Understanding Our New World

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Understanding Our New World is the theme of the Institute's new live stream discussion series. This series features online discussions with distinguished historians, political analysts, and government leaders discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic is reshaping our world. 

All online events are free and open to the public, but registration is required. After participants complete registration, they will receive an email confirmation with information about joining the meeting.

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 1
Understanding Our New World: A Conversation with Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times
1:00 p.m. via Zoom
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Thursday, June 4
Understanding Our New World: A Conversation with Rahm Emanuel, former mayor of Chicago
10:00 a.m. via Zoom
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Monday, June 8
Understanding Our New World: U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL)
11:00 am. via Zoom
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Thursday, June 18
Understanding Our New World: A Conversation with William Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1:00 p.m. via Zoom
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
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Past Events

Thursday, May 21, 2020 - Dr. Teresa Amott, Knox College President
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - Ambassador Jan Eliasson
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - David Kennedy, Pultizer Prize-winning historian