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Our calendar of events hosted and promoted by CEG is always changing. Explore the full list of our upcoming events, and RSVP to take part in one of our public gatherings!

Wed. Apr 24, 2024 | 9:00 AM CDT

CLA CPLS: Dion Dawson, Nina Idemudia, and Meera Raja (CLA'23)

A Civic Practitioner Leadership Series session for current fellows and CLA alumni with Dion Dawson, Nina Idemudia, and Meera Raja (all CLA'23).

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Tue. Apr 02, 2024 | 1:15 PM CDT

From Crisis to Action: Climate Change and Migration Lunch n' Learn

From life-threatening floods to extreme droughts, climate change is making more places unlivable and driving an increase in migration, both within and across national borders. Join Democracy Fellow Ali Noorani (Hewlett Foundation), Taryn Higashi (Unbound Philanthropy), and Rich Stolz (Democracy Fund, Just Solutions Collective) as they discuss how climate change is leading to greater levels of mobility, the ways governments need to respond, and how Americans – much less Chicagoans – understand the way these changes are impacting communities.

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Wed. Mar 27, 2024 | 6:00 PM CDT

Recoding America Book Talk with Democracy Fellow Jennifer Pahlka

Join CEG Democracy Fellow Jennifer Pahlka as she sits down to dig into Recoding America - a bold call to reexamine how our government operates—and sometimes fails to. Pahlka’s Recoding America sheds light on the antiquated infrastructure that has prevented our nation’s policy from moving forward into the digital age.

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Wed. Mar 20, 2024 | 9:00 AM CDT

CLA CPLS: Kathleen St. Louis Caliento (CLA'17) and Brandie Knazze (CLA'16)

A Civic Practitioner Leadership Series session for current fellows and CLA alumni with Kathleen St. Louis Caliento (CLA'17) & Brandie Knazze (CLA'16).

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Wed. Feb 21, 2024 | 9:00 AM CST

CLA CPLS: Matt DeMateo (CLA'15), Ere Rendon (CLA'15), and Mike Rodriguez (CLA'18)

A Civic Practitioner Leadership Series session for current fellows and CLA alumni with Matt DeMateo (CLA'15), Ere Rendon (CLA'15) & Mike Rodriguez (CLA'18).

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Tue. Feb 13, 2024 | 5:30 PM CST

Who votes in 2024?

This year, an estimated 4 billion people from over 60 nations — almost half the world’s population — will head to the polls in national elections. From Mexico to South Korea to the European Union to South Africa, the consequences of these outcomes will be significant and potentially impact the world. Featuring Freedom House executive vice president and CEG Democracy Fellow Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Harry B. Harris Jr., South Africa-based journalist Crystal Orderson, and Sadia Sindhu, executive director of the Center for Effective Government. join the UChicago Institute of Politics and CEG for a conversation on the global impact of elections in 2024.

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Mon. Feb 12, 2024 | 12:00 PM CST

Lunch n’ Learn: The Case for Democracy

Join the Center for Effective Government in welcoming Democracy Fellow Nicole Bibbins Sedaca for a Lunch N' Learn! UChicago students will have the opportunity to sit with Bibbins Sedaca for a casual lunch to discuss The Case for Democracy: Can Global Democracy solve Global Problems?

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Fri. Feb 09, 2024 | 9:00 AM CST

Chicago Policy Trek: Bringing Chicago Home Trek

Join us, in partnership with the University of Chicago Institute of Politics (IOP) for a Chicago Policy Trek on on the Bring Chicago Home proposal and affordable housing matters in the city.

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Wed. Jan 24, 2024 | 9:00 AM CST

CLA CPLS: Paul Robinson (CLA'19) and Jermaine Harris (CLA'19)

A Civic Practitioner Leadership Series session for current fellows and CLA alumni with Paul Robinson (CLA'19) and Jermaine Harris (CLA'19).

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Wed. Jan 17, 2024 | 8:30 AM CST

Breakfast & Benchmarks: An Inside Look at Government Performance

The Center for Effective Government is excited to announce Breakfast & Benchmarks: An Inside Look at Government Performance with Democracy Fellow Dan Tangherlini (Managing Director, Emerson Collective). CEG invites students to come join Dan and his colleagues Beth Cobert (President, Markle Foundation) and Jason Miller (Deputy Director for Management, U.S. Office of Management and Budget) in a conversation about government efficiency and avenues for reform in the administrative state.

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