The Workshop on Human Potential is one of the core intellectual activities of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy. It is an interdisciplinary forum for graduate students, post docs, and faculty whose work concerns behavior, health, and well-being across the lifespan and the ways in which technology and public policy shape human potential and achievement. The workshop has active members in the areas of the social, behavioral, health, and policy sciences.

The Workshop on Human Potential alternates between two types of sessions. Not only do we regularly invite outside speakers for a traditional “workshop” presentation, but we also provide a forum for faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students to present research-in-progress in order to receive critical and constructive feedback.

Fall 2017 Workshop Schedule

Location: Room 224 at the Harris School of Public Policy, 1155 E. 60th Street
Time: Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

October 4

"Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction"
Anjali Adukia
UChicago Harris
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October 11

No Workshop

October 18

"Designing and Testing Interventions to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence in Liberia"
Jeannie Annan
UChicago Harris
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October 25

"The Ambitious Elementary School: Its Conception, Design and Implications for Educational Equality"
Lisa Rosen
UChicago
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November 1

"Corporal Punishment in U.S. Public Schools: Using Research to End Legal Violence against Children"
Elizabeth Gershoff
University of Texas at Austin
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November 8

"Quantifying the Life-cycle Benefits of a Prototypical Early Childhood Program"
Jorge Luis García
UChicago 
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November 15

"How Does Daily Schedule Instability Affect Low-Income Workers and Their Families?"
Anna Gassman-Pines
Duke University
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Prior Workshops