Robert Wallace, Professor
of Classics at Northwestern University, will give a talk and a
slide show about ancient Greek sex, on March 10.
Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the
University of Chicago, will talk about the brain, in April.
Abraham Kocheril, Professor
of Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at UIC,
will explain how music (and wine) hath charms to soothe a savage
Cigar Society Adventurers—
there will be an
outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late
Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about
wine and smoke, in early June.
sponsored by the Cigar Society in Exile include
cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp
for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion. We meet
privately in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building,
at 19 South Wabash.
The Cigar Society in Exile Presents
Charles Wheelan, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Economics
University of Chicago
Tuesday, February 24
covers the cost of the room, cocktails, cigars, and snacks. Cash only. Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required.
RSVP to the
The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 S. Wabash Av, 2d floor
Wheelan (Dartmouth '88, Princeton M.P.A '93, U of C PhD '98, U Club
'02) is the first candidate on the ballot in the special election
to replace Rahm Emanuel in the Fifth Congressional District and is a
lecturer in public policy at the University of Chicago. He teaches master’s level
courses on the policy process, and was voted Professor of the Year in
Prior to joining the faculty at the U of C, Wheelan was
Director of Policy and Communications for Chicago Metropolis 2020, a
business-backed civic group promoting healthy regional growth in the
From 1997 to
2002, he was the Midwest correspondent for
The Economist. He has also written for the Chicago
Tribune, the New York Times, and the Wall Street
Journal, and is a regular contributor to the “Motley Fool Radio Show” on
NPR and to “848” on WBEZ. Wheelan is the author of Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science
and he is currently
working on a public policy textbook. He lives in Chicago with his
wife and three children. According to
David Greising of the Tribune: "Charles Wheelan is hardly a
stock character for Chicago's North Side 5th Congressional District.
Much of the district used to be Dan Rostenkowski's territory. Then
Emanuel took over. It's a bare-knuckles, hard-nosed place where
cigars, ward politics and the Chicago Way have always ruled."
Let's smoke a few cigars with Charlie and find out what he has to say.
the Cigar Society
ONE OF THE OLDEST
AND greatest traditions of the city clubs of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic,
historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical
issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately
provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of
substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits. The
Cigar Society in Exile embraces this tradition
and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers,
University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society
Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and
cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of
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