From Election Hacking to Water Scarcity: Emerging Leaders Tackle Today’s Global Challenges

Amrith Kaur Aakre, Legal Director, Sikh Coalition; Lauren Bean Buitta, Principal, Stele Consulting, LLC; Joel Braunold, Executive Director, Alliance for Middle East Peace; Josh Ellis, Vice President, Metropolitan Planning Council; Adrienne Irmer, Former Legislative Coordinator, Cook County Government; And other participants

Emerging Leaders Tackle Today's Global Challenges

How should the next generation of leaders approach the interconnected challenges of the 21st century? Debates over global challenges—from dousing the fires of populism and securing US elections, to tackling water scarcity and assisting in conflict zones—are dominating news cycles and impacting our lives. In a unique programming offering, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Emerging Leaders class of 2018 will draw from professional and personal experiences and share a series of short, dynamic presentations on an array of today’s critical issues and trends. 

Each year, the Council selects a highly competitive cohort of Chicago’s up-and-coming professionals to participate in its Emerging Leaders Program. Emerging Leaders become part of a network of globally fluent individuals who will continue to raise the bar for Chicago as an influential international city. Hear several members of class 2018 present their policy prescriptions on:

Cultural Competency Training for Law Enforcement
Securing US Elections
Leveraging US Funds in Conflict Zones
Managing Water Conflict
Compulsory Voting in the US
Immigration Restrictions Hurt Healthcare in the US
Bridging Divisions in the US through Mandatory Service
Increasing Exports from Chicago to the World

Speaker Bio


5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A

6:30 p.m.
Program adjourns and networking reception begins  

7:30 p.m.