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Date/Time Event Partner
11/12/19
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Philosophizing by Listening to the Past
Wheaton College Blanchard Hall, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

Vessey writes: “Hans-Georg Gadamer argues that it is impossible to do work in the history of philosophy without philosophizing. Others too hold the view that there is no sharp distinction to be made between doing the history of philosophy and doing philosophy; what makes Gadamer unique is his view applies not just to philosophical texts, but to philosophically relevant works of literature or of non-philosophical disciplines. That is because according to Gadamer what matters is the specific way we engage in dialogue with the texts and listen to what they have to tell us. I will use historical debates in homiletics—in the theory of preaching—to illustrate Gadamer’s point and to raise a concern about Gadamer’s own emphasis on listening as the model for engaging philosophically with the past.”


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Date/Time Event Partner
11/14/19
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
The State of Democracy: Status Check with Prof. Steven Levitsky of Harvard
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
IoP

Join the IOP as we welcome Harvard Professor of government Steven Levitsky, co-author of How Democracies Die, for a conversation on the stability and future of democracies around the globe. In the book, he and co-author Daniel Ziblatt trace how democracies throughout history have descended into authoritarianism.


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11/14/19
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
You Destroy the Rule of Supply & Demand: Power and Profits in Chicago’s Cattle Market
Chicago History Museum, Chicago IL
Chicago History Museum

Join us for a scholarly presentation and lively discussion. Joshua Specht of Monash University will present “You Destroy the Rule of Supply & Demand: Power and Profits in Chicago’s Cattle Market.”


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11/14/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Donald Miller, Vicksburg: Grant's Campaign That Broke the Confederacy
Pritzker Military Library, Chicago IL
PMML

Author Donald Miller visits the Museum & Library to discuss his book which provides a richly revealing portrait of Ulysses S. Grant within the enthralling story of the Civil War.


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11/14/19
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
FaithTech Chicago Monthly Meeting
Moody Bible Institute, Chapman Center, Chicago IL
FaithTech

What is the Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?


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11/15/19
11:30 am - 1:10 pm
2019 Political News Highlights
The Union League of Chicago, Chicago IL
CAPAG

Three of the top political reporters in Illinois will discuss the biggest stories in 2019. Some of those top stories will include, Alderman Burke’s indictment and JB Pritzker’s productive legislation session.


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11/15/19
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
The Race Card Project with Michele Norris
Ida Noyes Hall University of Chicago, Chicago IL
IoP

Play the Race Card! Now, join the IOP as we welcome Michele Norris to discuss the project, its legacy, and how it can help us understand American politics in 2019.


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11/18/19
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Brendan Kelly Acting Director Illinois State Police
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Brendan Kelly was nominated by Governor JB Pritzker to serve as the Director of the Illinois State Police (ISP) this January. Prior to beginning his leadership of the ISP, Kelly served as the elected State’s Attorney of St. Clair County from 2010 to 2019 and previously as an Assistant State’s Attorney prosecuting everything from drug cases, to crimes against children, to the most heinous murder cases.


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11/18/19
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Good Economics for Hard Times
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

IT economics professor Abhijit Banerjee joins the Council to argue that traditional western-centric thinking has failed to explain how it benefits the average worker and consumer in an ever more globalized world.


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11/18/19
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Web of Wires: Untangling Federal Corruption Investigations in IL Government
City Hall, Chicago IL
Lincoln Forum

Our panel of experts will discuss one of Illinois government’s most pervasive problems and help unpack how Springfield’s most popular fall accessory – wearing a wire – is routing out corruption at a seemingly faster pace than we’ve ever seen.


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11/19/19
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Climate Change Litigation featuring Jeff Clark
Rock Bottom, Chicago IL
Federalist Society

The Juliana plaintiffs – 21 minor children – filed suit in 2015 arguing that the federal government violated their fundamental right to a stable climate grounded in the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the 5th Amendment, by supporting a fossil-fuel economy. They also argue that the government breached its duty to hold the atmosphere in trust under common law principles. In the 9th Circuit, Jeff Clark argued that there is no substantive constitutional right to a stable environment and the suit is a “direct attack on the separation of powers”. Jeff will discuss the “climate kids” litigation and future implications for states and state constitutional law going forward.


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