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Dr. Jerry Root, our plenary speaker, will be offering six lectures over the course of the conference on the theme of “Communicating the Gospel: C.S. Lewis Style.”
Avoiding war, while securing nation’s vast global interests, is a perennial challenge for any United States president. But throughout history forward-looking statesmen like FDR, Reagan, Rabin, and Walesa – leaders who anticipated change and were willing to build alliances and engage with adversaries – were able to promote peace under testing circumstances. What would such a strategy of preventative engagement look like for the United States today?
5:15pm, Chicago Council
Join us for a fascinating talk on the new efforts to protect student athletes in Illinois. Tregg Duerson, a mental health advocate and son of 1985 Bears Super Bowl great Dave Duer-son, will co-lead the discussion. Dave Duerson’s tragic suicide has sparked awareness of the links between concussions and brain damage in football players. The Dave Duerson Act to Prevent CTE is a proposed law that would ban organized tackle football for Illinois children 12 years old and under.
Noon, Standard Club
Explore anew our individual and common humanity in light of the ever-evolving developments in medicine, science, and technology. Plenary speakers will address being and remaining human in an age of science and technology, genetics, neuroscience & the BRAIN Initiative; bioethics in literature and pop culture; human rights & dignity; and theological examinations of contentment, human flourishing, particularity, and embodiment as they relate to bioethics.
A series of discussions about the technical, legal, and business aspects of blockchain technology and tokenized assets.
6pm, Ziliak Law
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