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The University of Chicago’s Independent Student Newspaper since 1892

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Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal speaking at International House.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Speaks About Persistence and Recovery at International House

By Tiffany Li / April 23, 2024
“There is a saying that armies win battles, but economies win wars. So today, I would like to talk about Ukraine’s resilience, wartime economy, and future recovery,” said Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The Institute of Politics building on South Woodlawn Avenue.

Students Sue Cook County Sheriff, Alleging First Amendment Violations

By Gabriel Kraemer / April 14, 2024
Sheriff Tom Dart had prevented fourth-years Ethan Ostrow and Harley Pomper from participating in an IOP-led workshop at the Cook County Jail this year after the students wrote an op-ed criticizing the jail’s policies.
Bond Chapel

Journalist Kara Swisher Discusses New Book and the Inconvenient Truths of Silicon Valley

By Lauren Lucy Caddell / March 31, 2024
The Silicon Valley tech journalist discussed her new book, which covers her 35-year career and opinions on the tech industry, at an IOP event held at Bond Chapel on March 21.
IOP panel on the role of Christian faith leaders in the 2024 presidential election.

Christian Faith Leaders Reflect on 2024 Election at IOP

By Ava Iwasko / February 14, 2024
The panel discussion, moderated by IOP Executive Director Zeenat Rahman, explored the intersection of faith, politics, and social change.
27 students were selected to attend the Institute of Politics (IOP) trek to Iowa.

27 UChicago Students Visit Iowa Caucuses Through IOP

By Tiffany Li / February 6, 2024

The Iowa Caucus Trek, organized each U.S. presidential election year by the Institute of Politics (IOP), took place from January 14 to 16. This year, only the Republican primaries in Iowa involved in-person...

Ben Kesling (L) and Thom Shanker (R) discussing the importance of college campuses in discourse around national security.

IOP Event Covers National Security, Military Readiness, and the Iron Triangle

By Rohan Sachdev / February 5, 2024

The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Kesling interviewed long-time journalist Thom Shanker on his new book, Age of Danger: Keeping America Safe in an Era of New Superpowers, New Weapons, and New Threats on...

A screenshot from the Institute of Politics recording of Former Attorney General Bill Barr.

Bill Barr Discusses Free Expression, Political Division, and Democracy at IOP Event

By Stuti Shelat / November 15, 2023

Former Attorney General Bill Barr spoke about free expression, his tenure as attorney general under the Trump administration, and the January 6 attack on the Capitol, during an Institute of Politics (IOP)...

Alivisatos and Shah at the IOP talk.

Presidents Talk Change: Alivisatos and Rajiv Shah of the Rockefeller Foundation Discuss Impact at Scale

By Eric Parrilla / October 31, 2023
The two discussed Shah’s new book and its recommendations for humanitarian work at an IOP event.
Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker with White House reporter Sabrina Siddiqui.

Pritzker Addresses Extremism, Gun Violence, and Past Record at IOP Event

By Oliver Buntin / October 17, 2023
In an IOP event moderated by journalist Sabrina Siddiqui, Pritzker fielded questions on past record and possible presidential bid.
Christopher Weissberg spoke at the Institute of Politics (IOP) on May 15.

French Politician Christopher Weissberg Discusses European Affairs Following Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine at IOP Speaker Series Event

By Jenna Moor / May 22, 2023

The student-led International Policy Program hosted French député (member of the National Assembly) Christopher Weissberg for a conversation centered around current international sanctions placed on...

Former Congressman Beto ORourke was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.

IOP Fellow Profile: Former Congressman Beto O’Rourke

By Nicole Roesler / May 13, 2023
O’Rourke emphasizes the importance of increasing voter participation and points to how Texas plays an instrumental role in this challenge.
Adrian Perkins is the former Democratic Mayor of Shreveport, Louisiana.

IOP Fellow Profile: Former Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins

By Nicole Roesler / April 30, 2023
Adrian Perkins reflects on his military service and mayoral tenure, emphasizes conciliatory leadership in a polarized political climate
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