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Elizabeth Warren on Tavis Smiley
From the January 12, 2011 episode of Tavis Smiley,, Tavis talks with Elizabeth Warren, who's launching the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Warren speaks at the Festival on Wednesday, February 23; 6-7pm. Watch the event. Watch the full episode. See more Tavis Smiley. Continue Reading >>
Human Rights with Susan Gzesh
If you enjoyed past CHF presenter Susan Gzesh’s discussion, Human Vulnerability—Human Rights, I would recommend taking a trip to Northwestern University this weekend.  From Thursday, January 20th through Sunday, January 23rd, the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights will hold its 8th annual conference in which Northwestern undergraduate students work to bring student delegates, scholars, activists, and policy-makers from around the world to address a specific topic concerning human... Continue Reading >>
Making Music at CHF
by Rachel Levin, CHF Programming Intern Rachel is a senior at Northwestern University, majoring in English Literature, with a minor in Voice. I grew up in quite a unique environment. My parents, Juilliard trained musicians turned lawyer and artist manager, constantly exposed my brother and me to the wonderful notes composed by the likes of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and many more. This early musical influence encouraged and sustained my interests in playing the violin,... Continue Reading >>

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