The city's premier real estate event series for real estate professionals will feature prominent leaders in Chicago Real Estate. Last year's series featured interviews with Jonathan Gray, global head of Blackstone and Andy Gloor, Managing Principal of Sterling Bay. The event will be moderated by the Crain's reporting team and will include networking, a plated breakfast and audience Q&A.
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05/31/17
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Movie Night with WIB-Chicago - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
mHub Chicago, Chicago IL
WIB
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks started a national discussion about the importance of women’s contributions in biology and ethics surrounding biomedical research. WIB-Chicago members and friends are invited to gather and watch the movie. Following the conclusion of the show we will discuss Henrietta’s unique case and how many similar discoveries lead to medical breakthroughs. Don't miss this great opportunity to network with others in the local life science community.
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05/31/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
"Life with and without Society: Some Thoughts on Contemporary Nigeria”
Red Lion Pub, Chicago IL
Northwestern
This talk will address two related but different threads of my recent work in Nigeria. One examines particular spaces of violence, namely the frontier and relatedly to question of legitimate and illegitimate forms of state and civic authority, and how this might help us understand two insurgencies which have arise since the return to civilian rule in 1999. The other is to unsettle the resource curse analysis by examining sub-national variation in state capabilities ('asymmetric state capacity') within a complex and contentious federal system (so called 'fiscal federalism') and the politics of institutional reform.
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05/31/17
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Dispatches from the Horn of Africa
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Regional governments are caught between escalating conflicts in South Sudan and Yemen, while continuing their struggle against one of the continent’s most formidable Islamist insurgencies, al-Shabaab. Even Ethiopia, a regional economic powerhouse, today faces growing political and ethnic unrest. Why have peace and stability often proven so elusive in this region? Jeffrey Gettleman, Pulitzer-Prize Winner; East Africa Bureau Chief, New York Times
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06/01/17
8:00 am - 9:15 am
The Business of Giving
Mid-America Club , Chicago IL
Executives' Club of Chicago
Welcome three top CEO’s from leading non-profit organizations. They will share insights on why being socially responsible is good for business. Additionally, they will highlight how companies can improve culture in the workplace through volunteerism and increased giving.
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06/01/17
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Polsky Innovation Showcase
Charles M. Harper Center, Chicago IL
Polsky Center
Wntrepreneurs and innovators from across the campus community will demo their start-ups, products and/or technologies at different tables in the Winter Garden. Attendees are invited to take an interactive and in-depth look at the flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem at the University of Chicago.
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06/01/17
5:30 pm - 7:15 pm
The Geopolitics of Energy
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
In an increasingly connected world, the geopolitics of energy will likely become even more complex. How would US energy independence impact American foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond? What effect would trade wars or environmental degradation have on energy markets? Might renewable energy or new technologies shift the international balance of power? Join the Council on Global Affairs for a conversation on the geopolitical dimensions of global energy markets.
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