Pritzker Fellow Lori Lightfoot on "The Building Blocks of Effective Leadership"


(Current UChicago Students Only)


Wednesday, January 31

3:30-4:45 PM 


In this first seminar, I will detail my background and experience and the motivations that led me, a political novice, on a path to run for one of the highest profile and toughest elected offices in America as a political novice. We will discuss how my north stars guided me in public life and helped me navigate the various crises that I confronted as Mayor. I will also outline what it takes to be an effective leader and examples of tough decision-making both inside and outside of politics and government, including my experiences with the Chicago City Council and other elected officials. I will use specific examples to illustrate the point and challenge the audience to weigh in on what they would do as a leader faced with the facts and the politics of particular key decisions.


Pritzker Fellows seminars are off the record and open to current UChicago students only. Seating in the IOP Living Room is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 


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