REGISTRATION and SEATING: Registration is kindly requested. Please register at Eventbrite. If all venue spaces fill to capacity, registration does not guarantee seating. Once the Cindy Pritzker Auditorium reaches capacity, guests will be seated in an overflow space and view the event by live simulcast. Available seating will be provided first come, first served, beginning at 5 p.m. on Oct. 29.
The 2015 Cindy Pritzker Lecture on Urban Life and Issues presents a conversation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Rahm Emanuel has served as the 55th mayor of the City of Chicago since 2011. During that time he has been a tireless advocate for the residents of Chicago, working to create jobs and bring educational, economic, and cultural opportunities to neighborhoods in all parts of the city. Under Mayor Emanuel’s leadership, Chicago has played an increasing role in driving the global conversation about confronting urban challenges. Chicago has been recognized by several studies for its economic competitiveness and has received multiple awards for the quality of its museums, parks, and public libraries.
Prior to becoming Mayor, Emanuel served as the White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama and served three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Chicago’s 5th District. He previously served as a key member of the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1998, rising to serve as Senior Advisor to the President for Policy and Strategy.
Mayor Emanuel appears in conversation with Scott Turow, the acclaimed, bestselling Chicago author of novels such as One L, Ordinary Heroes and many others.
The Cindy Pritzker Lecture on Urban Life and Issues is presented by the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Library in honor of Cindy Pritzker, its former president and founder of the Chicago Public Library Foundation.