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2018 Fall Event Schedule


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Monday,September 10 @ 5 p.m.

Location:Paul Simon Institute Lobby

Surprising Heros and Inspiring Voices in Illinois History
Pizza and Politics with Dr. Pamela Smoot

Register online at: http://bit.ly/pam-smoot

Monday, September 17 @ 5 p.m.

Location: Paul Simon Institute Lobby

Illinois' Current Challenges
Pizza and Politics with SIU Alumnus & Illinois State Rep. Will Davis (D-Hazel Crest)

Register online at http://bit.ly/siu-will-davis

Wednesday, September 26 @ 7 p.m.

Location: SIU Carbondale Student Center Auditorium

Where Have All the Statesmen and Stateswomen Gone? The Morton-Kenney Public Affairs Lecture Series with Ira Shapiro, author of “The Last Great Senate” and “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?” Shapiro is a former U.S. trade ambassador and expert on international trade law and policy.

Free and open to the public.



Wednesday, October 3 @ 7 p.m.

Location: SIU Carbondale Student Center Ballroom B

Statesmenship in Illinois History
Sam Wheeler, Illinois State Historian

Free and open to the public.

Saturday, October 20 -  Sunday, October 21

Metro East Youth Leadership Weekend
For media inquires, contact Dr. Linda Baker at lrbaker@siu.edu

Wednesday, October 24 @ 6 p.m.

Location: SIU Carbondale Student Center Ballroom A

Illinois Hard Half Century and the Way Ahead
Jim Nowlan, author and former Illinois state representative

Free and open to the public.



Monday, November 5 @ 5 p.m.

Location: Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Pizza and Politics with Tom Desch
SIU Alumnus and founder of House Painter Media

Register online at: http://bit.ly/tom-desch