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Date/Time Event Partner
01/26/20
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
"National Geographic Live" — On the Trail of Big Cats
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago IL
National Geographic

From trekking India’s Himalayas in search of rare snow leopards and tracking the elusive jaguar through Latin American jungles to pursuing the American cougar throughout Hollywood Hills, award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter has ventured far and wide to come face-to-face with his subjects. This is no easy task – many of these species are in danger of extinction. Follow Winter into the endangered, wild, and unpredictable world of these creatures as he reveals some of his most memorable experiences from working with big cats and discusses the work that is being done to save them.


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Date/Time Event Partner
02/04/20
All Day
Truth in Accounting - Chicago Bankruptcy
DePaul University Loop, Chicago IL
Truth in Accounting

Richard Porter will be giving a presentation on bankruptcy as an option for Illinois and Chicago.


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02/04/20
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night

The 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.


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02/05/20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Crime and Poverty in Chicago
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Jens Ludwig is Director of the University of Chicago Crime Lab, and the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy. He helped found the Crime Lab 10 years ago to work closely with local government to reduce both crime and the harms of the criminal justice system. The Crime Lab is, among other ongoing projects, working with the Chicago Police Department to reduce gun violence and strengthen police-community relations in the city’s most impacted neighborhoods,


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02/05/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
The Presidency and the Bomb
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

For his latest book, The Bomb, Fred Kaplan has held exclusive interviews with participants and excavated archives uncovering thousands of once-classified documents relating to these crises and maneuverings. He will share previously untold stories from inside the White House, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of US Strategic Command to cast new light on the darkest aspect of our age, from Truman to Trump.


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02/06/20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cost of Chicago
Wheaton College Wade Center Bakke Auditorium, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

This second lecture in the series focuses on Midwestern Native American architecture and sculpture, especially using Chesterton’s book, Resurrection of Rome. Just as Renaissance art revived ancient Greek and Roman aesthetics in Italy, we too are living through a revival of ancient Native American mounds, craft and structure— especially in the Midwest. Perhaps this renders the Great Lakes region worthy of the same love Chesterton lavished on Rome.


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02/11/20
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night

The 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.


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02/12/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Election 2020 and the Pulse of the Heartland
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

One week after the Iowa caucuses, analysts from across the region convene to take the election-year pulse of the heartland. Panel with:
John Austin, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Director, Michigan Economic Center; Molly Beck, State and Government Politics Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Shia Kapos, Author, Politico Illinois Playbook; Robert Leonard, Host, KNIA/KRLS Radio Iowa.


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02/13/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Prosperity or Peril - a Debate On the Future of the EU
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Columbia Law School’s Anu Bradford and Brooking’s James Kirchick, holding opposing views on the EU’s prospects, debate the future of the EU bloc.


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02/18/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Hong Kong and the Future of One Country, Two Systems
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

For months now, Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets in the hundreds of thousands to demonstrate for greater autonomy and political freedom from mainland China. Yet Beijing’s stance toward Hong Kong has not appeared to change, even as many now question the future of the “one country, two systems” policy. With the growing waves of protest, and with no end in sight, what can these massive demonstrations tell us about where this metropolis is heading? And what is China’s endgame with Hong Kong?


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02/18/20
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night

The 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.


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