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Each year, the IOP hosts dozens of public Speaker Series events, providing students and the general public direct contact with elected officials, activists, authors, journalists, and other key practitioners in politics and public service. Lead support for the Institute of Politics Speaker Series comes from the Zell Family Foundation.

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Trauma Care on the South Side: In Conversation with Trauma Center Director Dr. Selwyn Rogers

Institute of Politics, 5707 S Woodlawn , Chicago, 60637

May 9, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CST

Chicago Style – a student-run IOP event committee that focuses on Chicago politics and local issues – will host Dr. Selwyn Rogers, director and founder of the Trauma Center at UChicago[...]

50 Years of Hip Hop: Fighting for Change Through Activism and Art

International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E 59th St, , Chicago, 60637

Apr 13, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM CST

This year marks the 50th anniversary of hip hop, the musical genre that debuted in the Bronx streets and fought its way into the mainstream – and a billion-dollar Grammy-heavy business –[...]

Fentanyl and Narcan: Treating America's Opioid Crisis

Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E 59th St , Chicago, 60637

Apr 4, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:35 PM CST

Come hear from President Biden's Office of National Drug Control Policy director Rahul Gupta, as we explore the opioid crisis, which has worsened since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. What are federal,[...]

USAID: America's Role in Countries' Journey to Self-Reliance

Institute of Politics, 5707 S Woodlawn Ave , Chicago, 60637

Apr 4, 2023 10:30 PM - 11:30 PM CST

USAID has long played a vital part in global affairs. As the primary agency responsible for US foreign aid, it has impacted millions of lives in countries across the world and helps shape these nations'[...]

Dress Code: The Politics of Style

Ida Noyes 3rd Floor Theater, 1212 E 59th St , Chicago, 60637

Apr 3, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM CST

What are the semiotics of a sweater set? Do women have the right to bare arms? Are yoga pants okay for campaigning in a grocery store? How about the jumper? Women's outfits have been scrutinized since the[...]

Smacking Down: When Legislatures Oppress the Will of Cities

Ida Noyes Cloister Club, 1212 E 59th St , Chicago, 60637

Mar 28, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM CST

In Nashville, the Republican dominated state legislature recently approved a bill to cut the city council in half.In Missouri, state lawmakers are considering legislation that would movecontrol of theSt.[...]
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