“The Role of Super PACs in 2012 & Beyond.” 6-7:30 p.m., Quadrangle Club, main dining room, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. Register to reserve a seat at 2012superpacs.eventbrite.com.
Lecture. “Giving Corporate Agents their Due — and Only their Due.” 4:30-5:30 p.m., Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, 1111 E. 60th St., 773-702-9494, free. Princeton University political theorist and philosopher gives the 2013 Dewey Lecture in Law and Philosophy.
Lecture. “Urban Policy in the Time of Obama.” 5-6:30 p.m., School of Social Service Administration, room E-IV, 969 E. 60th St., 773-702-1250, free. Xavier De Souza Briggs, of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies & Planning, presents. E-mail questions to Amy Khare, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legacy of Black Magicians (Encore Presentation). 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th St., 773-947-0600, dusablemuseum.org. Magician Walter King, Jr. presents on history of Black magicians.
“The Roles of Actors/Actresses of Color in Mainstream Cinema.” 6-8:30 p.m., School of Social Service Administration, Lobby, 969 E. 60th St., 773-702-1250. Film critic Reginald Ponder a.k.a. “The Reel Critic,” actress Shanesia Davis and five-time Emmy Award winning screenwriter Craig Harris present.
“Media Relations in the Digital Age.” 6-7:30 p.m., Quadrangle Club, library, 1155 E. 57th St., 773-834-4671, free. On the impact digital technologies had on the messaging and communication of the Obama and Romney campaigns.
Lecture. “Traveling Feminisms? Women of the Extreme Right in Europe.” 5 p.m., Social Science Research, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St., 773-702-9936, free. U. of C. professor of anthropology and linguistics Susan Gal delivers the 2013 Iris Marion Young Distinguished Faculty Lecture for the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality.
Zen Meditation. 5-6:30 p.m., Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-702-2100, free.