Current & Upcoming CGS Events

NIU CGS Celebrates 50 Years in 2019!

Shaping our Future:  Purpose, Partnership, Possibilities
Framing Sustainable Solutions

On Nov. 7, 2019, a one-day convening will be held at Holmes Student Center on NIU’s DeKalb campus to celebrate 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 will not only highlight the important accomplishments of CGS, but also be future-focused: how to understand and harness the vast demographic, economic, environmental, and technological forces that are reshaping our world. The day includes a keynote address by Neil Howe, an authority on generations and social change in America; and features an afternoon keynote address by Rebecca Ryan, APF, futurist and economist, who brings humor to her presentations. She will address the top trends facing communities including access to air, water, land, and energy, changes in technology, changing demographics, and governance. Visit our 50th Anniversary page for more details!

Civic Leadership Academy

Registration for the 2019-2020 Civic Leadership Academy will open soon. Plan to attend one or more of the workshops offered. For more information, visit the CLA Page.

Save the Date:
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019

CGS Contact

Center for Governmental Studies

Northern Illinois University
148 North Third Street
DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828

Phone: 815-753-1907
Fax:  815-753-7278