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Date/Time Event Partner
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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Date/Time Event Partner
11/03/18 - 11/04/18
All Day
MARS HACKATHON 2018
1871 – Merchandise Mart 12th floor, Chicago IL
Do TaNK

This is an open challenge for digital tech-minded people. We are welcoming anyone who has skills within the digital mobile / social space. It is NOT essential to be able to code and write software on the day (although that would be great) BUT this is a technical Hackathon so must be “tech focused” ideas. We would be delighted to see a real mixture of attendees, so if you are Students, Start-ups, Working Professionals, Data Scientists, or simply “Tech Savvy” people then we’d love to hear why your team should be considered for attending our session.


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11/03/18
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Product Management Bootcamp
Space, Chicago IL
GA Chicago

his Bootcamp is focused on helping students better understand Product Management as a discipline and how a product manager should work through the steps — from ideation, to post-launch management, to building a usable product; while keeping everyone, including the product manager, accountable throughout the process. We’ll learn about what goes into building a good business case and the required planning to achieve those goals. We’ll also be covering product design for usability, metrics, and post-launch management — while reviewing the basics of Agile product build.


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11/03/18
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Armor and Blood: A Discussion with 2018 Pritzker Literature Award Winner Dennis Showalter
Pritzker Military Museum & Library, Chicago IL
Pritzker Military Museum + Library

A guest of honor at this year’s annual Liberty Gala, historian and author Dennis Showalter will visit for a small-group discussion of his work before officially accepting the 2018 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.


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11/03/18
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Eric Klinenberg | Palaces for the People - In conversation with Jeanne Gang
Lab School Assembly Hall, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

Public institutions such as libraries, schools, playgrounds, parks, and swimming pools are all vital parts of what sociologist Eric Klinenberg terms social infrastructure. So, he argues, are neighborhood markets, places of worship, and even corner diners. Join this conversation with Jeanne Gang.


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11/03/18
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Marion Nestle: Unsavory Truths
International House Assembly Hall, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

Chicago Sun Times reporter Ji Suk Yi joins nutrition policy advisor Marion Nestle as she reveals ways the food industry manipulates nutrition science to support its own profit goals—to the detriment of public health—and suggests what we can do to take back the truth.


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11/03/18
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Gods and Robots
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

In her newest book, Gods and Robots, classicist and science historian Adrienne Mayor reveals how some of today’s most advanced innovations in robotics and AI were foreshadowed in ancient myth—and how science has always been driven by imagination.


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11/03/18
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Francis Fukuyama: Identity
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

In 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were in decay. Two years later, his predictions were borne out by the rise to power of political outsiders whose economic nationalism and authoritarian tendencies destabilized the entire international order. Correspondingly, the quest for identity—and the identities we claim based on nation, religion, race, ethnicity, and gender—have narrowed in ways that splinter us unnecessarily and challenge our democracy. Join Fukuyama as he offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: where they came from, what they’ve done to us, and what they mean for our future.


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11/04/18
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Martha C. Nussbaum: The Monarchy of Fear
First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple, Chicago IL
Chicago Humanities Festival

Acclaimed scholar and humanist Martha C. Nussbaum turns her attention to the current political climate crisis of party polarization, divisive rhetoric, and the increasing inability of two halves of the country to communicate with one another in her most recent work, The Monarchy of Fear. At the heart of the problem, Nussbaum sees a simple truth: The political is always emotional, and the psychological constant of fear of the other will always be at-the-ready to fuel the fires of anger, disgust, envy, and blame.


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11/05/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Willie Wilson, Candidate for Mayor of Chicago
Maggiano’s Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago

Philanthropist, entrepreneur, recording artist and first-year politician Willie Lee Wilson recently gained notoriety after earning nearly 11 percent of the votes in the 2015 Chicago mayoral election. He’s running again!


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11/05/18
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
All the President's Sorcerers: Occult Politics in Iran — Alireza Doostdar
Kresge Hall, Evanston IL
Northwestern University

Through ethnographic and historical analysis, this talk considers a range of knowledges and practices usually treated as marginal to orthodox Islam: sorcery and occult sciences, séances with the souls of the dead, jinn exorcisms, the marvels of Shi‘i mystics, and various New Age-inflected therapeutic spiritualities.


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