Newswise — CHICAGO – The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics (IOP) will celebrate its fifth anniversary with an event on Wednesday, February 7 featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, who will discuss the importance of youth engagement in public service.  The 60-minute long event will be streamed on the IOP website at, at 4:30-5:30pm Central Time. Trudeau will give remarks and then field questions from director David Axelrod.

University of Chicago experts can address several topics related to this event, including:

The recent increase in student enthusiasm for programs in law and public service.

  • IOP Founding Director David Axelrod, former Senior Strategist and Senior Advisor for President Obama
  • Katherine Baicker, Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy and a former member of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors
  • Professor Will Howell of the Harris School, an expert on youth engagement in politics
  • Political Science Professor Cathy Cohen, who studies political engagement by young people of color

 Recent developments in international trade:

  • Robert Gulotty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and author of Governing Trade Beyond Tariffs: The Politics of Multinational Production and its Implications for Internal Cooperation
  • Felix Tintelnot, Assistant Professor in Economics and author of The Margins of Global Sourcing: Theory and Evidence from U.S. Firms

 International immigration:

  • Brent Nieman, Professor of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business who served as staff economist for international finance on the White House Council of Economic Advisors
  • Douglass Irwin, Visiting Professor from Dartmouth College and one of the world’s foremost scholars on trade
  • Jonathan Dingel, Assistant Professor of Economics at University of Chicago Booth School of Business and faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research