December 5, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Film Row Cinema, Columbia College Chicago
Film Row Cinema, South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Join C2ST and 2Blades for a film screening of the provocative documentary, FOOD EVOLUTION, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts in food technology, farming, and policy, including the director of the film, Scott Hamilton Kennedy.

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November 28, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center, E Washington St, Chicago, IL, USA

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The Illinois Bicentennial is an important marker for the history of Illinois citizens. A narrative that is often overlooked in history and science is that of Native Americans. To remedy this and enrich the Bicentennial celebration, C2ST, in partnership with the Trickster Gallery, Chicago City Markets and the Mitchell Museum, is hosting an Indigenous Science program.  Read more…

June 14, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Huge downpours, massive flooding, heat waves, prolonged droughts—these extreme events are occurring more frequently, and with greater intensity. “100-year-floods” are occurring every year or two; should we consider these weather events the new ‘normal’? How are cities and regions responding and planning under such uncertainties?

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May 10, 2018
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Alliance Française de Chicago
54 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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A public lecture by Dr. Jean Claude Manuguerra (Director of the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats at the Institut Pasteur) on the evolutionary events that can lead to vaccine-resistant viruses, followed by Q&A with the audience and a wine and cheese reception.

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April 12, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois 53, Lisle, IL, USA

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With extreme weather events, flooding, drought, and habitat fragmentation on the rise, will our trees be able to weather the storm? What will our parks, preserves, and urban landscapes look like in 50 or 100 years? Grab a drink at the bar (one drink is included in price of ticket), and join us for a compelling discussion led by moderator Jerome McDonnell of WBEZ Radio’s Worldview. Read more…

April 4, 2018
3:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Perlstein Hall Auditorium, Illinois Institute of Technology
10 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Part of Illinois Institute of Technology’s Wanger Institute for Sustainability Energy Research (WISER) 2018 Distinguished Lectureship Series

For most of our existence, humans have been sustained by solar energy harnessed on the same timescale as its use. Only in the last two centuries have we become dependent on fossil resources. Read more…