Alexi Giannoulias becomes Professor Giannoulias at Northwestern University

CLASS IN SESSION: Former State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias becomes Professor Giannoulias at Northwestern University this fall.
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The banker-turned-politico will teach Campaigning vs. Leading, a course that asks, “Is our system of electing political leaders antithetical to good governing?”

“I’ve always wanted to teach, and I think it will offer students an interesting perspective,” says Mr. Giannoulias, who as a visiting professor will primarily use the 2010 Illinois Senate race he lost to Mark Kirk as a case study. But expect mention of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, too.
Mr. Giannoulias also plans to bring in local and national lawmakers, pollsters and political consultants as guest speakers.
The Democrat won’t spend all his time in the classroom, however.

Despite the collapse of his family’s Broadway Bank last year, he says he’s ready to return to the finance world and is weighing job offers. And he’s expected to pop up in the civic (think education) arena, too.

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