Rosemont Theatre

Address
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont
IL

60018
United States


The Chicago Speakers Series

The Chicago Speakers Series invites you to join us at the Rosemont Theatre to experience the ultimate in cultural engagement — seven evenings of diverse opinions, profound insights and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of issues. The Chicago Speakers Series is modeled after highly acclaimed Speakers Series in Philadelphia and Boston, both of which have been “Sold Out” since their inception many years ago. Each Series continues to maintain a multi-year waiting list of those wishing to subscribe. Join us for a season of heroes and legends. You’ll be delighted you did!
MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT
U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
October 1, 2015
The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, Albright earlier served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Born in Prague, her family fled the Nazi invasion during WWII, and later the Communists, before settling in Denver. A Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Albright currently serves as a professor at Georgetown University.

 

The Speakers Series is open to the public by subscribing to the Series. The lectures are held from 8-9:30pm on seven Thursday evenings, from October through April.

Become a subscriber to the Chicago Speakers Series to guarantee your seats to all 7 lectures. You will have the chance to interact with each speaker, as each event will conclude with a question and answer session. Please note that the Chicago Speakers Series is only sold by subscription to the entire series – single tickets to individual lectures will not be sold.

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MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT
U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
October 1, 2015
The first woman to serve as U.S. Secretary of State, Albright earlier served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Born in Prague, her family fled the Nazi invasion during WWII, and later the Communists, before settling in Denver. A Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Albright currently serves as a professor at Georgetown University.

SANJAY GUPTA
Neurosurgeon & CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
November 5, 2015
Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy Award-winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, played an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for American Morning, Anderson Cooper 360° and CNN documentaries, as well as anchoring the weekend medical affairs program Sanjay Gupta, MD.

MICHIO KAKU
Theoretical Physicist & Futurist
December 3, 2015
Known as a futurist and popularizer of science, Kaku has written numerous books about physics and makes regular appearances on radio, television and film. He is a frequent host of TV specials for the BBC, Discovery Channel, the History Channel and the Science Channel. Kaku also hosts a weekly, syndicated, one-hour radio program called Explorations.

AYAAN HIRSI ALI
International Activist & Author
January 21, 2016
Named in 2005 by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Ali is known for her views critical of radical Islam and its suppression of women. Born in Somalia, she sought political asylum in the Netherlands to avoid a forced marriage and was later elected to the Dutch Parliament. Now a U.S. citizen, Ali’s best-selling memoir is titled Infidel.

DIANA NYAD
Swam from Cuba to Key West, Florida
February 11, 2016
Nyad came to national attention in the 1970s for swimming around Manhattan and then from the Bahamas to Florida. In 2013, at the age of 64, she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Key West, Florida without the aid of a shark cage. Nyad is also a journalist who has been regularly featured on NPR and ABC’s Wide World of Sports.

LEON E. PANETTA
Former CIA Director & U.S. Secretary of Defense
March 17, 2016
Panetta served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 16 years before President Clinton selected him as Director of the Office of Management and Budget in 1993, and then, in 1994, appointed him White House Chief of Staff. President Obama nominated Panetta to run the CIA in 2009. He subsequently served as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013.

DAVID MCCULLOUGH
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian
April 7, 2016
Acclaimed author of Truman, John Adams, and most recently The Greater Journey, this two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award has been called a National Treasure. A gifted storyteller, he has narrated several PBS documentaries, including The Civil War and Napoleon, and the motion picture Seabiscuit.

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LOCATION: Chicago Speakers Series
Rosemont Theatre
5400 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

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