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Gerardo Bonilla Chavez | Growing & Flexing Political Power

5707 S Woodlawn Ave,

Apr 10, 2024 12:30pm – 1:45pm CST

IOP Fellow Gerardo Bonilla Chavez on "Growing & Flexing Political Power" THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN TO CURRENT UCHICAGO STUDENTS ONLY Wednesday, April 10 12:30-1:45pm Movements and coalitions change with experience and access to power. Seminar four will dive into where movements go[...]
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Lori Lightfoot | Saving Democracy at the Local Level

5707 S Woodlawn Ave,

Apr 10, 2024 3:30pm – 4:45pm CST

IOP Fellow Lori Lightfoot on "Saving Democracy at the Local Level" THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN TO CURRENT UCHICAGO STUDENTS ONLY Wednesday, April 10 3:30-4:45pm The winds of dissension in the current iteration of our democracy have been blowing for some time and long before a certain[...]

IPP: Careers in International Policy

5707 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, 60637

Apr 24, 2024 3:30pm – 4:30pm CST

The field of international policy bridges a variety of interests and industries, connecting defense contractors and diplomats as well as activists and non-government organizations under a common goal of uniting the globe economically and politically. However, careers in international policy vary in[...]
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Hate Sp**ch?

1212 E. 59th Street, Chicago, 60637

Apr 25, 2024 5:30pm – 6:45pm CST

From the Muslim valedictorian whose speech was canceled at the University of Southern California and a proposed forced sale of TikTok by its Chinese owners to the ban of diversity, equity and inclusion programs, the debate over who is censoring whom rages on in American life. How far do the[...]
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Frank Bruni: The Age of Grievance (A Live Taping of the AxeFiles)

5707 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, 60637

Apr 26, 2024 12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

In his new book, New York Times columnist Frank Bruni examines how perpetual grievance has come to define our political culture on both sides of the aisle. How do we sort grievance as an agent of needed change from invented, ostentatious outrage? Where is the path out of this zero sum game, in[...]
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Vanita Gupta | Navigating Justice in Contemporary Washington

5707 S Woodlawn Ave,

Apr 29, 2024 3:30pm – 4:45pm CST

IOP Pritzker Fellow Vanita Gupta on "Navigating Justice in Contemporary Washington" THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN TO CURRENT UCHICAGO STUDENTS ONLY Monday, April 29 3:30-4:45pm Gupta’s Senate confirmation was contentious, reflecting increased polarization in Washington D.C. and beyond. Some[...]
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I Find You Dangerous: Sharing Space in a Diverse Society with David Brooks and John Inazu

5707 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, 60637

Apr 29, 2024 12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

How do we engage with people whose viewpoints we find wrong, or even dangerous? How can we disagree with people without abandoning our most strongly held beliefs? On the heels of Samar Ali’s exploration of listening techniques, David Brooks, author of How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others[...]
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Vanita Gupta | Civil Rights Is Not a Side Street, It’s a Thoroughfare: State of Civil Rights Today

5707 S Woodlawn Ave,

Apr 30, 2024 12:30pm – 1:45pm CST

IOP Pritzker Fellow Vanita Gupta on "Civil Rights Is Not a Side Street, It’s a Thoroughfare: State of Civil Rights Today" THIS SEMINAR IS OPEN TO CURRENT UCHICAGO STUDENTS ONLY Tuesday, April 30 12:30-1:45pm A lot of foundational principles in the U.S. are now in question or have[...]
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Justice in 2024: A Conversation with Vanita Gupta

1212 E 59th St, Chicago, 60637

Apr 30, 2024 5:30pm – 6:45pm CST

Vanita Gupta made history when she became the first civil rights attorney to serve in a top three leadership position at the Department of Justice, a position she left in February after three years. Her portfolio was as high-profile as it was wide-ranging, including civil rights, antitrust, and[...]
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Academic Year Intern Coffee Hour with the Pritzker Fellows

Chicago, 60637

Apr 30, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am CST

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Graduating Student Happy Hour

May 01, 2024 5:00pm – 6:30pm CST

Graduating Student Happy Hour Wednesday, May 1st | 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Graduating students are invited to a final happy hour with IOP staff and students! Join us as we prepare to send them into the world beyond UChicago!

We Are the Culture: Black Chicagoans on Black Chicago's Influence on Everything

5707 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, 60637

May 02, 2024 12:30pm – 1:30pm CST

From the Oprah Winfrey Show to House music, Black Chicago is the birthplace of many cultural currents that have had an indisputable influence on American society and the world. However, credit is not always given where credit is due. Presented by Chicago Style, this book talk features[...]

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