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10/15/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Presidents of War
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Those presidents who held the office during wartime have sometimes needed to shelve their domestic policy ambitions. In addition, presidents of war have also had to contend with challenges from the Constitution’s War Powers Clause, Congress, the media, anti-war protestors and even their closest advisors during conflict. How have presidents coped with the pressures of war? And how has the scope of Presidential power evolved over the course of America’s conflicts? Comments from historian Michael Beschloss.


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Date/Time Event Partner
10/15/18 - 10/21/18
All Day
Chicago Ideas Week Chicago Ideas Week

Chicago Ideas is a movement built on one core belief: When a broad spectrum of thinkers and instigators share ideas, we have the power to transform our world.


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10/15/18 - 10/16/18
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
The Fintech Symposium
UIC Student Center East, Chicago IL
The Fintech Symposium

The Fintech Symposium will provide finance executives, bankers and other professionals an opportunity to learn about the latest fintech developments. Furthermore, there will be ample opportunities to network with other professionals who share the same fintech interests. One of the goals of the Fintech Symposium is to enable attendees to learn, discuss and evaluate fintech topics with a greater degree of knowledge and industry insight.


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10/15/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Negotiating the Path of Chicago's Financial Future
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Mayoral Candidate Paul Vallas shares his plan for Chicago.


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10/15/18
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Two Miles, 16 Years: Chicago’s “Death Gap” is a Crisis
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
Chicago Ideas

This “death gap” shines a light on a grim reality in the city—the fact that a couple of miles could mean living more than a decade longer. But Chicagoans are more than data points, and the city is more than a map. In this Conversation, we’ll talk with West Side United, a first of its kind collective of health care institutions, community members, non-profits and faith-based institutions working to heal Chicago’s West Side from the ground up, and hit on innovative ways to solve a set of complex issues.


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10/15/18
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Blockchain: The Future of Money, Power and Culture
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
Chicago Ideas

Blockchain is rewriting the rules of how money, banking, and other systems have always worked. With its possibility of changing the way we manage everything of discernible value—and, therefore, who wields power—blockchain technologies have the potential to radically affect our way of life. Hear from blockchain experts on how we can take lessons from the past and apply them to this new technology, ensuring systems in the future will benefit everyone.


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10/15/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Presidents of War
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Those presidents who held the office during wartime have sometimes needed to shelve their domestic policy ambitions. In addition, presidents of war have also had to contend with challenges from the Constitution’s War Powers Clause, Congress, the media, anti-war protestors and even their closest advisors during conflict. How have presidents coped with the pressures of war? And how has the scope of Presidential power evolved over the course of America’s conflicts? Comments from historian Michael Beschloss.


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10/15/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hatchery Speaker Series – Dirty Lemon COO Adam Louras
ICNC, Chicago IL
Hatchery Chicago

The Hatchery’s Speaker Series Welcomes Adam Louras, COO of Dirty Lemon Beverages!


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10/15/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Counterrevolution
Seminary Coop Bookstore, Chicago IL
Seminary Coop Bookstore

The Counterrevolution is a penetrating and disturbing account of the rise of counterinsurgency, first as a military strategy but increasingly as a way of ruling ordinary Americans.


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10/15/18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The New Face of American Leadership
Harris Theater, Chicago IL
Chicago Ideas

As the country faces a dearth of leadership from more traditional sources, “accidental leaders” are stepping up and sparking change, often in unexpected ways. At this Talk, a collection of inspiring forerunners will share their personal narratives, and explain what happened when leadership opportunities were thrust upon them. There is a case to be made that the country is in need of a new generation of people in power who are not afraid to challenge the status quo. At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear from four people who are quickly becoming the faces of that generation.


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10/16/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
BGA 95th Anniversary Luncheon
Hilton Chicago, Chicago IL
BGA

This year, Judy Woodruff, Anchor & Managing Editor at PBS News Hour will be our featured guest.


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