WBEZ | Northwestern University School of Law - Thorne Auditorium http://www.wbez.org/content/northwestern-university-school-law-thorne-auditorium Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The Genius Spark of Nikola Tesla, a Conversation on Innovation http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-08-05/genius-spark-nikola-tesla-conversation-innovation-0 <p><p>C2ST invites you to explore the life and work of one of the great minds of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.<br> <br> Nikola Tesla's discoveries illuminated the World's Columbian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893, and he captivated visitors with his displays of electrical power. Now, from August 6 to August 28 at Navy Pier, C2ST and The Belgrade Committee Sister Cities Chicago International will host <em>The Genius Spark of Nikola Tesla</em>, a traveling exhibit from the Tesla Museum in Belgrade in its first U.S. visit.<br> <br> Join C2ST before August 28 and receive an invitation to the preview of <em>The Genius Spark of Nikola Tesla</em>, a VIP reception, and discussion on innovation.<br> <br> The Chicago Council on Science and Technology brings scholars and citizens together for inspiring discussions on science and technology. For more information on becoming a member, visit the <a href="http://c2st.org/membership">C2ST website</a>.</p></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:15:37 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-08-05/genius-spark-nikola-tesla-conversation-innovation-0 Shriver Center Benefit -- Featuring Samantha Bee http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-20/shriver-center-benefit-featuring-samantha-bee <p>Samantha Bee will perform for the Shriver Center Benefit where activist Deborah Harrington will be honored with the Sargent Shriver Equal Justice Award. The Shriver Center uses law and advocacy to advance justice and opportunity for low-income people. </p> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 14:46:24 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-05-20/shriver-center-benefit-featuring-samantha-bee Reproductive Rights: Politics and Ethics in the Abortion Debate http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-13/reproductive-rights-politics-and-ethics-abortion-debate-0 <p><p>The abortion debate has a long and tangled history in American politics. This panel examines that history and its ramifications for and on the body. Professor <strong>Reva Siegel </strong>of Yale Law School discusses her bestselling book <em>Before Roe v. Wade</em>, an analysis of the most important arguments that influenced the Supreme Court&rsquo;s landmark 1973 decision. After her presentation, Siegel joins University of Chicago professors <strong>Gerald Rosenberg</strong> and <strong>Christine Stansell </strong>for a conversation that seeks to place Roe v. Wade in a larger political and social context. <strong>Geoffrey Stone</strong>, professor of law at the University of Chicago, moderates.<br /><br /> This program is generously underwritten by Laura and Bob Watson, and presented in partnership with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This program is generously underwritten by Laura and Bob Watson, and presented in partnership with the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.<br /><br />For more information and tickets, <a href="http://www.chicagohumanities.org/en/Genres/History/2010-Reproductive-Rights.aspx">go to the Chicago Humanities Festival website</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 14:55:51 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-13/reproductive-rights-politics-and-ethics-abortion-debate-0 Franke Lecture in Economics: Sherwin Nuland http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-05/franke-lecture-economics-sherwin-nuland <p><p><strong>Dr. Sherwin Nuland</strong>, a writer of unflinching clarity and honesty about difficult topics including his own battles with depression, discusses the history of medical ethics from Hippocrates to the present. In his talk, Dr. Nuland seeks to illuminate the extraordinary ethical pressures exerted on today&rsquo;s doctors by technology, economics, and end-of-life issues. Author of the National Book Award&ndash;winning<em> How We Die: Reflections on Life&rsquo;s Final Chapter</em>, he has also penned <em>The Wisdom of the Body</em>, <em>The Origins of Anesthesia, Doctors: The Biography of Medicine</em>, <em>The Mysteries Within</em>, and <em>Medicine: The Art of Healing</em>. He is a clinical professor of surgery at Yale University, where he teaches bioethics and medical history.<br /><br /> This annual lecture recognizes the significant contributions to the Chicago Humanities Festival made by its founder and chairman emeritus Richard J. Franke.</p><p>For more information and tickets,<a href="http://www.chicagohumanities.org/en/Genres/Public-Affairs/2010-Sherwin-Nuland.aspx"> go to the Chicago Humanities Festival website.</a></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 08:58:40 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-05/franke-lecture-economics-sherwin-nuland Frank Shorter: From Olympic Champion to Anti-Doping Crusader http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-03/frank-shorter-olympic-champion-anti-doping-crusader <p><p>In 1972, Frank Shorter won the gold medal in the men&rsquo;s Olympic marathon in Munich. No American man has captured the top spot since. He is also the only American athlete to win two medals in the Olympic marathon event; he took silver in 1976. Along with Steve Prefontaine, Shorter was the driving force in the running boom that swept this country in the 1970s and continues to this day. With these athletic credits to his name, Shorter was the chairman from 2000 to 2003 of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, a body that he helped to establish. His talk touches on marathoning and focuses on his work with the US Anti-Doping Agency, and how that work can and should be implemented across athletic disciplines and for varying levels of competition. For more information and tickets,<a href="http://www.chicagohumanities.org/Genres/Public-Affairs/2010-Frank-Shorter-Athletes-and-Anti-Doping.aspx"> go to the Chicago Humanities Festival website.</a></p></p> Thu, 28 Oct 2010 07:59:07 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-03/frank-shorter-olympic-champion-anti-doping-crusader