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1) America in the Trump Era: Future of the Democratic Party
February 27
During President Obama’s two terms the Democrats had major losses in the House, Senate, governorships, and state legislators. Join the Institute of Politics as it welcomes Mayor Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, IN; Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta, GA; and Symone Sanders, former National Press Secretary for Bernie Sanders and Strategist for Priorities USA.
6:15pm, Institute of Politics


2) Innovation Summit 2017
February 28
The Economist’s Innovation Summit will gather leading thinkers and practitioners to explore the opportunities and challenges of making this transition. Economist editors will ask the searching questions as Fortune 500 CEOs, policymakers and disruptive entrepreneurs share their insights and strategies for successful digital transformation.
7am, The Economist

 3) Technori Showcase
February 28
Technori’s February Startup Showcase is about celebrating African American Entrepreneurship!
6pm, Technori Showcase


4) The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education
March 1
In The Coming Death and Future Resurrection of American Higher Education, Dr. Richard Bishirjian exposes how the higher education establishment imposes tuition costs that force parents and students into crippling debt.
5:30pm, Heartland Institute


5) One China 101: Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Trump’s Gambit
March 1
On the heels of the 45th anniversary of the 1972 Shanghai Communique—which marked the beginning of the rapprochement of US-China relations—what does the Trump presidency protend for US-China relations and the fortunes of Hong Kong and Taiwan? Could Taiwan be part of a bargain between the US and China? How would Hong Kong fare in the event of a possible Sino-US trade war?
6pm, Chicago Council



Creating a Balanced Regional Housing Supply by 2050
February 28
When residents can choose from a variety of housing types and prices, it increases their access to jobs, shortens commute times, and reduces the number of people struggling with the cost of living. Yet, for local officials, defining and creating a balanced housing supply poses many substantial obstacles. What are the strategies that have proven most successful?
8:30am, MPC

The Real Impact of Social Impact Investing
March 1
Social impact investing offers opportunities for businesses and investors to drive social change with a model that is at once entrepreneurial, measurable, and scalable. Hear from two of Chicago’s visionaries who are managing multi-million dollar social impact investment funds and investing in non-profits and social enterprises that are primed to change the narrative of our city.
11:30am, CAPAG


The First 30 Days: A Presidential Discussion
March 2
Panel of journalists and an experienced college professor for a free, conversational review of the first 30 days of the new American presidency. Confirmed guests include Madeleine Doubek, publisher of Reboot Illinois; Natasha Korecki, senior reporter for POLITICO and author of Illinois Playbook; Kerry Lester, ‎columnist and senior writer at the Daily Herald; Michael Puente, WBEZ Chicago Public Media reporter who covered the Trump/Pence ticket in the presidential election; and Gary Midkiff, a college professor and guest lecturer who specializes in the American Presidency.
7pm, District 214




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