Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert will speak on a panel examining national issues and trends affecting poverty. Herbert was an editorial columnist for the New York Times from 1993 to 2011, and wrote about politics, urban affairs and social trends. His books include “Promises Betrayed: Waking Up from the American Dream” and the upcoming “Wounded Colossus.”

Other panelists include John Bouman, president of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law; 4th Ward Ald. Will Burns; Sol Flores, founding executive director of La Casa Norte; and Howard Tullman, CEO of incubator 1871.

Teresa Cordova, director of the Great Cities Institute, will moderate.

Seating is limited. RSVP at To request disability accommodations, please contact the Great Cities Institute at 312-996-8700 or

The free event will be held at UIC's Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Room 605.