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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Co-Chairman, Chicago Ideas; Mayor, City of Chicago

    Rahm Emanuel has served as the 55th mayor of the city of Chicago since 2011. As mayor, he has worked to secure Chicago’s future as a global capital by investing in the city’s public schools, modernize crumbling infrastructure, increase transportation options and promote job creation in every neighborhood. Emanuel previously served as the White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama and served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He served as a key member of the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998, rising to senior advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy.

    Past Events

    Sunday, Oct 20 2013

    Wednesday, Jun 11 2014

    9 AM

    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will take the Chicago Ideas stage to discuss her memoir "Hard Choices." Clinton will open the... read more
    1 hour | Talk | Harris Theater

    Monday, Oct 10 2011

    6 PM

    A star-powered evening featuring Mayor Emanuel and Richard Stengel of Time Magazine. The event will include innovative city leaders from around the... read more
    2 hours | Talk | Oriental Theatre

    Monday, Oct 8 2012

    Tuesday, Oct 15 2013

    7 PM

    Get the inside scoop as prominent newsmakers have a lively political debate regarding issues of the day and analyze our democracy at work.
    2 hours | Talk | Cadillac Palace Theatre

    Saturday, May 31 2014

    11 AM

    Dynamic, in-depth conversations between CIW speakers around specific topics led by leading journalists and challenged by audience Q&A.
    1 hour | Talk | --Venue TBD--

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