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This seven-week summer program creates a unique learning experience for global students and young professionals, providing an opportunity to connect rigorous data analytics to cutting-edge policy research implementation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Session One: June 21 - August 6, 2021
Session Two: August 2 - September 17, 2021
Data and Policy Summer Scholar Program
Through the flexible model delivered by the PKU-UChicago International Policy Action Lab, in five weeks you’ll learn the evidence-based approach of conducting international policy research from top scholars at Peking University and the University of Chicago.
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: July 19 - August 20, 2021
PKU–UChicago International Policy Action Lab
Build a foundation in international health policy and develop your knowledge of the drivers of healthcare costs, the actors who set the global health agenda, the ways nations allocate resources and structure their markets for health care, and the structure, collection, use, and regulation of healthcare data for treatment, research, and policy.
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: October 4 – November 12, 2021
International Health Policy Credential
Work with expert writers and editors, and practice evidence-based persuasive writing to form policy arguments that have the power to change minds and incite action.
Dates: March 29 - May 8, 2021
Writing Persuasive Public Policy
Through a series of panel discussions with top scholars and practitioners, explore the domestic and foreign policy implications of the 2020 US election cycle.
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: January 15 – February 19, 2021
The Battles Ahead: Domestic and Global Implications of the 2020 US Election
Note: Applications are currently closed for this program.
Develop and expand your data analytics skills in six weeks. For individuals from diverse academic and professional backgrounds, this program provides a foundation in quantitative tools and the application of rigorous analytics in policy.
Dates: February 1 – March 12, 2021
Data Analytics Credential
Learn the cutting-edge theory and application of monetary and international finance policy from top faculty at UChicago and Peking University, together with global industry leaders.
Dates: February 22 - April 11, 2021
Monetary Policy and International Finance
Using a blend of theory, cases, negotiation exercises, and facilitated discussion, develop your “interpersonal toolkit" exploring how to execute strategy through persuading other people to work with you towards your objectives and lead the change you aspire to create.
Dates: Fall 2021
Negotiation as a Leadership Skill
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