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 25, 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)

The Opioid Epidemic and Steps to Stop It

Panel Discussion: Michael Nerheim, Lake County State's Attorney; Mark Pfister, Executive Director Lake County Board of Health; and Mark Curran, Lake County Sheriff

Elected in 2012, Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim co-founded the Lake County Opioid Initiative. He has also focused on wrongful convictions and gang violence.

Mark Pfister has worked with the Lake County Board of Health for 27 years and was named Executive Director in 2017. Lake County was among the first health departments nationwide to receive accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.

Sheriff Curran hosted a Heroin Roundtable in early 2012, which resulted in the creation of a Gang Task Force and the training of all deputies and correctional officers in the use of Naloxone, an opioid reversal drug.

Date: Sunday, March 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)

Is the civil society dead? Can Europe be saved from populism and the distrust of liberal democracy?

Michael Zantovsky is a Czech diplomat, politician, author, journalist, lyricist and psychologist. He is the current Director of the Vaclav Havel Library and President of the Aspen Institute Prague. He was among the founding members of the movement that coordinated the overthrow of the Communist regime. In January 1990 he became spokesman, press secretary, and advisor to President Vaclav Havel. He was later the Czech ambassador to Washington, Tel Aviv, and London. Elected to the Czech Senate in 1996, he had spent six years as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security. He has combined a career in politics and foreign service with work as an author and translator of many contemporary British and American writers. He will sell and sign his book, Havel: A Life.

Date: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Time: 2:30 PM
(Please note time change.)
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)

Separating Church and State While Uniting Faith and Public Life: A Progressive Approach

Reverend Michael Kirby is Senior Pastor and Head of Staff at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Evanston. Born in Texas, he graduated from Baylor University Law School to practice as a commercial and appellate litigator in Houston for twelve years before receiving his Master of Divinity Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia, in 2003.
He serves on all the corporate boards of the Presbytery of Chicago, on the Synod Permanent Judicial Commission and on the Board of Directors of Presbyterian Homes which operates Life Plan Communities in Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights. In Evanston, he serves as current co-program chair of the Evanston Interfaith Clergy and Religious Leaders Group.

Date: Sunday, April 29, 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.