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01/30/18
10:00 am - 11:15 am
An Insider's Look at Working in a Think Tank
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
A panel from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and the University of Pennsylvania will answer all of the questions you have – and the ones you didn’t know you had – on why think tanks matter, and how you can contribute.
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01/30/18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
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. Hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!
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01/30/18
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Uncovering and Activating Your Leadership Competencies
The Shift, Chicago IL
The Shift
In this session, you will: Use Career Architect Cards™ tool to sort, identify and define your leadership and global competencies. Understand how selected competencies manifest as strengths and areas for development. Evaluate selected competencies as skilled and unskilled against high-performing skill profiles; discover (by comparing your competency highs and lows to normative data of established leadership profiles):
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01/30/18
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Civic Talks
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum
Join Joy L. Bivins, CHM director of curatorial affairs, Lisa Yun Lee, executive director of the National Public Housing Museum, and Natalie Moore as they discuss the ways race shaped and continues to shape Chicagoans’ experience of the city. The dialogue is informed by the speakers’ perspectives as a journalist, historian, and social activist and enriched by their personal stories of living in Chicago.
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01/30/18
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Race: Are We So Different?
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum
Chicago is infamous for its entrenched racial residential segregation. Join Joy L. Bivins, CHM director of curatorial affairs, Lisa Yun Lee, executive director of the National Public Housing Museum, and Natalie Moore as they discuss the ways race shaped and continues to shape Chicagoans’ experience of the city. The dialogue is informed by the speakers’ perspectives as a journalist, historian, and social activist and enriched by their personal stories of living in Chicago.
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01/30/18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Look into The Future of Computing
Francis W. Parker School , Chicago IL
Francis Parker School
Join us for a discussion with Dr. Rick Stevens addressing the current and future state of computing and its expected impact on science and society during the next 10 to 20 years.
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01/31/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Taxes: 2018 & Beyond
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Hal Dardick, Laurence Msall, Fran Spielman discuss hos much higher taxes in Illinois will go in the near future.
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01/31/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Launch a Web Application Into The Cloud
Polsky Center, Chicago IL
Polsky Center
Tom Kompare, a web applications developer and Polsky mentor, will walk you through getting a web application launched using Amazon Web Services (AWS) - Elastic Beanstalk. Together, we will customize a simple web application, start up a web application environment on AWS, and launch our code. The build and launch process you will learn applies to small proof-of-concepts and to full blown production environments. Be ready to get your hands dirty: bring your laptop and your own Amazon account
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01/31/18
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
A Screening of All the Way with Jay Roach
Revival Theatre, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome renowned filmmaker Jay Roach for a screening and discussion of his film All the Way, which tells the story of President Lyndon Johnson’s first year in office. Following the screening, Mr. Roach will be joined by author and producer Jeremy McCarter to discuss the intersection of arts and politics, the role of storytelling in public life, and the challenges of capturing historical figures in dramas.
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01/31/18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
When is it our moral duty to do more for our trauma patients?
MacLean Center, Chicago IL
MacLean Center
Kimberly Joseph, MD, Attending Physician, Trauma and Burns and Rev. Carol Reese, Hospital Chaplain, discuss the limits of medical care in the treatment of patients.
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