University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer

Robert J. Zimmer has been president of the University of Chicago since 2006. An advocate of freedom of speech, he has spoken and written in support of free expression on college campuses. He first joined the University in 1977 as an instructor in the department of mathematics, and went on to hold numerous faculty and administrative appointments, including as vice president for research and Argonne National Laboratory. He served as provost of Brown University from 2002-2006, before returning to the University to assume the role of president. He is currently Chair of the Boards of Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi Research Alliance LLC (operator of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), and the Marine Biological Laboratory.

Zimmer earned his A.B. from Brandeis University and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University, and has honorary degrees from Tsinghua University and Colby College. As a mathematician, Zimmer specializes in the field of geometry, particularly ergodic theory, Lie groups, and differential geometry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2017, he was given the Philip Merrill Award for Outstanding Contributions to Liberal Arts Education by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA).

This event will serve as the Club’s Annual Meeting. We encourage all Club members to attend. Please review future announcements for additional details regarding issues to be voted on at the Annual Meeting.

Also, we are excited to announce that President Zimmer is part one of a two-part Lawyers Club series featuring university presidents. Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro will address the Club on October 2, 2018. Details will follow in a future announcement.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
5:00 p.m. Registration and Cocktails
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. Speaker begins
8:00 p.m. Adjournment

Union League Club
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL

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Hourly Schedule

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Registration and Cocktails
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm -


Jun 21 2018


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm




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