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Tue., Oct. 18, 2016

Diplomatic Encounters Series: A Conversation with Argentine Ambassador Martín Lousteau

The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, International House, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and other area studies centers are joining forces with the Chicago Consular Corps to expand the Diplomatic Encounters series to better connect the UChicago community with representatives of diplomatic missions from around Chicago and across the nation. The series aims to provide a venue to hear from leading diplomats, engage them in open dialogue, and come to a better understanding of the issues, challenges, and opportunities facing countries around the world. Programs for the series are held throughout the academic year.

This program will feature Martín Lousteau, the Ambassador of Argentina to the US since January 2016, whose talk is entitled "Argentina - Politics & Economics."

Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

Climate Change Forum: A North American Perspective

Join government representatives from Canada, Mexico, and the United States for a panel discussion on how North America is working to mitigate climate change while meeting shared objectives from the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) and the North American Leaders' Summit. Following this, representatives from the City of Chicago and local organizations will discuss initiatives to make Chicago a more sustainable city.

Thu., Oct. 27, 2016

“Arctic Defenders” Film Screening featuring Aaju Peter

When climate change is discussed, the Inuit people of the Arctic are often mentioned as experiencing the first impacts. But who are they? What is their history? Arctic Defenders tells the remarkable story that began in 1968 with an Inuit activist movement in Canada. It led to the largest land claim in western civilization, orchestrated by young visionary Inuit with a dream - the governance of their territory - the creation of Nunavut. The film reveals the history of Canada’s attempt at sovereignty in the north and finds hope and inspiration from determined Inuit who changed the rules of the game.

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