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Thursday, November 5–Saturday, November 7 join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy for our annual Diversity Day 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.
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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.
Please join Associate Director of Student Recruitment Sparkle Dalphinis for a warm welcome to Diversity Day 2020, followed by opening remarks with PhD student David McMillon, Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels, and Professor Austin Wright.
Please join Assistant Director of the MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) program Alyssa Szynal for a breakout session to learn more about Diversity & Inclusion in the MSCAPP program.
Please join Program Associate of the Crime and Education Labs Jaureese Gaines for a breakout session to learn about the UChicago Urban Labs: five labs working to address challenges across five key dimensions of urban life—crime, education, health, poverty, and energy & environment.
Please join Alejandro Monroy-Velez and Courtney Thompson from the Career Development Office for a session to learn how to tell your story in interviews and beyond.
Please join Professor Anthony Fowler for a Diversity Day session—Political Economy: In Defense of Democracy. Anthony Fowler's research applies econometric methods for causal inference to questions in political science, with particular emphasis on elections and political representation.
Join Diversity & Inclusion Assistant Dean Michelle Hoereth and current Harris students in a virtual dinner conversation on social justice, race, and public policy. The dinner table conversations are designed to be informal and provide students with the opportunity discuss, reflect, and learn from each other.
The students that will participate are second year MPPs including Alexis Smyser, Aaron Smoot, Phillipa Paisley, Andrew Cobian, and Dylan Jacovo.
In this hands-on workshop, Harris Writing Program director David Chrisinger will help you organize your lived experiences into a coherent and impactful story you can use in job interviews, scholarship applications, and policy advocacy.
Please join a panel of current Harris students for a discussion of their experiences and how they built community at Harris.
Read the full recap of last year's Diversity Day.