Speaker Series (Fall 2016)
11/30/16 - IPP: Europe & United States in the Trump Administration
Featuring award-winning Italian journalist and former IOP Fellow, Maria Latella
11/28/16 - Decoding 2016: David Axelrod with Joel Benenson
11/22/16 - News & Views: The Latest from North Dakota
Featuring executive director of the American Indian Center of Chicago, Vincent Romero
11/21/16 - Stories from the Campaign Trail
Featuring GOP Strategist Mark McKinnon and The Atlantic's Alex Wagner
11/16/16 - "Worst. President. Ever." The American Fascination with the POTUS Rating Game
Featuring journalist Robert Strauss
11/15/16 - From Brexit to Trump with Former British Minister of State for Europe the Rt. Hon. Douglas Alexander
11/10/16 - Election Postmortem with David Axelrod
Featuring former IOP Fellows Stuart Stevens, Liesl Hickey, Bruce Reed, and Philip Revzin
11/07/16 - Chicago Style: Alderman Willie B. Cochran
11/04/16 - How Should the Next American President Deal With China?
Featuring two leading Asia Advisors to Presidents Obama and Bush, Jeffrey A. Bader and Dennis Wilder
11/02/16 - How the Arab World Came Apart: The Groundbreaking New York Times' Multimedia Project "Fractured Lands"
Featuring journalist of the New York Times Magazine piece "Fractured Lands," Scott Anderson
11/01/16 - News & Views: What's Next for Chicago's Schools?
Featuring Dr. Timothy Knowles, chairman of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, Pritzker director of the UChicago Urban Labs and the John Dewey clinical professor on the Committee on Education
10/31/16 - IPP: Cuba - US Relations: What's in Store?
Featuring Raúl Rodríguez Rodríguez, Director of the Center for Hemispheric and United States Studies at the University of Havana
10/28/16 - What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been: Maureen Dowd and Carl Hulse on the 2016 Election
Featuring Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning colunist for the New York Times, and Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for the Times
10/26/16 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
10/24/16 - Decoding 2016 with David Axelrod
Featuring John Weaver, chief strategist for Gov. John Kasich's 2016 presidential campaign, and former strategist for John McCain
10/20/16 - Home Improvement: Young Mayors Tackle Old Problems
Featuring Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, IN, Mayor Andrew Gillum of Tallahassee, FL, and Mayor Blair Milo of La Porte, IN; discussion lead by former Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker
10/17/16 - GenForward: Are Campaigns Hearing MIllenials?
Featuring Cathy Cohen, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago; David Axelrod, founder and Director of the UChicago Institute of Politics; and Jesse Moore of Rock the Vote
10/17/16 - Decoding 2016 with David Axelrod
Featuring John Heilemann, journalist for Bloomberg Television
10/13/16 - Breaking ISIL's Brand: How the US Fights the Global Propaganda Battle
Featuring Richard Stengel, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
10/12/16 - Race to the Middle: How Politics Shapes & Stymies Scientific Progress
Featuring Matthew Tirrell, Dean and Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering
10/11/16 - Decoding 2016 with David Axelrod
Featuring Dan Wagner, founder and CEO of Civis Analytics, and Ron Brownstein, Editorial Director of the National Journal
10/10/16 - Justice in Service of Equality with Christiane Taubira, former Justice Minister of France
10/10/16 - News & Views: Hacking the Election
Featuring Professor Jacob Furst from the College of Computing and Digital Media at DePaul University
10/07/16 - Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson
10/06/16 - What Is the Latino Vote?
Featuring G. Cristina Mora, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Geraldo L. Cadava, Associate Professor of History, Northwestern University; Jesús "Chuy" Garcia, Cook County Commissioner, 7th District
10/05/16 - Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next President
Featuring Ambassador Wendy Sherman, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
10/03/16 - Diplomatic Encounters: His Excellency Djerdj Matkovic, Ambassador of Serbia
9/30/16 - Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon
Featuring historian and authory Larry Tye
9/28/16 - Alicia Garza: Black Lives Matter
9/27/16 - Election 2016: Do Americans Care About Energy & Climate Change?
Featuring leading political pollsters Mark Mellman (D) and Neil Newhouse (R)