Speaker Series (Spring 2018)

  • 6/1/18 - 2018 Midterms and the State of American Politics
    Featuring Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod, AB ’76, and members of the IOP's Board of Advisors: Bob Dold, former U.S. Representative (R-IL); Jennifer Granholm, former Governor of Michigan; Larry Grisalano, President and CEO of AKPD Message and Media; Mike Murphy, Republican Consultant; Shailagh Murray, former Senior Advisor to President Obama 
  • 5/30/18 - Facebook + Regulation: It’s Complicated
    Featuring Tony Romm, technology policy reporter for The Washington Post; Nancy Scola, senior technology reporter for POLITICO; and moderated by Kim Hart, managing editor at Axios
  • 5/29/18 - Facts and Fears with Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
  • 5/25/18 - Trump and Trade: The Wall Street Journal’s Jake Schlesinger
  • 5/24/18 - Inside the Situation Room with Former National Security Advisor Tom Donilon
  • 5/23/18 - Chicago Style: Organized Labor in 2018
    Featuring Dr. Robert Bruno, Professor and Director of the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 5/23/18 - Why Gridlock Rules Washington and How We Can Solve the Crisis
    Featuring Former Congressman David Jolly (R-FL), former Congressman Patrick Murphy (D-FL), and David Axelrod, Director of the Institute of Politics
  • 5/22/18 - The Future of Immigration Reform
    Featuring Theresa Cardinal Brown, Director of Immigration and Cross-border Policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center; Matt Lewis, Senior Columnist at The Daily Beast and current IOP Pritzker Fellow' Lorella Praeli, Director of Immigration Policy and Campaigns at the American Civil Liberties Union; and moderated by Tal Kopan, political reporter for CNN
  • 5/21/18 - Crisis in Myanmar: The Rohingya Refugees & The American Response
    Featuring Jason Motlagh, author of "Burma in Transition," is a writer, photographer and filmmaker and contributing editor to VQR, Nahal Toosi, author of "The Genocide the US Didn’t See Coming," is a foreign affairs correspondent at POLITICO, and moderated by Claudia M. Flores, assistant clinical professor of law and Director of the International Human Rights Clinic
  • 5/21/18 - The Honorable Chris Christie
  • 5/18/18 - IPP: Impact of Violence in Afghanistan & Beyond
    Featuring Dr. Austin Wright, assistant professor at the Harris School of Public Policy
  • 5/17/18 - Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul
  • 5/16/18 - News & Views: Partisan Gerrymandering in American Politics
    Featuring Nicholas Stephanopoulos, a University of Chicago Law School Professor 
  • 5/15/18 - IPP: Careers in International Affairs
    Featuring Tom Perriello, former Congressman from Virginia and Spring 2018 Resident Fellow at the Institute of Politics; Julio Rivera, Senior Research Analyst at the Chicago Project on Security and Threats; and Erick Thomas (MA '16), Head of Politics, Press & Public Affairs at the British Consulate-General Chicago
  • 5/14/18 - Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney
  • 5/9/18 - Courtside with The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin 
  • 5/7/18 - Ten Days in January: Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates
  • 5/4/18 - IPP: Cybersecurity and the Future of U.S. - Russia Relations
    Featuring Jake Braun, the former Director of White House and Public Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 
  • 5/2/18 - The Pink Wave: Surge of Female Candidates in 2018
    Featuring Kelly Ayotte, former U.S. Senator (R-NH) and current Visiting Pritzker Fellow at the IOP; Jennifer Lawless, Director of the Women & Politics Institute at American University’s School of Public Affairs; Lauren Underwood, candidate for U.S. Congress in the IL-14 district; and moderated by Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report and member of the IOP’s Board of Advisors
  • 5/1/18 - US Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)
  • 4/27/18 - How Richard Nixon Altered American Politics
    Featuring author John A. Farrell and Dr. Ruth Bloch Rubin, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science
  • 4/26/18 - Former US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price
  • 4/26/18 - The Atlantic's David Frum on New Book Trumpocracy
  • 4/25/18 - Under Attack: The Russian Government's Plot to Undermine Democracy
    Featuring Laura Rosenberger and Jamie Fly of The German Marshall Fund of the United States and moderated by Kimberly Dozier, Global Affairs Analyst for CNN
  • 4/25/18 - News & Views: Trade War: Tariffs and the U.S.-China Relationship
    Featuring Dr. Robert Gulotty, an assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago who studies international trade and tariffs
  • 4/24/18 - Chicago Style: Bond Reform in Cook County
    Featuring Irene Romulo, Director of Advocacy for the Chicago Community Bond Fund
  • 4/23/18 - Former Secretary of the U.S. Navy Ray Mabus on Diversity in the Military
  • 4/23/18 - Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
  • 4/19/18 - Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
  • 4/17/18 - Treating America’s Opioid Crisis
    Featuring Kelly Chenoweth, person in long-term recovery, volunteer with The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Chicago; Rahul Gupta, Commissioner for West Virginia’s Bureau of Public Health, State Health Officer; Patrice A. Harris, Immediate Past Chair of the American Medical Association’s Board of Trustees, Chair of the AMA’s Opioid Task Force; Timothy D. Sini; District Attorney for Suffolk County, NY, former Suffolk County police commissioner; and moderated by John Temple, professor in the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University and author of American Pain
  • 4/16/18 - Colorado Governor John W. Hickenlooper
  • 4/12/18 - Former White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
  • 4/11/18 - Former UN Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad
  • 4/10/18 - The Right Honorable Ed Miliband MP
  • 4/10/18 - His Excellency Dr. Wolfgang A Waldner, The Ambassador of Austria
  • 4/4/18 - Puerto Rico’s Financial Future
    Featuring Natalie A. Jaresko, Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico and Michael Belsky, Executive Director of the Center for Municipal Finance at the Harris School of Public Policy