Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

At the Crossroads

February 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 26, 2017 at 7:00pm

At the Crossroads Lecture Series


Arne Duncan

Speaking on…

“The Urgency to Reduce Violence in Chicago”

Wednesday, February 22

Hughes Hall 7 – 8:15 p.m.

Doors open at 6:30 pm for pre-event reception with appetizers and drinks

$10 per person​, register online at:  https://www.signmeup.com/118653


Calling upon the expertise of thought leaders, public intellectuals, and other individuals making a positive impact on society; AT THE CROSSROADS creates a public forum for exploring the most important and compelling issues that span the broad spectrum of human endeavor and experience.

The  2017 At the Crossroads Lecture Series is made possible by a generous gift from Richard and Ann Carr.


Arne Duncan Bio

As managing partner at Emerson Collective, former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan returns to Chicago on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown. Through partnerships with local business leaders, community organizers, and nonprofit groups, Duncan aims to create job and life opportunities for disconnected youth between the ages of 17 and 24.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Duncan served as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. From 2001 to 2008, Duncan won praise for uniting the city’s stakeholders behind an education agenda that included opening 100 new schools; expanding after-school, summer learning, early childhood, and college access programs; dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers; and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives. Duncan graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1987, majoring in sociology. At Harvard he served as co-captain of the basketball team and was named a first team Academic All-American.

Emerson Collective is an organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential. Established by Laurene Powell Jobs, Emerson Collective centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment and other social justice initiatives.

Coming Up:

April 26, 2017: Martha Nussbaum, Ph.D. on Anger and Forgiveness  

Please follow and like us:


February 22, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Category:


Bob Kolataorowicz

Enjoy our blogs? Please spread the word! #WeAreOSP