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CATEGORY DatePROGRAM NAMESpeakers
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Violence: Human TraffickingJan 2017HUMAN TRAFFICKING HERE AND ELSEWHERESpeakers:Caleb Probst, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation; Joel Filmore, survivor; Anne Ream, Voice and Faces Project; and Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking. Total 5
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Violence Jun 2019CRIME ON YOUR MIND? Speakers: Tara Dabney and Kejuan Scott, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago5.49%
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ViolenceMay 2019NONVIOLENCE CHICAGOSpeakers: Chris Patterson, Dir of Programs; Kejuan Scott, Participant; Teny Gross, Executive Director
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ViolenceJul 2019Dismantling Violence & Building Peace: Institute for Nonviolence ChicagoSpeakers: Institute staff
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ViolenceSept 2019THE NEW ARCHITECTURE OF VIOLENCE REDUCTION IN CHICAGOSpeakers: Vaughn Bryant, director, Communities Partnering 4 Peace
Miguel Cambray, director of employment, READI Chicago
Ernest Cato III, 15th district commander, Chicago Police Department
Ric Estrada, chief executive officer, Metropolitan Family Services
Teny Oded Gross, founder and executive director, the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago
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Justice: HealthSept 2014ADDRESSING MENTAL ILLNESS IN JUSTICE SYSTEMSpeaker: Tom Dart, Sheriff
Total Justice and Supremem Court 9
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JusticeOct 2013SURVEILLANCE: The Balance between Privacy and Security in a DemocracySpeakers: James Bamford, author and journalist, James Andrew Lewis, Director and Senior Fellow CSIS, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Jill D. Rhodes, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Trustmark Companies.9.78%
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JusticeJan 2015GUANTANAMO: A Persistent Legal Stain on American Justice SystemSpeaker: Lowell Sachnoff
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JusticeOct 2016RESTORATIVE COMMUNITY COURT: A New Approach to Juvenile JusticeSpeaker: Judge Colleen Sheehan
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JusticeMar 2017GUN LAWS AND COMMUNITY VIOLENCESpeaker: Colleen Daley, Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence
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JusticeNov 2017THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S ATTACK ON SANCTUARY CITIESSpeaker: Edwin Yohnka, Dir Communications and Public Policy, ACLU of IL
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Judicial: Supreme CourtNov 2020DEMOCRACY AND QUALITY: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren CourtSpeaker: Geoffrey Stone, Prof. University of Chicago Law
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Judicial: Supreme Court2008-2010THE SUPREME COURT AND THE FUTURE OF US DEMOCRACYSpeaker: Geoffrey Stone
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Judicial: judgesOct 2020THE PERILS AND PROMISE OF JUDICIAL ELECTIONS: WHY THEY MATTERSpeakers: juliette sorenson, Injustice Watch; Bob : Michael Cain, Northwestern law School; Jen Dean, Chicago Votes
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International: Haiti2008-2010BUILD BACK BETTER - A NEW TEACHING HOSPITAL IN HAITISpeakers: Benton, WaltonTotal 27
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International: UKFeb 2015THE 2014 SCOTTISH REFERENDUM: Democracy and the Future of the UKSpeaker: Euan Hague, Professor DePaul29.35%
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International: TradeJun 2019FREEING TRADE: CANADA AND ILLINOISSpeaker: John Cruickshank, Canadian Consul General in Chicago
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International: Syria/IranMarch 2016THE SYRIAN CRISIS, THE IRAN CONNECTION AND ITS IMPACT ON THE REGIONSpeaker; Irv Badr, IBM and De Paul
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International: SyriaFeb 2014FOREIGN POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND HUMANITARIAN CRISES IN SYRIASpeaker: Karen AbuZayd, UNRWA
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International: RussiaFebruary 2016RUSSIA UNDER PUTIN AND HOW TO WORK WITH ITSpeaker: Ambassador Jack Matlock
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International: PalestineNov 2014A PALESTINE NARRATIVE ON MIDDLE EASTSpeaker: Kristin Szremski, American Muslims for Palestine
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International: MyanmarMay 2013MYANMAR - Highlights of my two week journeySpeaker: Ms. Mackevich is currently the executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
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International: Middle EastApr 2013THE MIDDLE EAST IN TURMOIL: A Political AnalysisSpeaker: Dr. Khairy Tourk is a professor of Economics at Illinois Institute
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International: ImmigrationAug 2019BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS - VISITING THE BORDERSpeaker: Luvia Quinones, Health Policy Director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
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International: History, KoreaApril 2015WHAT THE VOICES OF HEAVEN REVEAL ABOUT TODAY"S NORTH AND SOUTH KOREASpeaker: Maija Rhee Divine, a Korean War survivor,
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International: EconomySept 2017THE UNITED STATES AND THE WORLD ECONOMY: Why Things are Really Different This TimeSpeaker: Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor and Chief of Econvue
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International: DisputeMay 2015THE MESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: And What to Do About ItSpeakers: Chas Freeman, Ambassador and Chairman Projects International, Inc.
