WBEZ | Hilton Chicago http://www.wbez.org/content/hilton-chicago Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago Foundation for Women presents its 28th Annual Luncheon, “Here & Now” http://www.wbez.org/chicago-foundation-women-presents-its-28th-annual-luncheon-%E2%80%9Chere-now%E2%80%9D-108304 <p><p>WBEZ is a media sponsor of Chicago Foundation for Women&rsquo;s 28th Annual Luncheon with keynote speakers, Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas Kristof. More details on this inspirational event are online at www.cfw dot org slash luncheon.</p><p><strong>About the 28th Annual Luncheon</strong>: In 2009, the New York Times best-selling book, &quot;<a href="http://www.halftheskymovement.org/">Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide</a>&quot; was released and started an international movement that highlighted the oppression facing women and girls around the globe. As co-authors of the book and inspiration for the movement, wife-and-husband team Sheryl WuDunn and Nicholas D. Kristof have helped the world see that the key to human progress lies in unleashing the potential of women and girls. &nbsp;<br /><br />On October 8, join CFW and nearly 2,000 guests as we celebrate the perseverance and power of women and girls, at home and around the world.<br /><br />For tickets, visit <a href="http://www.cfw.org/luncheon">www.cfw.org/luncheon</a>.</p></p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:58:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/chicago-foundation-women-presents-its-28th-annual-luncheon-%E2%80%9Chere-now%E2%80%9D-108304 Donors Forum's Annual Luncheon: Leadership and Impact: Lessons From Social Entrepreneurs http://www.wbez.org/donors-forums-annual-luncheon-leadership-and-impact-lessons-social-entrepreneurs-107334 <p><p>Donors Forum&#39;s Annual Luncheon is considered the region&#39;s premier networking and educational event for staff members, volunteers, and advisors engaged in philanthropy, nonprofits, and social ventures. It is open to all, regardless of membership in Donors Forum. Our keynote speaker at this year&#39;s Luncheon will be <strong>Cheryl Dorsey</strong>, President of Echoing Green, a pioneer in the social entrepreneurship movement. Her talk will focus on how all of us whether we work for an operating nonprofit, corporate grantmaker, foundation, consulting firm, advisory group, or social venture fund can use principles of social entrepreneurship to create the most innovative solutions to social problems. These principles are drawn from the experience of the social entrepreneurs funded by Echoing Green as well as Dr. Dorsey herself.</p><p>More information about this event <a href="http://www.donorsforum.org/AL2013">here.</a></p></p> Thu, 23 May 2013 13:57:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/donors-forums-annual-luncheon-leadership-and-impact-lessons-social-entrepreneurs-107334 The Future of the American Economy http://www.wbez.org/future-american-economy-103560 <p><p>Uncertainty in Europe, energy price fluctuations, constraints on state and local governments, and the impending &ldquo;fiscal cliff&rdquo; of federal spending cuts and tax increases pose especially complex challenges for America&rsquo;s economic future. As European leaders scramble to find solutions to the eurozone crisis, what are the implications of the eurozone&rsquo;s disintegration for the American economy? Can domestic policies stimulate growth and how will they shape the global economic landscape? Are economic policies the key to American leadership in the twenty-first century?</p><div><strong>Peter R. Orszag</strong> is vice chairman of corporate and investment banking at Citigroup, Inc. He is also a contributing columnist at <em>Bloomberg View</em>, a distinguished scholar at the NYU School of Law, and an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Orszag previously served as the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama administration, and as director of the Congressional Budget Office.</div></p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:42:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/future-american-economy-103560 Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-30/strategic-vision-america-and-crisis-global-power <p><p>The twenty-first century seemed destined to be the American century, but within the first decade, the stock market bubble, costly foreign interventions, and the financial catastrophe of 2008 jolted America into a sudden recognition of its systemic vulnerability. Moreover, the East’s capacity for economic growth and technological innovation prompted new anxiety about the West’s future. According to Zbigniew Brzezinski, without an America that is economically vital, socially appealing, responsibly powerful, and capable of sustaining an intelligent foreign engagement, the geopolitical prospects for the West could become increasingly grave. How ominous are the symptoms of America’s domestic and international decline and what would be its likely geopolitical consequences? What are the implications of the changing distribution of global power from West to East? What should America’s long-term geopolitical goals include in order to shape a more vital and larger West and to fruitfully engage the emerging dynamism of the East?<br><br><strong>Zbigniew Brzezinski</strong>, is counselor and trustee at the Center for Strategic &amp; International Studies (CSIS) and a professor of American foreign policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.</p></p> Wed, 28 Mar 2012 22:29:18 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2012-04-30/strategic-vision-america-and-crisis-global-power Educating a New Afghanistan: Advocacy in Action http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-18/educating-new-afghanistan-advocacy-action <p><p>Sadiqa Basiri Saleem, cofounder of the Oruj Learning Center and the 2010 Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellow, discusses the current state of education in Afghanistan and the needs and challenges to be addressed in the Afghan education sector. The Oruj Learning Center provides educational, social, and advocacy services for thousands of Afghan women and girls. Raised in refugee camps in Pakistan after fleeing Taliban rule in her home province, Saleem is a powerful advocate for change in Afghanistan and is eager to share her insights and experience with a Chicago audience.<br /><br /> <strong>Sadiqa Basiri Saleem </strong>cofounded the Oruj Learning Center in 2002. Oruj has since established six girls&rsquo; schools in the rural Wardak and Nangarhar provinces and opened the first Afghan community college for women. Since July 2009, Saleem has also served as a professional development centers manager for the USAID-funded Academy for Educational Development&rsquo;s Higher Education Project in Afghanistan while continuing her work with Oruj. Saleem previously served as director of external affairs and deputy director of the Afghan Women&rsquo;s Network, where she represented the interests of Afghan women in national and international policy forums. Saleem has received several distinguished awards, including the Vital Voices&rsquo; Rising Voices Award, the Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, and, most recently, the Diane Von Furstenberg Award. Her work has been recognized by <em>Newsweek</em>, the BBC, NBC, and National Public Radio, among other outlets. She earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College in 2009. <br /><br /> The Chicago Council&rsquo;s Patricia Blunt Koldyke Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship is funded by the Koldyke family to recognize a social entrepreneur who is working to transform his or her society through innovative solutions to pressing educational problems and inadequacies. This year, the selection committee focused on primary and secondary education in Afghanistan.<br /><br />For more information and tickets, <a href="http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/chicago_council_event_corporate_detail.php?eventid=2294">visit the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' website</a>.</p></p> Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:00:51 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/event/2010-11-18/educating-new-afghanistan-advocacy-action