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Upcoming Events

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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Chicago Style - Reforming Policing, Building Trust: Unpacking Chicago's New Police District Councils

Institute of Politics, 5707 S Woodlawn , Chicago, 60637

Feb 24, 2023 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM CST

Ahead of Chicago's February elections, Chicago Style - anIOPstudent-run event committee - will be joined by Isaac Troncoso and Oswaldo Gomez to talk about the city's Police District Councils.[...]

IPP presents: A Conversation on the Future of US-Africa Relations

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

Feb 21, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM CST

Back in December, President Biden welcomed 49 heads of states from across Africa to Washington, D.C. to expand the U.S.'s relationships in the region. Major summit outcomes ranged from a commitment of $55[...]

Celebrating Black History Month - Welcome to the Mosaic: The Rise of Black Mayors in American Cities

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

Feb 15, 2023 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM CST

For the first time ever, the four largest cities in the United States are led by Black mayors, as are scores of other smaller municipalities across the country. How did we get here? What is the[...]

The Army of the Future: Who and What Will the Biggest Branch of the Military Look Like

Ida Noyes Library, 1212 E 59th St , Chicago, 60637

Feb 14, 2023 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM CST

Come for a conversation with Christine Wormuth, the first woman to head the Army -the nation's largest service branch -about her ideas for leading a new generation of troops in a dynamic global[...]

The Voting Power of Gen Z Realized: Is the Youth Vote Finally Making Inroads?

Quadrangle Club, Library, 1155 E 57th St , Chicago, 60637

Feb 10, 2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Hear from Representative Elissa Slotkin about the power of the young vote in her tight race for reelection in Michigan last November, and what that portends for 2024. IOP student leader Estrella Hernandez[...]

Reset on the Road: Election Week - University of Chicago

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

Feb 9, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

What questions do you have for Chicago's next mayor? Elections can feel overwhelming – but we're here to help. WBEZ, the Chicago Sun-Times and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics are[...]

Reset on the Road: Election Week - UIC

UIC Student Center East, 750 South Halsted Street , Chicago, 60607

Feb 8, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM CST

What questions do you have for Chicago's next mayor? Elections can feel overwhelming – but we're here to help. WBEZ, the Chicago Sun-Times and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics are[...]

Race, Police and Violence: The Killing of Tyre Nichols

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

Feb 7, 2023 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM CST

The killing of Tyre Nichols by Memphis police officers last month has renewed conversations around the country about race, policing, violence and trauma. While politicians at the local and national level[...]
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