For several decades, William “Bill” Daley has been able to use his unique role at the intersection of business, government and public service to extend Chicago’s influence on the national stage both as a former commerce secretary and later as chief of staff to President Barack Obama.
Daley will be tapping into his experience as a business and political leader both locally and nationally as he presents the Wiewel Lecture on Economic Development, “Corporations & Humanity: Why They Belong Together,” at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
“Mr. Daley’s views on the market economy and government-supported economic development programs are informed by his decades-long experience in both the private and public spheres. He’s among a handful who can speak with authority about the moral obligations of private enterprise,” said Michael Pagano, dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs.
In addition, UIC is announcing that Daley has chosen to make UIC the repository for his collection of papers and artifacts, which are now publicly available. His papers join those of his father, Richard J. Daley, and his brother, Richard M. Daley, which are also available to researchers and students in the Special Collections and University Archives of his father’s namesake Richard J. Daley Library.
4 p.m. (Lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. with reception to follow)
Academic and Residential Complex
940 W. Harrison St., Room 137