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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
02/18/20
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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02/20/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
President's Club Program: Is Israel's Democracy Broken?
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Join Arye Carmon, founding president and senior fellow at the Israel Democracy Institute, for a discussion on the current political paralysis and the inherent challenges in solidifying Israel’s 71 year old secular democracy.


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02/21/20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
CAPAG Events
Union League Club, Chicago IL
CAPAG

CAPAG’s monthly speakers series covers a wide range of topics. Speakers at our events include: elected officials, panel discussions, current legislative initiatives, and “off-campus” outings.


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02/24/20 - 02/25/20
All Day
Chemistry’s Role in Feeding the Majority World
Wheaton College Meyer Science Center, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

Reliable food sources and access to clean water are fundamental necessities for human survival that we take for granted in the United States. Speakers in this symposium will discuss the challenges that other parts of the world face in these areas, and how the science of chemistry can help to address some of these concerns in a sustainable and environmentally conscious manner.


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02/25/20
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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02/25/20
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Critical Conversations 2020: Responses to Climate Change
Spertus, Chicago IL
Spertus

Responses to Climate Change

Activists and experts debate what needs to be done and why we are too immobilized to act.


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02/28/20
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Studying the Beginning of the Universe from the Bottom of the World
Fermilab, Batavia IL
Fermilab

Dr. Benson is an experimental cosmologist, who studies the cosmic microwave background: the relic radiation from the very early Universe, which was emitted only 380,000 years after the Big Bang. His research takes him to the very ends of the Earth, namely the South Pole, where he builds instruments designed to answer some of the biggest questions in cosmology: What physics was responsible for the Big Bang? What is the Universe made of? What is Dark Energy?


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03/03/20
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Splendid and the Vile
University Club of Chicago, Chicago IL
The Bookstall

Join acclaimed writer Erik Larson for an evening event to discuss his new book, “The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz”.


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03/03/20
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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