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10/22/18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A Free-Market Approach to Environmental Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Chicago IL
Federalist Society - Northwestern Student Chapter

Vice President, External Relations, The Heritage Foundation, Becky Norton Dunlop, discusses trends in environmental law.


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10/29/18
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The 17th Annual Chicago Innovation Awards
Harris Theater, Chicago IL
Chicago Innovation Awards

Join 1500 people as Chicago’s innovation community comes together to shine a bright light on the creative spirit of Chicago by focusing attention on the most innovative new products and services introduced in the region. The winners each year are innovations that uniquely fill unmet needs, spark a competitive response in the marketplace, exceed market expectations, achieve financial success, and improve people’s lives. They emerge from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Most importantly, the Chicago Innovation Awards remind us that innovation is thriving in the Chicago region.


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10/29/18
5:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Rising inequality, rapid social change, and the fissiparous effects of technology have created fertile ground for populists with promises to “take back” control of their nations from globalist elites and outside forces. Does today’s political climate of distrust and division spell the end of the age of globalism? Thoughts from Ian Bremmer, Author; President and Founder, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media. Moderated by Jerome McDonnell.


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10/29/18
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Chicago Style: Retain or Refrain? Why Judicial Elections Matter
University of Chicago Institute of Politics, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics

Why are Cook County judges up for election at all? And with so many names on the ballot, how can Chicagoans cast an informed vote?

Rick Tulsky, co-founder and co-editor of the nonpartisan journalism organization Injustice Watch, will answer these questions and more.


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10/30/18
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Residential Architecture: From Mansions to Modernism
Gand Lecture Hall, Chicago IL
Chicago Architecture Foundation

Many of Chicago’s most luxurious residential buildings are located along the lakefront. In this four-part series, historian Julia Bachrach will illuminate the fascinating story of Chicago’s residential lakefront architecture from the 1870s through the 1970s.


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10/30/18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch & Learn : Sex, Money and Power
HTC Office, Chicago IL
Faith & Work

Check out this lunch for a guided discussion around topics related to faith and work. Discuss a variety of topics related to how we live our faith in pluralistic work environments.


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10/30/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MPC Roundtable Lead in Drinking Water: It’s Time to Get the Lead Out
Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago IL
Metropolitan Planning Council

The water crisis in Flint, Michigan has elevated the issue of lead in drinking water. Research shows many municipalities in our region—including the City of Chicago—have lead service lines. However, this is a complicated problem to fix—ownership, responsibility, identification and cost of replacement all pose barriers. Regardless, lead in drinking water is a public health risk that needs to be addressed today. Join MPC as we discuss this issue with experts.


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10/30/18
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
All Nippon Airways & 1871 Present: Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Transportation
1871 – Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
1871

Beyond vacationing on the moon, solving jet lag through a phone app and virtually traveling, what’s the next big disruption in the transportation industry? Join us for a look into the fast-evolving transit space as we discuss how new innovations are changing our world and completely re-shaping how we get from point A to B. Presented in partnership by ANA and 1871, this high-energy evening will include talks by innovation leaders over cocktails and appetizers.


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10/30/18
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Losing Earth: Is It Too Late to Act?
Regenstein Library, Chicago IL
Institute of Politics

Join the IOP and the Pulitzer Center as we welcome Nathaniel Rich, the author of “Losing Earth,” and George Steinmetz, whose aerial photographs and videos accompanied the piece. They will discuss their work in producing this story and reflect on similarities and differences between the decade studied in the piece and our present moment.


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10/30/18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Doris Kearns Goodwin: Leadership in Turbulent Times
Francis W. Parker School, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. The author, most recently, of Leadership in Turbulent Times, will discuss the current political environment.


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10/30/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hatchery Networking – Coffee Culture in Chicago
ICNC, Chicago IL
Hatchery Chicago

Join The Hatchery for a conversation with some of Chicago’s finest coffee outfits! We’ll discuss the ever-changing, dependably successful Chicago coffee industry.


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