24 February 2009

Coming up

Robert Wallace, Professor of Classics at Northwestern University, will give a talk and a slide show about ancient Greek sex, on March 10.

Sam Sisodia, 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 breast.

Cigar Society Adventurers there will be an outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late May.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke, in early June.

Events 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

Our Economic Situation

Charles Wheelan, PhD
Senior Lecturer in Economics
University of Chicago

Tuesday, February 24

The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 S. Wabash Av, 2d floor

$40 inclusive covers the cost of the room, cocktails, cigars, and snacks.  Cash only.  Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required.    RSVP to the Secretary.

Charlie 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 2004.  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 Chicago area.  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.

About 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, monthly 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 the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.

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