“I want to take up that middle-ground role between policy and science so I can hopefully look back on my career fifty years from now and see that I’ve made a real difference.”
“I’m in policy because I feel like I have a responsibility to look at how policy impacts underrepresented and underserved communities.”
For the first time since the Harris Policy Labs program was established six years ago, a social policy-focused Policy Lab will be offered all three quarters.
“The data showed that even though Taliban violence was reduced, they were still present and had freedom of movement,” said Wright, an assistant professor at the Harris School of Public Policy. “They weren’t being beaten; they had chosen to withdraw.” 
“I’m looking forward to the exchange of ideas among students from 39 countries. Imagine the kind of energy coming from people of all walks of life, sharing things we may have never thought of before.”
The University of Chicago and the Obama Foundation on September 7 announced a new cohort of University of Chicago Obama Foundation Scholars, comprising 12 emerging leaders.