The Big Ten Collaboration: Democracy in the 21st Century invites you to attend a virtual Mayors Forum on September 12, hosted by the University of Michigan in partnership with schools from across the Big 10 Network:
Cities on the front line: Urban approaches to national issues
The tumult of the first years of this decade – a global pandemic, an unprecedented presidential election, movements for social and racial justice, impacts of climate change, pressures on urban infrastructure – has played out in our nation’s cities and thrust the challenges and opportunities for mayors and their leadership into the spotlight. This special virtual event brings together mayors from cities across the states of the Big Ten in a discussion about how leadership at the city level shapes our national approaches to some of the most pressing issues of the day:
Mike Duggan, Mayor of Detroit, MI
Lori Lightfoot, Mayor of Chicago, IL
Aftab Pureval, Mayor of Cincinnati, OH
Bruce Teague, Mayor of Iowa City, IA
The discussion will be moderated by Paul Helmke, Director of the Civic Leaders Center at the Indiana University Paul H. O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs and former Mayor of Fort Wayne, IN, with special welcome remarks by University of Michigan Taubman College Dean Jonathan Massey and Ann Arbor, MI Mayor Christopher Taylor.