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.



Wednesday, June 11
Special Engagement

Hillary Rodham Clinton

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
Speakers: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and more speakers to be announced
Harris Theater 205 E. Randolph Street
Saturday, May 31

Chicago Ideas Conversations

Dynamic, in-depth conversations between CIW speakers around specific topics led by leading journalists and challenged by audience Q&A.
Speakers: William H. Macy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Mark Caro
--Venue TBD-- 600 W. Chicago Ave.
Tuesday, October 15

Politics: State of the Union

Get the inside scoop as prominent newsmakers have a lively political debate regarding issues of the day and analyze our democracy at work.
Presented by Sterling Partners
Speakers: Jack Abramoff, Ramesh Ponnuru, Cornell Belcher, David Plouffe, Steve Schmidt, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Gregory, Amy Walter
Cadillac Palace Theatre 151 W. Randolph St.
Monday, October 08

Democracy: State of Our Union, Presented by TIME

CIW examines the state of our democracy at the local level with an in-depth mayoral panel?what is innovative in some major cities throughout our... read more
Speakers: Nancy Gibbs, Mark Halperin, Mayor Acquanetta Warren, Mayor Annise Parker, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, David Gregory, Mayor Michael A. Nutter, Richard Stengel, John Heilemann, Michael Duffy
Oriental Theatre 24 West Randolph Street
Monday, October 10

CIW Megatalk: Mayoral Evening

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
Speakers: Thomas L. Friedman, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor Kasim Reed and more speakers to be announced
Oriental Theatre 24 West Randolph Street

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