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Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques–as well as cults, sects and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. Driving this explosion of faith is uncertainty–over what it means to be Chinese, and how to live an ethical life in a country that discarded traditional morality a century ago and is still searching for new guideposts. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Ian Johnson comes a portrait of religion in China today—its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in which it is influencing China’s future.
Noon, McCormick Foundation
Chicago Fintech Week is a series of events that brings together Chicago’s thriving Fintech Ecosystem along with a national and international audience. This session will focus on Blockchain.
In April we welcome Gener8tor to the Technori Stage! Following an address from Chicago entrepreneur & Avant CEO Al Goldstein, one of the Midwest’s top startup accelerators will be introducing you to their most recent cohort. Join us and connect with startup founders from Madison, WI to Toronto, and beyond!
Cronin is committed to reducing the size, scope, and cost of local government. Through his DuPage ACT Initiative (Accountability, Consolidation and Transparency), he introduced a comprehensive approach to reform dozens of independent taxing districts in DuPage County. To date, those reforms—which include the elimination of two agencies—are estimated to save taxpayers more than $100 million.
11:30am, City Club of Chicago
President Trump has expressed conflicting views on US policy toward the country in the past, alternately arguing against nation-building and promising to keep American troops on the ground. Where does Afghanistan stand on the United States’ choice between staying in and leaving Afghanistan? How will that choice impact the future of Afghanistan and of US-Afghan relations?
11:45am, Chicago Council
In 2016, scientists announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes, launching a new era of gravitational wave astrophysics. Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein one hundred hundred years earlier. I will describe the scientific and human story behind these discoveries, which provide a window into some of the most violent and warped events in the Universe.
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