The United States and the World Economy: Why Things Are Really Different This time

Lyric Hughes Hale, editor in chief of EconVue, a website which publishes independent economic news and analysis, will speak on "The United States and the World Economy: Why Things Are Really Different This time."

Ms. Hale is an economic and political affairs commentator who contributes to many publications including the Yale Books Blog, the Huffington Post, the Financial Times and the Los Angeles Times.    Ms. Hale has spoken at the World Economic Forum, the Brookings Institution, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco as well as Stanford, Northwestern, Harvard, and the University of Chicago.

Date: Sunday, September 24, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

The Sources of North Korea's Conduct.

Bruce Cumings, Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago, will present the topic, "The Sources of North Korea's Conduct."

Professor Cumings specializes in modern Korean history, East Asian political economy and international history. His first book, The Origins of the Korean War, won the John King Fairbank Award of the American Historical Association. The Yale University Press published Dominion from Sea to Sea: Pacific Ascendancy and American Power in 2009.

Professor Cumings is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books, the Nation, Current History, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists and Le Monde Diplomatique.

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

The Trump Administration's Attack on Sanctuary Cities

Edwin C. Yohnka is the Director of Communications and Public Policy for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois (ACLU-IL). Appointed in 1999, Yohnka is the primary spokesperson for this civil rights and civil liberties organization with more than 35,000 members. Yohnka appears regularly on television and radio programs throughout the nation with comments on a myriad of issues. He contributes to ACLU publications and coordinates the organization's multi-faceted communications.

In 2013, Yohnka served as vice-chair for Illinois Unites for Marriage, a coalition of organizations that helped win the fight to ensure the freedom to marry for all couples in Illinois.

From 1987  until 1999, Yohnka served on the staff of the American Bar Association, spending most of his time as a Special Presidential Assistant in the ABA's office of the President, overseeing and implementing the elected leadership's communications.

Date: November 19, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd
Mettawa (Libertyville), IL
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

 

Unless otherwise noted, these events will be held at:
The Stevenson Center on Democracy
25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL   60048

The Adlai Stevenson Center on Democracy is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit organization. The ASCD operates the Adlai E. Stevenson Historic Home as a licensee of the Lake County Forest Preserve District. The license does not imply the District's endorsement of specific ASCD positions or presenters.