The annual "Future of Chicago" lecture series, hosted by the LAS Department of Political Science
, kicked off its inaugural 2014 event
on September 17 with a lecture by Matthew Lippman, LAS professor emeritus of criminology, law and justice
. The lecture series, moderated by Professor Dick Simpson from the Department of Political Science
, will take place throughout the upcoming fall semester, and feature a number of speakers on a range of topics, including the constitution, Chicago City Council, and homelessness. Scheduled lectures include:
Wednesday, September 24, 12:00pm
"The Chicago City Council and the Future of Chicago"
Edward Burke, 14th Ward alderman
Monday, September 29, 12:00pm
"Homelessness in Chicago"
Hannah Willage, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Wednesday, October 1, 12:00pm
"The War on Millennials"
Pete Seat, syndicated columnist and former deputy assistant press secretary to President George W. Bush
Monday, November 10, 12:00pm
"Rahm Emanuel and the 2015 Election"
Kari Lydersen, journalist and author of Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%
Wednesday, November 12, 12:00pm
"Reform of Cook County Government" Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president
All lectures will take place at Lecture Center F3 at 12:00pm, and are free and open to the public.
Source: UIC News’ Brian Flood