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2017 Spring Event Schedule

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Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 5 p.m.

Pizza and Politics: Decoding the Illinois Budget with Jak Tichenor, Professors Linda Baker and John Jackson
Due to popular demand, event location has changed to: STUDENT CENTER AUDITORIUM

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Friday, March 3 @ 11:30 a.m.

The Jeanne Hurley Simon Lecture with Tequia Hicks-Delgado 
Former White House Senior Advisor for Congressional Engagement & Legislative Relations and SIU alumna
Student Center Ballroom B

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Friday, March 10 @ 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Illinois School Funding Fairness Conference
Student Center Ballrooms

Register for this conference:
March 23-24 Conference on Children In Poverty
Springfield, IL
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Tuesday, March 28 @ 5 p.m. Pizza and Politics: The Simon Poll 2017
Paul Simon Institute Lobby
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Saturday, April 8  Youth Government Day for High School Students Contact Carol Greenlee at 618-453-4078 to register.
Wednesday, April 12 @ 7 p.m.  The Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture with Professor John Sides
George Washington University and Founder of the The Washington Post's "The Monkey Cage"
Student Center Ballroom B
Free and open to the public.


Thursday, May 4 @ 6 p.m.

Reflections on 20 Years of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute with Former Illinois
Governor Jim Edgar
Student Center Auditoirum

Free and open to the public. 

Past Events

 01.26.17 - Pizza and Politics with Illinois Rep. Will Guzzardi