Join a diverse community interested in public policy at UChicago.

Thursday, November 5–Saturday, November 7 join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy for our annual Diversity Days programming!

Diversity Day is an opportunity for you to connect with current students and alumni, engage with faculty, and learn about the support offered at Harris for underrepresented and first generation college students.

This year, we are pleased to announce our keynote will be delivered by Valerie Jarrett.

See our full list of events and register here.

Valerie Jarrett
Valerie Jarrett

Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation
Diversity Day 2020 Keynote Speaker

Please join Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation who led the White House Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs from 2009–17, and a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, as she delivers the keynote address for the UChicago Harris School of Public Policy 2020 Diversity Days.

During this special evening, Jarrett will discuss how the next generation of civic leaders can drive social change and build a more inclusive and equitable future for our country. Jarrett will be introduced by Sabrina de la Vega, MPP Class of 2021, and interviewed by Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels.

Austin Wright
Austin Wright

Austin Wright

Assistant Professor
Diversity Day 2020 speaker
Teach for America alum

Harris faculty value diversity of experience and backgrounds. Just ask Assistant Professor Austin Wright. Professor Wright spent two years in the Teach for America program, teaching freshmen and sophomores at a charter high school in post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans. Professor Wright will speak at Diversity Day, sharing his background, experience in service, why he values different and unique perspectives in the classroom, his graduate school and PhD program search process, and his research.