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Date/Time Event Partner
01/22/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
The Situation Room: Global Policy-Making in the White House
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Located in the basement of the White House, the Situation Room, has been the scene of some of modern history’s most fraught moments. Join the Council for a behind-the-scenes account into the complexities and challenges of global policy-making in the White House’s most guarded decision-making space.


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Date/Time Event Partner
01/22/19
10:00 am - 11:00 am
General Stanley McChrystal on Leadership
Quadrangle Club, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics

Join the IOP as we welcome retired General Stanley McChrystal for a conversation on his new book Leaders: Myth and Reality, cowritten with Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone. Modeled after Plutarch’s Lives, Leaders explores the stories of thirteen leaders – including Robespierre, Boss Tweed, Coco Chanel, and more – to find patterns of practical leadership in a variety of contexts.


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01/22/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Arts, Culture, Politics and Power
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Lou Raizin, twice Board Chair of Chicago Loop Alliance lead the creation of Pop Up Art Loop, as well as the installation of a number of major public art projects in the city including the lighting and music display along State Street.


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01/22/19
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Honorable John Delaney
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics

Join the IOP as we welcome former U.S. Representative and Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney (D-MD) to campus to discuss his vision for the Democratic Party and for America. During his time in Congress, he served on the House Committee on Financial Services and the Joint Economic Committee. Prior to his election in 2012, Mr. Delaney was founder and CEO of two companies, CapitalSource and HealthCare Financial Partners.


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01/22/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
The Situation Room: Global Policy-Making in the White House
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Located in the basement of the White House, the Situation Room, has been the scene of some of modern history’s most fraught moments. Join the Council for a behind-the-scenes account into the complexities and challenges of global policy-making in the White House’s most guarded decision-making space.


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01/22/19
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Futureproof: 7 key pillars for digital transformation success
Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business, Chicago IL
AMA Chicago

Author, CEO and analyst Daniel Newman will guide us through the 7 future-proofing pillars that drive a digitally-transformed enterprise.


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01/22/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Accounting & Finance for Start-Ups
The Hatchery Chicago, Chicago IL
The Hatchery Chicago

In this introductory course, we will take a look at the basics of accounting, financial statements and financial analyses – specifically as it relates to food & beverage companies. We’ll go through accounting methodology for important aspects of the business, as well as key KPI’s to track as you grow.


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01/22/19
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night

The 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.


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01/22/19
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Where Are All the Optimists?
Venue SIX10, Chicago IL
Chicago Ideas

Negativity has become a constant presence in our daily life. We are bombarded with frightening headlines, upsetting viral images, angry neighbors, and family members caught in a political stand-off. But is the world as bad off as we think? Where are the silver linings, and who are the hopeful thought leaders creating ripples of optimism that just might restore our faith in what is possible? How can we be part of the shift? You’ll leave this Talk having been on a journey that inspires endless optimism as you kick off a new year.


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01/23/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Violence and Unsolved Crime: A Snapshot of Chicago
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Moderated by Angela Rozas O’Toole
Featuring Chicago Tribune Crime Reporters Jeremy Gorner, Annie Sweeney & William Lee


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01/23/19
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tolkien's Beginnings
Wheaton College Wade Center Bakke Auditorium, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

Schmidt will explore author J.R.R. Tolkien’s early years and the context of his burgeoning relationships and writing influences, particularly in the midst of World War I. Tolkien’s love of art, reading, language, and the fellowship of community all provide engaging insights into the areas that shaped his later life and writing career.


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