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International: DemocracyApr 2018IS THE CIVIL SOCIETY DEAD? Can Europe be saved from populism and the distrust of liberal democracy?Speaker: Michael Zantovsky, Director Vaclav Havel Library
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International: ConflictDec 2017TRUMP, OBAMA, IRAN AND THE NUCLEAR DEAL: Is War Back On The Table?Speaker: Trita Parsi, Founder and President National Iranian American Council
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International: ConflictMay 2014POTENTIAL RAPPROCHEMENT? Iran and US Beyond Nuclear AgreementNarimon Safavi, Chicago based Iranian-American entrepreneur and regular commentator and analyst for Worldview, a public radio program on WBEZ,
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International: ConflictFeb 2017THE 2017 DOOMSDAY CLOCK: Why the Time MattersSpeaker: Rachel Bronson, President and CEO of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists
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International: ConflictOct 2017THE SOURCES OF NORTH KOREA"S CONDUCTSpeaker: Bruce Cumings, The Center for East Asian Studies, Univ of Chicago
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International: ConflictOct 2018ADVOCATING IN THE ISRAELI PALESTINIAN CONFLICT IN THE TIME OF TRUMPSpeaker: Richard Goldwasser, Chair J Street
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International: ConflictMar 2019WATER AS CASE OF CONFLICT AND SOURCE OF PEACE IN ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICTSpeaker: Rachel Havrelock, Assoc. Prof Univ of Illinois
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International: ConflictJan 2021US-IRAN RELATIONS UNDER BIDEN: A return to the Iran Deal or Continuation of Enmity?Speaker: Trita Parso, Author and Exec. VP Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft
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International: ConflictMar 2021ON THE BRINK OF NUCLEAR WAR: The Long Cuban Missile Crisis ExplainedSpeaker: Martin Sherwin, Prof. George Mason Univ.
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International: ChinaFeb 2014THE REAL CHINA CHALLENGE Can we Compete and How?Speaker: John Rogers, Professor
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International: ChinaFebruary 2016CHINA'S ECONOMIC REFORMS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS
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International: ChinaMay 2017THE SINO-US RELATIONSHIP IN THE NEW ERASpeaker: General Consul of China at Chicago
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International: ChinaJul 2018THE REAL CHINA CHALLENGE: UPDATEDSpeaker: John Rogers, President, Midwest US China Association
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InternationalOct 2015THE US AND UN AND THE FUTURESpeaker: Ambassador Pickering
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Infrastructure: TransportationFeb 2021OIL TRAINS: ARE PROFITS WORTH THE RISK?Speakers: Gerri Songer, Mark Burrows, Justice MikulkaTotal 2
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Infrastructure: broadbandApril 2021THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF OPPORTUNITYSpeaker: Adrianne Venton Furniss, executive Dire Benton Institute 2.17%
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History: PresidentMar 2014HOW KENNEDY AND REAGAN CHANGED OUR CONCEPTION OF THE PRESIDENCYSpeaker:United Press International bureau chief Scott Farris Total 5
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History: PresidentialDec 2020HIS VERY BEST: JIMMY CARTER A LIFESpeaker: Jonathan Alter, Author and Historian5.49%
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History: Memoir (China) April 2016MULBERRY CHILD: From China's Cultural revolution to ChicagoSpeaker: Jian Ping
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History: MemoirJul 2015ADLAI E. STEVENSON CITIZEN OF THE WORLD: Life and LegacySpeaker: Dr. Alexander Karakkal
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History: WWI2008-2010THE WOMAN'S LAND ARMY OF WWISpeakers: Alter, Brackett
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Health: Psychological TraumaMay 2015EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: Working with High Risk AdolescentsSpeaker: Dr Eugene GriffinTotal 5
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HealthMar 2018THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND STEPS TO STOP ITSpeakers: Mark Curran, Lake County Sheriff; Michael Nerheim, Lake County State's Atty; Mark Pfister, Executive Director Lake County Board of Health 5.49%
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HealthApr 2019AN ANALYSIS OF PRESCRIPTION PRICES: Can we Afford the Cure?
