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1) The New York Times Columnist David Brooks
February 19
Join the IOP as we welcome The New York Times columnist David Brooks as he discusses societal responses to populism. How do Americans concerned about the rise of populist movements build a sustainable movement of opposition? How do they craft a positive vision for their country? Mr. Brooks will offer his thoughts on possible solutions before taking questions from the audience.
5:30PM, Institute of Politics

2) Red and Blue: America and the Millennial Agenda
February 20
First of all, if you are a millennial, grow up (you call it adulting, but do it for real). Then attend this talk.
5:45pm, Chicago Council


 3) Is MLK Jr.’s 20th Century Voice Relevant in the 21st Century?
February 21
As senior pastor and teacher of the faith family of West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, the Rev. Dr. L. Bernard Jakes serves as a consultant to policymakers on statewide issues such as sensible gun laws, same-gender marriage and education funding reform.
4pm, Elmhurst College


4) Blockchain in Chicago Kickoff 2018 at Venue610
February 22
Blockchain focus will be 5:30-8pm. Crypto focus will be throughout with a coins Q&A crowd sentiment game from 8-10pm. There are two rooms, 450 seats in the great hall with speakers, panels, and presentations and 200 on the landing with our $1,000 crowd choice contest for blockchain entrepreneurs, ICOs, and free learning station workshops.
5pm, Chicago Blockchain Project

5) Ambassador Nikki R. Haley
February 22
Join the IOP as we welcome Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley previously served as Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. During her tenure at the United Nations, Ambassador Haley has prioritized organizational reform and the defense of human rights while addressing the international threat posed by North Korea.
5:30pm, Institute of Politics



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