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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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03/04/20
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An Optimistic Pessimism
Wheaton College Blanchard Hall, Wheaton IL
Wheaton College

Optimism in a time of evil?


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03/05/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Trade Wars, Slowing Global Economy, and Monetary Policy
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Throughout 2019, the Federal Reserve has cut interest rates three times — all but reversing the rate increases from last year. These cuts have been a result of slowing global growth and continuing uncertainty around the US-China trade war. Although cutting rates could help the economy deal with these concerns, US monetary policy decisions have continued to be called into question. Looking ahead as an election approaches, what type of monetary policy will the Fed prescribe to insulate the US economy from external risks?


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03/07/20
9:30 am - 1:15 pm
One Day University
Northwester University Thorne Auditorium, Chicago IL
One Day University

The Presidency: The Changing Role of America’s Highest Office
The Human Brain: What We Know (and what we don’t)
Four Memorable Musicals That Changed Broadway


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03/10/20
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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03/10/20
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"National Geographic Live" — Adventures Among Orangutans
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago IL
National Geographic

Husband-and-wife duo Tim Laman and Cheryl Knott have dedicated their lives to understanding and protecting orangutans, a threatened species that can only be observed a handful of places around the world. Together, biological anthropologist Knott and photojournalist Laman have combined innovative new techniques with traditional fieldwork to get a closer look at these incredible animals. In this presentation, the pair provides a closer look into the work that they’ve done with this intelligent, resourceful, and endangered species with whom we share 97% of our DNA, giving us insights not only into the animals’ world, but also our own.


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03/11/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
George Friedman on Crisis, Triumph, and America's Next Decade
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

The global instability and domestic discord that have come to define the present age are not unique, nor do they spell the end of American power, argues George Friedman. The renowned geopolitical forecaster and author believes that the 2020s will be marked by the convergence of powerful institutional and socioeconomic cycles that have long shaped American history.


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03/13/20
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fabrics: The New Software
Fermilab, Batavia IL
Fermilab

In this talk Dr. Fink will discuss the use of diode fibers for creating fabric communications systems allowing the exchange of information between people and platforms using line of sight fabric based optical communications.


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03/16/20
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Erin Aleman Executive Director Chicago Metroplitan Agency for Planning (CMAP)
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Erin Aleman was appointed unanimously by the Board of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) in June 2019 as the agency’s third executive director.


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03/17/20
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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03/19/20
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
2020 Bouton Fellow Public Lecture
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council

Ichiro Fujisaki, President, Nakasone Peace Institute; Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States, will discuss the challenges and opportunities in Asia.


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