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Tue. Nov 15, 2022 | 12:00 PM CST

Critical Conversations: Separation of Powers and the State of American Democracy

Separation of powers is a defining feature of the U.S. political system, one with profound implications for both the exercise of power and the performance of government functions. A panel of constitutional and legal experts will discuss the importance of this constitutional principle, how it has been tested, and what is needed to keep our democracy going.


Wed. Nov 09, 2022 | 6:00 PM CST

The 2022 Midterms - What Happened and What Lies Ahead

Join Professor Anthony Fowler, a leading scholar who studies elections and voter turnout; BallotReady co-founder Aviva Rosman, AB’10, MPP’16; former US Representative Luis Gutierrez, IOP Pritzker Fellow; and Isabelle Dienstag, MPP'17, as they unpack what the 2022 elections say about the American political landscape.


Tue. Nov 01, 2022 | 5:30 PM CDT

In the Weeds on Weed: Inside the Drug Decriminalization Movement in the United States

Join the Institute of Politics for a discussion on the push for decriminalization, the impact the change in laws has had on public safety and mental health, and how drugs in America have become a political football.


Thu. Feb 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM CST

After the Insurrection: How to Build a More Resilient Democracy

Join the New York Public Library and Brennan Center for Justice for a discussion of the reform agenda taking center stage in the new Congress.


Tue. Feb 02, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST

Congress Overwhelmed: The Decline in Congressional Capacity and Prospects for Reform

The R Street Institute will host a discussion with the authors of Congress Overwhelmed on their ideas for fixing the problems that currently ail Congress.


Thu. Jan 28, 2021 | 6:30 PM CST

Finding a Path: Taking the Next Step in Crime Prevention, Education

Join the Harris School of Public Policy's Crime Lab and Education Lab for a discussion on policy innovation in our cities and career opportunities for those seeking to make a difference.


Thu. Jan 28, 2021 | 11:00 AM CST

Book Discussion: Congress Overwhelmed

Please join New America’s Political Reform program for a panel discussion about Congress Overwhelmed and what we can expect of our first branch of government as we enter a new era of Democratic control in Washington amid a pandemic, economic crisis, and ongoing threats of insurrection.


Wed. Jan 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM CST

Better Democracy: Voting Rights, Election Security & Ethics Reform in HR 1

Business for America will host a discussion with Congressman Sarbanes about H.R. 1, the prospects for passage in 2021, and why it matters to business.


Thu. Nov 05, 2020 | 6:30 PM CST

Election 2020 Debrief: A Conversation with UChicago Social Sciences Faculty

Join CEG Director William Howell as he moderates an election debrief with faculty in the University of Chicago's Division of the Social Sciences. What were their expectations, and what are their observations in the immediate wake of the election? What will the result mean for the country going forward?


Fri. Oct 30, 2020 | 12:30 PM CDT

Swing State: What are the Polls Showing in North Carolina?

The Harris School of Public Policy will host a discussion for prospective students regarding the state of the campaign in North Carolina, one of the key presidential battleground states this election cycle.