Chicago Harris Magazine - Spring/Summer 2015

Our alumni exhibit a trait that is highly prized in the policy world but refreshingly common here: the ability to determine what's best for society and get it done.
Chicago Harris faculty are spearheading research projects at four of the University’s five Urban Labs.
Expanded training opportunities in data science, energy policy and research methods.
Fellows will spend the summer helping to shape the public policy agenda for the city.
As Armageddon nears, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists sends a message of urgency – and hope.
The New Relic executive reflects on disruptive innovation and the need for more women leaders in Silicon Valley.
Short takes on Crime Lab New York, student policy competitions, Harris Follies and more.
University Professor James Robinson on the institutions that determine whether countries prosper or collapse.
Five distinguished alumni weigh in on the most important issues to consider when evaluating the TPP and other international agreements.
Trade deals can help strengthen global environmental standards, writes Michael Quigley.
U.S. companies seeking markets overseas have huge growth potential, writes Susan Widmer.
To ensure fairness, trade deals must be properly monitored and enforced, writes John Liuzzi.
Trade agreement designs may vary, but they all follow a common logic, writes Barbara Koremenos.
The debate over Internet governance will affect trade in substantial ways, writes Christopher Martin.
Lisa Ellman and the future of domestic drones.
There's a calculus to conflict, and it's challenging the conventional wisdom about violence.
Contrary to popular belief, there is no association between behavior and classroom achievement.
High pollution cuts most Indian lives short by three years, a new study finds.
Government mortgage giants have been quietly redistributing risk and cash on a massive scale.
Passing the state budget on time is key to keeping market conditions stable.
Few issues concern ordinary Mexicans more than the widespread violence of the past decade.
The simple act of breaking bread could help Syrian refugees heal social tensions in Lebanon.
Alisa Miller is on a mission to give women a louder voice, and an audience to go with it.
Financing women can finance change.
A review of Jonathan D. Caverley's new book, Democratic Militarism.
Promotions, new jobs, babies, and more.
Introducing Plenario, a user-friendly interface to advance urban research.