Diversity and inclusion is essential to policy leadership. Fostering an environment that encourages rigorous inquiry and effective public policy problem-solving requires the involvement and understanding of diverse viewpoints, experiences, and traditions.

The Harris School of Public Policy has made this commitment a priority as we prepare a new generation of policy leaders to make a positive social impact in their communities and around the world.

Harris’ D&I office provides resources and connections for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and more, in our effort to ensure that our community is welcoming and intentional in its commitment to diversity and inclusion, and encourages the free expression of ideas by people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Email the Harris D&I office (harrisdiversity@uchicago.edu) to get involved.

Harris Diversity & Inclusion Office

Michelle Hoereth

Michelle Hoereth Puts Diversity at the Forefront

As Harris’ first Director of Diversity and Inclusion (a school-wide position created by Dean Katherine Baicker), Michelle Hoereth has made it her mission to teach students the importance of humanity in the policymaking practice—and that means putting div