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Big Problems, Big Ideas

Big Problems, Big Ideas


This cross campus event harnesses the brain power at the University of Chicago to discuss and identify solutions to some of the biggest problems we’re facing at local and global levels. Renowned speakers representing three distinct sectors will give 10-minute overviews of important trends and issues in their respective fields to an interdisciplinary audience of graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Following the discussion, attendees will break into groups to brainstorm potential businesses solutions to each sector’s major challenges.

Past speakers include Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Jonas Nwuke, MBA ’12, Manager of IBM Watson Ecosystem, Sara Ray Stoelinga, AB, ’95, AM ’01, PhD ’04, Director of UChicago Urban Education Institute, and Jianfeng Nu, Director of Program for Personalized Cancer Care, NorthShore University HealthSystem.

Event Details
The 2018-19 program has been postponed. Please contact Hannah Mannino with any questions.

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