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Emerging Leaders Program December Information Session

Former Emerging Leaders joined this session to share insight on their experience in the program and answer questions from potential applicants.
Emerging Leaders Class of 2020 talk during a meeting
Jennifer Petersen
Amrith Aakre
Chad Doobay
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About this Event

Learn more about the Council's Emerging Leaders Program, selection criteria, and application and selection process for the Emerging Leaders Class of 2022. Former Emerging Leaders Program participants will join for this session, sharing their insight on their experience in the program and answering questions from potential applicants. 

Every year the Chicago Council on Global Affairs selects a class of approximately 20 participants with high potential from across Chicago’s business, cultural, civic, and academic sectors and provides a robust expansive platform to deepen their fluency and exposure to global affairs and policy. Emerging Leaders will be chosen from corporate, non-profit, and government sectors and are highly accomplished in their careers and expected to rise to the top of their fields in the next five to 10 years. Between the ages of 30 to 40, they have a strong professional or personal interest in international affairs, a commitment to community engagement, and a thirst for knowledge. The Council will intentionally seek exceptional leaders who reflect the rich diversity of Chicago.

About the Speakers
Jennifer Petersen
Former Director, Emerging Leaders Program
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
Jennifer Petersen formerly served as the director of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Council.
Council expert Jennifer Petersen
National Legal Director, Sikh Coalition
Amrith Aakre headshot
Amrith Kaur Aakre joined the Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization, in August 2017 as legal director. In this role, she coordinates legal work and manages initiatives to protect the civil rights of all Americans in areas such as hate crimes, bullying, racial profiling, workplace discrimination, and religious rights.
Amrith Aakre headshot
Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Chad Doobay headshot
Chad Doobay is a partner in the government and public finance practice group of the law firm Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP, where he advises governmental entities and nonprofit organizations on financing projects that benefit the public good. Doobay works with hospitals, schools, museums, cultural institutions, and other nonprofit organizations to help them grow and advance their respective missions.
Chad Doobay headshot