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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.

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Year One of the Biden Administration (VIRTUAL)

Virtual

Jan 20, 2022 5:30 PM-6:45 PM CST

On January 20, 2021, President Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. That day he delivered an inaugural address that laid out the challenges facing the nation, including a[...]

The Axe Files: Former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown (VIRTUAL)

Virtual

Jan 26, 2022 10:00 AM-11:15 AM CST

Join the Institute of Politics as we welcome former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown for a live taping of "The Axe Files" podcast, hosted by IOP Director David Axelrod. Together, they will discuss Prime[...]

The Human Costs of U.S. Immigration Policy at the Southern Border

Ida Noyes Hall Cloister Club, 1212 E. 59th Street , Chicago, IL, 60637

Feb 15, 2022 5:30 PM-6:45 PM CST

For decades, the United States has struggled with how to humanely and equitably address unauthorized immigration. Forty million immigrants call the United States home and of that 23 percent are living in[...]

21st Century Safety: Balancing Security with Civil Rights

Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. , Chicago, IL, 60637

Feb 23, 2022 5:30 PM-6:45 PM CST

The May 2020 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked national outrage while giving a renewed sense of urgency for police reform in the United States. Floyd's death fueled a conversation that[...]
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