Pod Save America Takes Hyde Park
October 9, 2017
After collaborating on Keepin’ It 1600 for The Ringer, four White House veterans launched Pod Save America as a platform “to talk about politics the way actual human beings talk,” mixing day-to-day commentary with guidance on getting involved in the political process. Together, they discuss the importance of civic engagement, the state of Democratic activism, and the recipe for a perfect ad read.
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel
October 10, 2017
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel previously served as the RNC State Chair from Michigan. She is the second woman ever to hold the RNC’s highest position. Chairwoman McDaniel addresses the state of American politics, the future of the GOP, and the 2018 midterm elections.
The Press and the Pressure: Political Journalism in 2017
October 24, 2017
Twitter has accelerated the news cycle and created a demand for real-time responses. The cost of business has forced media outlets to consolidate resources in large cities – often at the expense of on-the-ground reporting from state capitals. Meanwhile, a nationwide trend toward distrust of media outlets, sometimes expressed in outright hostility toward reporters, has further complicated the relationship between the press and the public. Four distinguished journalists discuss political journalism in 2017.
DNC Chair Tom Perez
October 25, 2017
Tom Perez previously served as Secretary of Labor and civil rights attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Obama administration. Mr. Perez addresses the state of American politics, the future of the Democratic Party, and the 2018 midterm elections.
The Honorable Terry McAuliffe & The Honorable Jim Hodges
October 30, 2017
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges converse on their time as Democratic governors in southern states. Together, they discuss the unique priorities of Democratic politics in the south, the challenges of addressing their states’ legacies of oppression, and the recent increases in white supremacist violence, as seen in Charlottesville this summer.
Religion and Religious Expression in the Academy and Public Life
January 17, 2018
The International House Global Voices Program, The Lumen Christi Institute, The Divinity School at The University of Chicago, and the Institute of Politics co-sponsor a discussion on religion and religious expression in the academy and public life featuring Ross Douthat (New York Times op-ed columnist) and a panel of scholars, moderated by Willemien Otten (Professor of Theology and of the History of Christianity and Director of the Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Chicago Divinity School).
William Josephson on the Electoral College
January 23, 2018
The International House Global Voices Program welcome William Josephson, AB’52, senior advisor to the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute. A distinguished attorney and public servant who earned his A.B. from the University of Chicago, Josephson was awarded the University of Chicago Alumni Association’s Public Service Citation in 2007 and has recently been a Shriver Fellow at the University’s Institute of Politics.
America’s Mayors: Getting Stuff Done in 2018
February 20, 2018
The International House Global Voices Program and the IOP welcome a panel of mayors from cities across the United States. Together, they discuss the ways in which their city governments have adapted to federal gridlock by creating innovative solutions to public problems – while waiting for Washington to catch up.
Ambassador Nikki R. Haley
February 22, 2018
Join the Global Voices Program and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics as we welcome Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley previously served as Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. During her tenure at the United Nations, Ambassador Haley has prioritized organizational reform and the defense of human rights while addressing the international threat posed by North Korea.
BlacKorea - Reimaginations Discussions with Students
February 28, 2018
BlacKorea is based on filmmaker Patti Kim Gill's life, born to a Korean mother and an African-American father in Chicago, and takes an honest look at stereotypes resulting from two cultures colliding. In the Tiffin Boardroom, the Global Voices Program presents a special Reimaginations discussion around the topic of Identity on Wednesday, February 28, 6PM-8PM.