Oct 11 2019

Symposium on Chicago’s Modern Mayors

October 11, 2019

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Student Services Building Rooms B & C


1200 W. Harrison St., Chicago, IL 60607

The University of Illinois at Chicago’s department of political science and Great Cities Institute will host “Modern Mayors of Chicago: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot,” a symposium featuring local and national scholars who will explore some of the city’s contemporary leaders and the links between them.


Student Services Building
Rooms B & C
1200 W. Harrison St.


Oct. 11
Noon – 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 – 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 –  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 “Building the City of Spectacle: Mayor Richard M. Daley and the Remaking of Chicago.”

Rahm Emanuel –  Kari Lydersen, journalist and author of “Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago’s 99%.”

Lori Lightfoot – 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.



Date posted

Oct 7, 2019

Date updated

Oct 7, 2019