Political Science Department Lecture Series Launched on September 17

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