NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies Celebrates 50 Years!
Thank you to the nearly 200 participants who helped make the CGS 50th Anniversary Conference on Nov. 7, 2019, a huge success. For 50 years, NIU's Center for Governmental Studies has provided applied research, technical assistance, and public sector capacity-building services to our region, state, and beyond. The one-day conference celebrated CGS’s five decades of generating and sharing knowledge with its many university and external partners and chart a course for the future. This celebration highlighted CGS's accomplishments, and also was future-focused. Attendees discovered how to understand and harness the demographic, economic, environmental, and technological forces that are reshaping our world. The conference featured a dynamic line-up of speakers and panelists including Neil Howe, Rebecca Ryan, NIU President Lisa Freeman, NIU's Anne Kaplan, and Jim Banovetz.