HYDE PARK — A parade of leading politicians and political thinkers will visit the University of Chicago’s campus for the Institute of Politics fall series of lectures.
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will be the first speaker of the season and will answer questions at 10 a.m. Friday at the campus' Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.
Also this fall, military commanders and CIA analysts will discuss the lessons learned after 10 years in Iraq; U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will discuss education policy; and U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) will answer questions from students.
The high point of the season will be a invitation-only forum on the financial crisis with many of the architects of the recovery plans, including former U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. The event is a collaboration between Democrat campaign strategist David Axelrod's Institute of Politics and his conservative neighbor, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, who helms the Paulson Institute next door on campus.
Though the forum on the financial crisis is closed to the public, many of the lecture series events will be open to the public.
A full listing of forums and lectures is available on the Institute of Politics’ website at politics.uchicago.edu.