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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
05/01/18
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Polsky Exchange, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics
Join the IOP as we welcome Senator Cory Booker(D-NJ). First elected in 2013 after serving as Mayor of Newark, Senator Booker has advocated for criminal justice reform, environmental protection, and opportunity for economic mobility. He is a member of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, the Judiciary, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Environment and Public Works. He will explain why he does not believe Christians, Jews, and Muslims who believe is tradition marriage should not serve in the government.
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05/01/18
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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05/01/18
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sources, Secrets and Storytellers
City Winery, Chicago IL
BGA
At the 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Awards for Investigative Reporting, the BGA will honor the best reporting in our state and host a conversation with Daniel Ellsberg, the renowned "Pentagon Papers" whistleblower. We'll also celebrate investigative journalism in Hollywood, from "Ace in the Hole" to "All the President's Men" and this year's hit, "The Post."
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05/02/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Unexpected Allies: When Corporations, Unions, and Communities Come Together
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Charles Matthews (Peoples Gas), Robert G. Reiter, Jr.(Local 150), Darnell Shields(Austin Coming Together) in conversation with Wendy DuBoe discuss unions vs. businesses.
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05/02/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Telling the "Truth" About Climate Change
Northwestern University - Harris Hall, Evanston IL
Northwestern University
Naomi Oreskes rails against scientists and politicians who dare offer scientific challenges to the scientific global warming consensus.
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05/02/18
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rendr Pop Up
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Rendr
Rendr Pop Up is a hosting its inaugural exhibition of local artists and their artwork featuring the advancing interactive technology platforms that are providing opportunities to question the reality of the world we experience through our senses: exploring what it means to be human in a world that is increasingly virtual.
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05/02/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Can Genetic Technologies Advance Sustainable Agriculture?
Northwestern, Lurie-Baldwin Auditorium, Chicago IL
Northwestern University
This discussion will explore the successes and future opportunities that genetic technology can bring to the agriculture industry.
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05/02/18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Reflecting on an Academic Life
Newberry Library, Chicago IL
Newberry Library
An Academic Life speaks to the fundamental issues of purpose, academic freedom, and governance that arise time and again in higher education, and that pose sharp challenges to the independence and scholarly integrity of each new generation.
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05/02/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Reality / Augment Reality
FinTank, Chicago IL
FinTank
Each month we present a mixed panel of experts who are currently working directly with Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology, including Technologists, Business Analysts, Visionaries, Content Creators, Investors, and more. We make the panel available to anyone who wants to attend, with a particular focus on business and community leaders and investors in Chicago who are interested in learning how to make practical use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology. The group at each meetup directs the discussion, and it is followed by networking and hands-on technology demonstrations so that everyone can gain practical experience with the technologies.
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05/02/18
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
CAPITALISN'T: ECONOMIST LUIGI ZINGALES IN CONVERSATION WITH NICOLA PERSICO
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago , Chicago IL
Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago
Economist Luigi Zingales (University of Chicago), interviewed by Nicola Persico (Northwestern University), will present the new Stigler Center podcast - CAPITALISN'T - an irreverent endeavor in collaboration with Chicago Booth Review that does the serious work of examining the ups and the downs of the capitalist lives we live in America today.
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