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HealthMay 2019COMMUNITY HEALTH EQUITY: A CHICAGO READERSpeakers: Dr. Raj Shah, Rush and Center for Health Equity
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HealthNov 2019DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OUR BACKYARDSpeaker: Pat Davenport, CEO and Executive Director, Safe Place
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Governence2008-2010STATE OF THE STATE IN A TIME OF CRISESSpeaker: Ryg, BoumanTotal 20
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Governance: TaxOct 2020THE COLOR TAX: ORIGINS OF THE MODERN DAY RACIAL WEALTH GAPSpeaker: Natalie Moore, panel moderator, WBEZ veteran reporter; Kendra Freeman, Director of Community Development and Engagement, Metropolitan Planning Council; Marisa Novara, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Housing; Bruce Orenstein, Producer and Director of the Shame of Chicago documentary; Mary Pattillo, Harold Washington Professor of Sociology and Chair, Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University21.74%
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Governance: Redistricting Nov 2013REDISTRICTING LOCAL STATE AND NATIONAL BOUNDARIESSpeaker: Nicholas Stephanopolous, Professor at the University of Chicago Law School; Kathleen Jung Hee Fernicola, Director of Policy and Programs, Asian Americans Advancing Justice; Mike Lawrence, former Director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and before that, press secretary and senior advisor to Governor Jim Edgar; with James Nowlan, former State Representative and Senior Fellow, Institute of Government and Politics at the University of Illinois,
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Governance: Redistricting Jan 2018GERRYMANDERING AND ITS IMPACT ON PUBLIC POLICYSpeaker: Lori Lightfoot, Mayer Brown; Scott Drury State rep
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Governance: Redistricting Sept 2016A CASE FOR ILLINOIS INDEPENDENT MAPS AMENDMENTSpeaker: Lori Lightfoot
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Governance: ElectionAugust 2008GRAND JOLLIFICATION:The American National Nominating Process – Then and Now.Speakers: Anderson, Burke, Jackson, Kurtis, Lugar, McGovern, Smith, Stevenson III
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Governance: ElectionsAug 2018THE ELECTORAL COLLEGESpeaker: Karen Glennemeier, League of Women Voters of Wilmette
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Governance: ElectionMay 2012INSIDE THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATESSpeaker: Newton Minnow
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Governance: ElectionMay 2016REFORMING AMERICA"S REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACYSpeaker: Cyndi Canary (moderator) Illinois Campaign for Political Reform/ League of Women Voters, Rep Lee Hamilton, Presiden Center on Congress; Trevor Potter, President Campaign Legal Center
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Governance: FinanceJun 2014THE DISAPPEARING MIDDLE CLASSSpeaker: Jan Schakowsky
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Governance: ConstitutionMay 2018CITIZENSHIP AS FOUNDATION OF RIGHTSSpeaker: Dr. Richard Sobel, Dir of the Cyber Privacy Project Houston Inct at Harvard Law School.
