An in-depth discussion on how US surveillance practices are impacting the right to privacy and global cooperation, led by Laura Pitter, Human Rights Watch Senior Researcher on counterterrorism policy.

Check out this event Thursday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art from our friends of over at Human Rights Watch

Right Now: “Spirit Week - Is Religion Ruining Our Politics?” with E.J. Dionne & Ramesh Ponnuru.

Right Now: “Spirit Week - Is Religion Ruining Our Politics?” with E.J. Dionne & Ramesh Ponnuru.

Right Now: A conversation with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Watch live stream at politics.uchicago.edu. #IOPRand

Right Now: A conversation with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). Watch live stream at politics.uchicago.edu. #IOPRand

Right now: “Doing Hard Things (Like Pricing Carbon)” with Fellow Bob Inglis and guest Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL).

Right now: “Doing Hard Things (Like Pricing Carbon)” with Fellow Bob Inglis and guest Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL).

1. Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele spent a few years at the Augustinian Friars Seminary at Villanova University but he eventually decided to pursue public service instead of the priesthood. 

2. Michael Steele will be on campus giving awesome fellows seminars about “the branding of American politics” starting May 2. More info / register here

Happening Now: “Can Social Entrepreneurship End Global Poverty?” with Premal Shah of Kiva.org.

Happening Now: “Can Social Entrepreneurship End Global Poverty?” with Premal Shah of Kiva.org.

A panel with leading members of the local faith community, including Fr. Michael Pfleger and Rami Nashashibi from IMAN, discussing the roles they’re playing in combating violence in their neighborhoods and how their respective faith traditions inform and shape their approach. Meet representatives from organizations in the Chicago area that are responding to the crisis. 

IOP Spring Fellows David Muir, Ana Marie Cox, Bob Inglis, Roger Simon and Michael Steele talk about why they think students need to be involved in public service. 

It rose to 80 degrees in Chicago on Saturday, the warmest day of the year so far, and a spasm of gunfire quickly followed. Over 36 hours, at least 36 people were shot. 

IOP Fellow Roger Simon takes on gang violence in his column this week. Check out his next seminar Wednesday at 430 at the IOP house. RSVP

Right Now: “The Chicagoland Lens: A Look at Chicago Public Schools” with Elizabeth Dozier, Principal of Fenger Academy High School, Lila Leff, founder of Umoja Student Development Corporation, Michelle Morrison, Chief Executive Officer for Youth Guidance, Karen VanAusdal, Director of the CPS Office of Social and Emotional Learning, and Christopher Huff, Master’s Candidtate at the School of Social Service Administration. Moderated by The Chicago Tribune’s Noreen Ahmed-Ullah.

Right Now: “The Chicagoland Lens: A Look at Chicago Public Schools” with Elizabeth Dozier, Principal of Fenger Academy High School, Lila Leff, founder of Umoja Student Development Corporation, Michelle Morrison, Chief Executive Officer for Youth Guidance, Karen VanAusdal, Director of the CPS Office of Social and Emotional Learning, and Christopher Huff, Master’s Candidtate at the School of Social Service Administration. Moderated by The Chicago Tribune’s Noreen Ahmed-Ullah.