Lecture. “Institutional Corruption: Congress.” 5-6:30 p.m., Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., 773-702-6030. Lawrence Lessig, of Harvard University, presents.
Lecture. “Four Theses on Modern War.” 4:30 p.m., Wieboldt Hall, room 206, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-702-8494. Jan Miezkowski, of Reed College, presents.
Lecture. 4:30-6 p.m., Swift Hall, third floor lecture room, 1025 E. 58th St., 773-702-8200. Donald G. York, of the U. of C., presents the Divinity School’s 2014 Nuveen Lecture.
Concert. 6:30 p.m., Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-0511. The Music Teachers of Hyde Park present a concert featuring Irene Claude on flute and Clara Christensen on piano performing Debussy and more.
Author Talk. 6-7 p.m., Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-4381. Seth B. Darling and Douglas L. Sisterton, authors of “How to Change Minds About Our Changing Climate,” present.
Keynote Address. 6 p.m., Bond Chapel, 1050 E. 59th St., 773-834-1005, free. Transgender activist CeCe McDonald gives U. of C. LGBTQ Student Life’s 2014 OUTober keynote address.
Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Crystal Chan, author of “Bird,” presents.
Author Talk. 6-7:30 p.m., International House, assembly hall, 1414 E. 59th St., 773-753-2274, free. Emily Parker, author of “Now I Know WHo My Comrades Are,” presents.