Squeaky Weal Lecture Series 2007
November 12, 2007
"Civic Responsibilities in Turbulent Times," lecture by Pat Quinn, lieutenant governor of the state of Illinois, took place on November 12, 2007.
Paul M. Green
October 3, 2007
"Governing Chicago: Its History from a Moral Perspective," lecture by Paul M. Green took place on October 3, 2007.
Paul Green is director of the Institute for Politics and Arthur Rubloff Professor of Policy Studies at Roosevelt University and political analyst for WGN Radio 720 in Chicago. His program "Paul and the Pauliticians" is heard every Wednesday morning on WGN radio-starting at 7:11 a.m. He is also the author of several books and articles on Illinois and Chicago politics. His latest publications, co-authored with Mel Holli, are entitled World War II Chicago, The Mayors: The Chicago Political Tradition and From Mid-Century to the Millennium: A View from City Hall -- a Pictorial History of Chicago.
Professor Green is frequently quoted and interviewed by the national news organizations for his views on the American political scene. His name appears frequently as source in news stories appearing in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time and Newsweek.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
September 6, 42007
"How American Churches are Failing Our Faith, Our Politics and Our Country," lecture and conversation with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend took place on September 6, 2007.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, former lieutenant governor and assistant attorney general of Maryland, is the author of Failing America's Faithful: How Today's Churches are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is president of Operation Respect and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. Townsend served as Maryland's first woman lieutenant governor and as deputy assistant attorney general of the United States. She founded and directed the Maryland Student Service Alliance. It was in this role that she led the fight to make Maryland the first state in the nation to require all high school students to perform community service.
Townsend is the daughter of Robert and Ethel Kennedy.