The University of Illinois at Chicagoâ€™s department of political science and Great Cities Institute will host â€œModern Mayors of Chicago: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot,â€� a symposium featuring local and national scholars who will explore some of the cityâ€™s contemporary leaders and the links between them.
Student Services Building
Rooms B & C
1200 W. Harrison St.
Noon â€“ 2 p.m.
The symposium will offer presentations that aim to better understand decades of changes in Chicago politics, government and society.
The scheduled analysis of four mayoral regimes and their presenters are:
Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot â€“ Gregory Squires, professor of sociology, and public policy and public administration, George Washington University; and Xoleloa Margcu, director of Africana studies and professor of sociology, George Washington University.
Richard M. Daley â€“ Dennis Judd, UIC professor emeritus of political science, and Costas Spirou, senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of The Graduate School, Georgia College & State University. Spirou and Judd are co-authors of â€œBuilding the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago.â€�
Rahm Emanuel â€“ Kari Lydersen, journalist and author of â€œMayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicagoâ€™s 99%.â€�
Lori Lightfoot â€“ Dick Simpson, former Chicago alderman and UIC professor of political science; and Marco Rosaire Rossi, UIC Ph.D. student.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 312- 413-3780.