At the Crossroads Lecture Series
“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
AT THE CROSSROADS Lecture Series
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.
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