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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!

Tue. Jul 27, 2021 | 12:00 PM CDT

UChicago Civic Leadership Academy Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about the program at one of our upcoming virtual informational events, where CLA staff and alumni will present and answer your questions about this innovative program.

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Tue. Jul 20, 2021 | 5:30 PM CDT

Book Discussion with Author Ben Rhodes

Ben Rhodes will discuss "After the Fall: Being American in the World We've Made." He will be joined in conversation by William Howell.

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Fri. Jul 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM CDT

UChicago Civic Leadership Academy Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about the program at one of our upcoming virtual informational events, where CLA staff and alumni will present and answer your questions about this innovative program.

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Tue. Jul 13, 2021 | 12:00 PM CDT

UChicago Civic Leadership Academy Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about the program at one of our upcoming virtual informational events, where CLA staff and alumni will present and answer your questions about this innovative program.

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Wed. Jul 07, 2021 | 6:00 PM CDT

Re-Imagine Chicago Ideas Forum: Public Safety

2020 was an inflection point nationally and in our own backyard, and it’s time to forge a new path and re-imagine how Chicago can work to lift up residents, improve public safety and enhance quality of life. Join WBEZ and University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government for a virtual event to learn more about Chicago’s public safety priorities, bold reforms from other cities and insights into innovative ideas from a diverse group of local civic leaders.

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Tue. Jun 29, 2021 | 12:00 PM CDT

UChicago Civic Leadership Academy Virtual Information Session

We invite you to learn more about the program at one of our upcoming virtual informational events, where CLA staff and alumni will present and answer your questions about this innovative program.

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Thu. Jun 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM CDT

Post-Pandemic Civic Engagement: Lessons for a New Normal

The pandemic drew on us to re-imagine political campaigning, highlighted long-standing racial inequities, and affected how organizations large and small meet the moment and the needs of our citizens. It also forced international forums, state legislatures, and school boards to bring their important work to a virtual space. What lessons can we learn from these experiences as we build a new normal? Join us as we explore the ways we can improve civic engagement and strengthen government responsiveness in the wake of a global pandemic.

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Thu. Jun 17, 2021 | 5:00 PM CDT

2021 CLA Graduation Ceremony

A virtual celebration: the 2021 Civic Leadership Academy Graduation Ceremony

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Thu. Jun 03, 2021 | 6:00 PM CDT

Re-Imagine Chicago Ideas Forum: Community Investment

After 2020, it’s time to forge a new path and re-imagine how Chicago can work to lift up residents, improve civic engagement and enhance quality of life. Join WBEZ and University of Chicago’s Center for Effective Government for a virtual event about Chicago’s community investment priorities, bold approaches from other cities and innovative ideas from a diverse group of local civic leaders.

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Wed. Jun 02, 2021 | 12:00 PM CDT

The History, Impact, and Future of the Filibuster

How does the modern filibuster relate to the Constitution and the founders' original designs? Do the current cloture rules effectively strengthen or weaken our democracy? This interdisciplinary panel highlights some of the more than 350 historians, political scientists, and legal scholars who have recently called for filibuster reform.

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