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Date/Time Event Partner
04/23/18
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus (2009 - 2017)
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy. During his tenure, Secretary Mabus advocated for and oversaw the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the full integration of women in the military, and the military’s move toward reliance on alternative sources of energy.
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Date/Time Event Partner
04/23/18
All Day
Distributed: Markets 2018 Distributed Markets
Our annual global conference will bring together established financial service and technology firms with top innovators from the blockchain ecosystem for a day of critical dialogue and networking. As distributed ledger technology continues to build momentum and drive the fintech conversation, collaboration between legacy institutions and blockchain trailblazers is vital.
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04/23/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
James Derwinski, Executive Director & CEO Metra
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
James M. Derwinski was selected as next CEO/Executive Director of the commuter rail agency by a unanimous vote of the Metra Board of Directors in August 2017. Derwinski has had a long career in Metra's Mechanical Department most recently serving as its Chief Mechanical Officer.
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04/23/18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as welcome former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama Denis McDonough. IOP Director David Axelrod will lead this discussion.
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04/23/18
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Can Non/Humans Tell the Truth?
Northwestern University Harris Hall, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
This talk will explore and challenge the exceptional status given to human beings in the arena of truth by bringing to the fore three interrelated perspectives.
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04/23/18
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Bruce Katz is the coauthor of The New Localism: How Cities Can Thrive in the Age of Populism. He will share his view that cities are the dominant force in problem solving in the world today.
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04/23/18
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus (2009 - 2017)
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, the 75th United States Secretary of the Navy. During his tenure, Secretary Mabus advocated for and oversaw the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the full integration of women in the military, and the military’s move toward reliance on alternative sources of energy.
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04/23/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
When Law is Not Enough: Controversies over Muslim Rights in the US Northwestern University
Examine public controversies about Islam in Europe and the United States and debates about religious freedom and democratization in North Africa.
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04/24/18
12:00 am - 8:30 pm
Intro to Social Media Algorithms
BLUE LACUNA, Chicago IL
Blue Lacuna
Content creators, brands and individuals alike need to understand how best to work with the social media algorithms to generate the best return for their content creating efforts. At the end of this class learners will develop a social media strategy that works for their project, organization or business.
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04/24/18
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Never Again: Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity
Block Museum of Art, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
Leila Sadat is a Buffett Institute Distinguished Visitor and a human rights expert specializing in international criminal law and foreign affairs. As the founder and chair of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative at the Harris Institute, she helped draft a convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes against humanity, which is currently being debated by the UN International Law Commission. In 2012, Sadat was named Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the International Criminal Court (ICC).
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04/24/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Troubled Waters? The South China Sea in Focus
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
Courtesy of the Asia Transparency Initiative at CSIS, this program will feature visual projections detailing the transformation of the South China Sea in recent years. Conversation with Vice Admiral Andrew Lewis, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Operations, Plans, and Strategy, US Navy
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