How to Prepare for the Next Presidential Election

The Electoral College, National Popular Vote, the New York Times, and Us

In partnership with International House Global Voices Lecture Series, members of the Alumni Club of Chicago Board of directors are honored to host Bill Josephson, AB'52 for an enlightening discourse of the electoral college. 

bill-josephson-foto-flexerBill Josephson, AB'52 is a distinguished attorney and public servant who was awarded the University of Chicago Alumni Association’s Public Service Citation in 2007, and has recently been a Shriver Fellow at the University’s Institute of Politics. A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, he is a retired partner of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, has written many articles on law & non-profit issues, has testified many times before various Senate and House Committees and taught at George Washington, Cardozo and Brooklyn Law Schools. Bill was Special Assistant to the Director and then Counsel to the Peace Corps from early 1961, until he joined Fried Frank in 1966. In 1972, he was the coordinator of Sargent Shriver’s campaign for Vice President on the McGovern/Shriver ticket, and is now a senior advisor to the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute. 

5:00-6:00 pm: Registration & Refreshments (Refreshments served from 5:00-5:30) 
6:00-7:00 pm: Lecture
7:00-7:15 pm: Q&A
Day of event logistics will be published by January 20th. 


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Event Information

Cost: Complimentary

Registration Required by January 19th

Registration Limited To 60 People


Tuesday, 01/23/18 at 5:00pm - 7:15pm | iCal


International House
1414 E 59th St. The Coulter Lounge
Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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Look Who's Coming:

Cynthia Dapogny
Michael Breen
Steven Mesirow
Bruce Kaminsky
LaVerne Maidak
Gregory O'Leary
Toni Smith
Michele Beaulieux
Joanna Wax Trost
Drue Wax
Wendy Lee
Ann Whitaker
Liliana Fargo
Peter Biava
Daniel Burnside
Suzanne Gilbert
Lois Thiessen Love
David Komanlicki
Pamela Strauss
Qae-Dah Muhammad
Ronald Michael
Ronald Michael
Scot Campbell
Guest of Scot Campbell
Michele Davies
Elizabeth Stefanski
Ray Stefanski
Charmaine Owens
  Alumni Club Board of Directors
Hart Weichelsbaum
  The Planning Group
Bernard Rodgers
  Bard College at Simon's Rock
Lisa Warshauer
Charles Jake
  Alana Holdings, Inc
Phae Henson
Sampada Bannurmath
K. Rizwan Kadir, MBA
Charles Daston
Linda Shapiro
Mark Shapiro
Mark Shapiro
Bill Phillips
  AB '70
Chelsea Baylor
  AB '70
John Bouman
Bill Flowers
Henry Fogel
Frances Fogel
Karl Fogel
Harvey Rabin
Guest of Harvey Rabin
Eva Lichtenberg
Jeffrey Colman
Joan Hall
Nancy Loeb
Suzanne Martin
... a total of 61 guests.
Note: to opt out from this list please sign in, go to My Account and change your preferences under My RSVPs.
Event Contact
Charmaine Owens, MLA'98
Alumni Club of Chicago Programming Co-Chair

Event Co-Hosts
Bernard Rodgers, PhD'75
Alumni Club of Chicago Director

Hart Weichelsbaum, AB'71
Alumni Club of Chicago Programming Co-Chair

Lisa Warshauer, EX'88
Alumni Club of Chicago Programming Volunteer