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Wed., May. 20, 2015

The Honorable Mitt Romney

Rescheduled from April 9th, join the IOP as Governor Mitt Romney reflects on his storied career as a business executive, public servant, and presidential nominee, and shares insights on how best to forge our nation’s future.

Thu., May. 21, 2015

The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism from al Qa’ida to ISIS

On May 21, Michael Morell, former Acting & Deputy Director of the CIA, will come to the International House’s Assembly Hall to speak on his new book The Great War of Our Time: The CIA’s Fight Against Terrorism From al Qa’ida to ISIS. This event will feature insight into the country’s most important national security decisions of the past 15 years from one of the country’s leading national security professionals. 

Wed., May. 27, 2015

Annual Swami Vivekananda Lecture with Dipesh Chakrabarty

As part of events surrounding the Vivekananda Visiting Professorship, established by the Indian Ministry of Culture to commemorate the legacy of Swami Vivekananda and to enrich scholarly life at the University of Chicago, Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty, Department of History at UChicago, will offer a talk entitled “Vivekananda’s Irish Disciple: Sister Nivedita.” This lecture will focus on the Indian life of Sister Nivedita (Margaret Elizabeth Noble, b. 1867) who arrived in India in 1898 as a disciple of Swami Vivekananda and died there in 1911. Her experience of India provides fascinating material for a cross-cultural history of the land and the people she encountered.

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