The Institute’s Annual Spring Benefit will be held this year May 15 at the University Club.  Registration is open!  Details on tickets and sponsorship here.  

The Benefit is a time to gather and socialize, relax to music, enjoy a glass of wine and break bread with friends and colleagues.  It is an opportunity for the Institute community to come together and celebrate our work and the impact psychoanalysis has on improving the human experience.  This year, the evening’s program will include a conversation between the renowned philosopher and member of our Board of Trustees, Martha C. Nussbaum and the Vice President and Chief Content Officer at WBEZ, Steve Edwards in conversation on Anger and Fear in the Midst of our Political Crisis.

Featured speakers 

Steve EdwardsMartha NussbaumMartha C. Nussbaum is a distinguished American philosopher, Professor of Law and Ethics at University of Chicago, celebrated author, and the winner of many distinguished national and international awards.

Steve Edwards is Vice President and Chief Content Officer at WBEZ and former Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago.  They will discuss the intense emotions of politics and how we might better understand them to improve our ability to look forward with hope.  We look forward to sharing the evening with you!  

Have questions about sponsorship or other questions about the event?  Please contact Development Director Mary Mucci at or 312-897-1424.