The Global Stakes and Local Politics of Fresh Water

Dr. Rachel Havrelock is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she specializes in Environmental Humanities. She is the founder and director of the UIC Freshwater Lab, which endeavors to train a new generation of water leaders to communicate Great Lakes water issues to the general public, and to engage unaffiliated groups in water planning.

Dr. Havrelock's focus on her native Great Lakes follows two decades of work in the Middle East. She is the author of River Jordan: The Mythology of a Dividing Line (University of Chicago Press) and numerous articles on water, borders, and oil in the Middle East. Dr. Rachel Havrelock serves on the Canadian Aqua Forum and the International Advisory Committee of the trilateral (Israel, Palestinian, and Jordanian) NGO Ecopeace Middle East to link communities supported by the same watershed.


Date: Sunday, January 21, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
Cost: $15.00 (students free by registering by email)

Gerrymandering and Its Impact on Public Policy
Co-Sponsored with the Lake Bluff Lake Forest League of Women Voters.

with Scott Drury, State Representative, 58th District;

Lori Lightfoot, Partner, Mayer Brown and Counsel for Independent Maps Coalition; and

Nicholas Stephanopoulos; Professor, University of Chicago Law School Lead Counsel, Supreme Court Case Gill v. Whitford



Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Gorton Community Center
Address: 400 E. Illinois Road, Lake Forest, Illinois
Cost: Admission Complimentary and Open to the Public (Parking available on site.)

The Role of Government in a Functioning Democracy

Cook County Clerk, David Orr will present, "The Role of Government in a Functioning Democracy." Mr. Orr serves as the chief election authority in the third largest election jurisdiction in the country. He led the fight to implement the motor voter law in Illinois, which has made it easier and more convenient for people to sign up to vote. Mr. Orr also introduced Early Voting legislation that now allows voters in Illinois to cast their ballots two weeks prior to an election and Automatic Voter Registration, bipartisan legislation that will allow your voter registration record to follow you if you move anywhere within the state of Illinois. Mr. Orr is also a Senior Fellow at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy.


Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: The Stevenson Center on Democracy
Address: 25200 N St. Mary's Rd, Mettawa (Libertyville), IL 60048
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.