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Former FBI Director James Comey to headline Chicago Humanities Festival event on Friday, April 20

04/20/2018 - 19:00
04/20/2018 - 21:00
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Comey will discuss his new memoir, A Higher Loyalty.

Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

“James Comey is without a doubt one of the most interesting and key figures in the transformation of our political landscape over the past year," said Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy. “I’m eager to hear what he has to say.”

“I applaud our programming team for assembling one of the most diverse and compelling series of events in Chicago” said Executive Director Phillip Bahar. “James Comey is only one of the incredible programs in our robust year-round schedule. We hit the ground running this Spring and will continue our year of exploring the theme of Graphic through the Fall Festival.”

Tickets for CHF Presents James Comey: Higher Loyalty will go on sale to CHF members on Thursday, March 22 and to the general public on Wednesday, March 28. Tickets will be available at and by calling the CHF Box Office at 312-605-8444, Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About Chicago Humanities Festival
The Chicago Humanities Festival believes that humanity thrives when people gather, connect, and open themselves to ideas that go beyond their individual experience. For nearly 30 years, the Festival has been curating live events that allow audiences to connect with today’s most provocative thinkers—both established and emerging—and to see the world differently. Under the leadership of Executive Director Phillip Bahar and Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director Alison Cuddy, CHF is one of Chicago’s most vibrant civic institutions and a platform for celebrating the social life of ideas.