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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
04/26/18
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CWD Hack Night
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Chicago Women Developers
This weekly event gives ladies a space to code together. Whether you're just getting started, or are a veteran in the tech world, there's a seat for you at the table. BYOL: Bring your own laptop!
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04/26/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hatchery Networking – Larry Levy
ICNC, Chicago IL
The Hatchery Chicago
Learn from one of the biggest food icons in Chicago, Larry Levy. More details to come.
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04/26/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hero of the Crossing: How Anwar Sadat and the 1973 War Changed the World
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
PMML
Author Thomas W. Lippman visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book on the impact of Anwar Sadat's presidency.
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04/26/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
IT Executive Leadership Exchange
River North TBD, Chicago IL
ITA
Join us for our IT Executive Leadership Exchange, exclusively for IT Executives from growth-stage technology companies. This is a casual event where executives can discuss current issues, network, debate and get inspired by others.
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04/26/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Navigating a Changing Middle East: A Conversation with Ambassador Dan Shapiro
McCormick Foundation Center, Evanston IL
Buffett Institute
Dan Shapiro, Buffett Institute Distinguished Visitor and former ambassador to Israel, will sit down with MENA Director Brian Edwards to discuss the complexities of the Middle East's political landscape. They'll consider regional highlights and lowlights of the Obama and Trump administrations, and how the US and its allies' interests overlap and diverge on issues like instability in the Arab world, the war in Syria, Iran's regional ambitions, the stalemate in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, and warming relations between Israel and moderate Sunni Arab states.
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04/26/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Public Newsroom #60: South Side Weekly Radio
Build Coffee, Chicago IL
City Bureau
Take a special look inside a community radio program! South Side Weekly Radio, which revamped in June 2017, is the nonprofit alt weekly’s on-air counterpart. Every week they bring us interviews with South and West Siders about arts, culture, and politics across Chicago.
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04/26/18
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Navigating Modern Tech Ethics: An Evening with Facebook
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago IL
Chicago Ideas
Join us for a thought-provoking evening that sheds light on how Facebook approaches modern tech ethics with Facebook VP of Product Design, Margaret Stewart, who has led design teams for Facebook, Google, and Youtube, and Facebook Research Manager, Sudhir Venkatesh, who works with the company’s Community Integrity Research Team.
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04/27/18
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
How Richard Nixon Altered American Politics
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome author John A. Farrell for a conversation about his book Richard Nixon: The Life. Mr. Farrell will discuss President Nixon’s rise to power, his role in sabotaging the Johnson campaign during the 1968 presidential election, and his lasting influence in American politics – including what the Nixon administration can teach us about our present political climate.
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04/27/18
5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Space: Open For Business
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
As the US government’s budget for space exploration has decreased, so has ended its monopoly on access to space, paving the way for commercial operators to launch satellites and supply research missions. In the years ahead these private endeavors are likely to push the envelope further, sending tourists into orbit, mining asteroids, and, perhaps one day, colonizing the cosmos.
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04/27/18
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
20x2 Chicago - Where Do We Start?
Schubas, Chicago IL
20x2 Chicago
No, Seriously, where do we start? Head to Schubas for a night of answers and ideas from 20 of the most creative Chicagoans.
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