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    Jamil Smith

    Senior Writer, Rolling Stone

    Jamil Smith is a senior writer at Rolling Stone, where he writes about politics, culture, and identity. His columns and reporting have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He published a cover story for Time magazine in February about the hit film Black Panther. During the 2016 election, he was a senior national correspondent for MTV News. He has also served as a senior editor at the New Republic and a part-time radio host at KCRW in Los Angeles. He also has three Sports Emmys from his time as a producer at NFL Films.

    Upcoming Events

    Friday, Oct 19 2018

    9 AM

    Meaningful, lasting change at a citywide level doesn’t only come from policies or social media—it comes from humans. Our re-imagined premier event,... read more
    General Admission 3 hours | Lab | Harris Theater

    Friday, Oct 19 2018

    9 AM

    What if you could take action in a Chicago community at the moment of inspiration? Our re-imagined premier event, Ideas Day is an all-new... read more
    General Admission 8 hours | Lab | Harris Theater and additional venues

    Past Events

    Thursday, Feb 23 2017

    6 PM

    Chicago Ideas is teaming up with the Vera Institute of Justice to reenvision the American prison system, and imagine a society in which prisons... read more
    2 hours | Conversation | Jones College Prep High School

    Monday, Oct 16 2017

    5 PM

    In the age of leakers and stories being broken on social media, what’s at stake for the journalists whose job it is to explain these stories to the... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Monday, Oct 16 2017

    5 PM

    In the age of leakers and stories being broken on social media, what’s at stake for the journalists whose job it is to explain these stories to the... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Morningstar

    Wednesday, Oct 18 2017

    Tuesday, Oct 16 2018

    12 PM

    Nearly half of those released from prison in Illinois each year return within three years. The state commits well over $1 billion to its Department... read more
    1 hour | Conversation | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

    Monday, Oct 15 2018

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