Stormy Seas: Climate Change and the Economy

​Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership; Board of Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute. Moderated by David Unger.

COP21: What Happens Next?

Paul Bodnar, Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change, National Security Council, The White House; Ted Brandt, Co-founder and CEO, Marathon Capital; Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC); Derek Walker, Associate Vice President, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund. Moderated by Ed Crooks.

The Illegal: Ripped From the Headlines

Lawrence Hill, Author; Ali Noorani, Executive Director, National Immigration Forum. Moderated by Yolanda Perdomo.

Immigration and Foreign-Born Students

Michael Amiridis, Chancellor, University of Illinois at Chicago; Ujjwal Gupta, Cofounder and COO, BenchPrep; Giovanni Peri, Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, University of California, Davis; Ellen Rudnick, Executive Director, Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Moderated by Natasha Korecki.

The Future of Food: Innovation, Technology, and Agriculture

Randall Barker, Managing Director, Business Development, FarmLink; Aaron Mandell, Co-Founder and Chairman, WaterFX and HydroRevolution; Virginia Ursin, Biotechnology Prospecting Lead, Monsanto Company; Dave Donnan, Partner, Global Food & Beverage Practice Leader, A.T. Kearney (moderator)

Growing Food for Growing Cities

David Auerbach, Cofounder, Sanergy; Sanjeev Asthana, Founder & Managing Partner, I-Farm Venture Advisors; Chairman, National Skills Foundation of India; Doug Bereuter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program; Niklas Buehren, Economist, Gender Innovation Lab, The World Bank; Nicole Clifton, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS; And other participants

Public, Young Professionals, Leadership Circles
The First 1,000 Days: Shaping the Future

Tom Arnold, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs; Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture. Moderated by Catherine Bertini.

Public, Young Professionals, Leadership Circles
Cities Drive the World — What Drives the World's Cities?

Clive Christison, VP, Supply & Optimization for Fuels, BP North America; Sarah Herda, Artistic Director, Chicago Architecture Biennial; Director, Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; Brian Lee, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill LLP; Andrés Mendoza Peña, Principal, Strategy, Marketing, and Sales Practice, A.T. Kearney, Inc. Moderated by Noah Toly.

The Inclusive City

Elizabeth Dozier, Managing Director, Chicago Beyond; Former Principal, Christian Fenger High School, Chicago; Claudio Orrego, Governor, Metropolitan Region of Santiago, Chile; Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; ​Dorothee Stapelfeldt, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, Hamburg, Germany. Moderated by Edward Luce.

Combating Violence and Building Unity

Christiane Hajj, Executive Director, Fundación Centro Histórico; Executive Director, Violence Prevention Program, Carlos Slim Foundation; Robert Muggah, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Cities; Michael A. Nutter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Cities; Abi Williams, President, The Hague Institute for Global Justice. Moderated by Edward Luce.