The University of Illinois at Chicago presents the annual “Future of Chicago” lecture series, which brings civic leaders to campus to examine issues with students and the community.
Topics focus on the social, economic and political conditions of the Chicago metropolitan region. Former Chicago alderman Dick Simpson, UIC professor of political science, moderates the series, hosted by the UIC department of political science since 1976. Series co-sponsors are UIC Honors College and the UIC Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement.
All lectures are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, lectures are from noon to 12:50 p.m. in Lecture Center F3, 807 S. Morgan St. (directly west of UIC Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St.) For more information call (312) 413-3780. Additional presenters will be announced later.
Upcoming lectures include:
Sept. 29 “Homelessness in Chicago”
Hannah Willage, Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Oct. 1 “The War on Millennials”
Pete Seat, syndicated columnist and former deputy assistant press secretary to President George W. Bush
Nov. 10 (NEW PRESENTATION DATE) “Rahm Emanuel and the 2015 Election”
Kari Lydersen, journalist and author of “Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%”
Nov. 12 “Reform of Cook County Government”
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board president