2018 Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Forum

We are pleased to announce that the IOP will be partnering with WBEZ Chicago and POLITICO to present a live public forum featuring the 2018 Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidates discussing their respective visions for the future of our state.

The forum will be on Thursday, March 1 from 6 - 7:30 PM CT at the Logan Center for the Arts. Those interesting in attending the forum can reserve tickets here.

Inside Russia with Nick Schifrin

Join the IOP as we welcome journalist Nick Schifrin for a conversation on Inside Russia, his six-part series for PBS NewsHour. With support from the Pulitzer Center, Mr. Schifrin and Zach Fannin spent nearly two months in Russia investigating the formation of the new Russian national identity, the Russian government’s use of propaganda, and the leadership style of President Vladimir Putin. Presenting excerpts from his series, Mr. Schifrin will then take questions from the audience about his work in Russia and his career in journalism.

Ambassador Nikki R. Haley

Join the IOP as we welcome Ambassador Nikki R. Haley, the United States’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ambassador Haley previously served as Governor of South Carolina from 2011 to 2017. During her tenure at the United Nations, Ambassador Haley has prioritized organizational reform and the defense of human rights while addressing the international threat posed by North Korea.

This discussion will be moderated by IOP Director David Axelrod.