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2019 Spring Event Schedule

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The Institute is currently finalizing its schedule for the spring of 2019 and it will be released early in the new year.  In the first months of 2019, the Institute will host Illinois State Representative Chris Welch, a Democrat from Hillside, who chairs the House Higher Education Committee, and Ambassador Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas who served as an American diplomat for more than forty years. 

The Institute will also host its annual Youth Government Day in Springfield for high school students and a summit at the SIU Carbondale campus with Illinois university and college students called, “Renewing Illinois: Ambitious Dreams and Practical Steps To Revive the Prairie State.