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Governance: ConstitutionSept 2018HOW TO SAVE CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACYSpeaker: Tom Ginsberg, Prof. International Law, Univ of Chicago
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Governance: CensusApril 2020WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR FAIR AND ACCURATE COUNT IN IL CENSUSSpeaker: Anita Banerji, Director Democracy initiative, Forefront
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Governance: MoneyMarch 2012THE CORRUPTING INFLUENCE OF MONEY IN POLITICSSpeaker: Russ Feingold, Trevor Potter
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Governance: MoneyMay 11, 2017MONEY IN POLITICS: Democracy and governance In Today's AmericaSpeaker: Trevor Potter, Campaign for Legal Reform
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GovernanceNov 2012NOW COMES GOVERNING - A preview of post election political landscapeSpeaker: Norman Ornstein, political scientist and Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
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GovernanceFeb 2018THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN A FUNCTIONING DEMOCRACYSpeaker: David Orr
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GovernanceApr 2018SEPARATING CHURCH AND STATE WHILE UNITING FAITH AND PUBLIC LIFE: A Progressive ApproachSpeaker: Reverend Michael Kirby, Senior Pasto Northminster Presbyterian Church
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GovernanceNov 2018AFTER THE MIDTERMS, WHAT'S NEXT?Speaker: Norman Ornstein, Resident Fellow American Enterprise Institute
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GovernanceSept 2019AN EVENING WITH DAVID AXELRODSpeaker: David Axelrod
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FinancialJanuary 2016THE FISCAL CRISES IN ILLINOIS: It's cause and Potential SolutionSpeaker: Ralph Martire, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability
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FinancialJan 2020ILLINOIS FISCAL CRISES: Current Facts and the Way ForwardSpeaker: Ralph Martire, Prof of Public Policy Roosevelt University
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Environment: International2008-2010CULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION IN CHINA'sYUNNAN PROVINCESpeaker: Gerald AdelmannTotal 8
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Environment: WaterMarch 2021RECOVERING RESOURCES, TRANSFORMING WATER: The Old Sanitary DIst Embarks on a Bold New ChapterSpeaker: Debra Shore, Commissioner, MWRD8.70%
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Environment: waterNov 2016WATER QUALITY AND QUANTITY: Visions for Our Streams and RiversSpeaker: Kara Riggio, MPC
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Environment: waterJan 2019THE GLOBAL STAKES AND LOCAL POLITICS OF FRESH WATERSpeaker: Dr. Rachel Havrelock, U Of I Freshwater Lab
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Environment: FoodSept 2015CHICAGO"S GREEN CITY MARKETSpeakers: Melissa Flynn, ED Green City Market and Elizabeth Richter, Board Member
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Environment: Endangered AnimalsApr 2014SAVING CRANES: Watchdogs of the Future-Beacons of HopeSpeaker: Rich Beilfuss, President, and Hal Healy, Chair International Crane Foundation
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Environment: Climate ChangeOct 2019CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR OUR CHILDRENSpeaker: Adele Simmons
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EnvironmentFebruary 2016EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTSSpeaker: Molly Flanagan, Alliance for the Great Lakes
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EducationOct 2013IMPROVING LEARNING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLSSpeaker:Martin "Mike" Koldyke, founder of AUSL, Academy of Urban School Leadership, and John Simmons, founder of SLI, Strategic Learning Initiatives, TOTAL 2
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EducationNov 2015INVESTING IN OUR FUTURE: The Case for Early Childhood Education2.17%
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Communications: StorytellingJan 2021STORY POWER: BREAKING THROUGH COMPASSION FATIGUESpeaker: Susan O'Halloran,TOTAL 3
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Communications: Media2008-2010THE DIVERGENT ONLINE NEWS PREFERNCE OF JOURNALISTS AND THE PUBLICSpeaker: Pablo Boczkowski3.36%
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Communications: MediaApr 2013THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE MEDIA INFORMATION HYDRANT: A Nation of Silent SpectatorsSpeaker: Mr. Torey Malatia is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Chicago Public Radio (Chicago Public Media, Inc).
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CelebrationFeb 2014Adlai Stevenson DaySpeaker Joe Bean, Illinois Humanities CouncilTOTAL 4
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CelebrationJun 2014FLAG DAY CELEBRATION4.35%
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CelebrationOct 2014CELEBRATION OF LANDMARK STATUS FOR FARM
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Celebration2008-2010NORTH SUBURBAN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA THE LINCOLN PORTRAIT
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