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Through annual signature programs, initiatives, and events, Harris is committed to fostering inclusive and thought-provoking opportunities for the entire Harris community to engage in meaningful dialogue about issues of race, equity, and inclusion in our communities and society.

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Harris hosts weekly events throughout February to facilitate meaningful conversations about the Black experience and to highlight contributions made by policymakers, thinkers, activists, and leaders.

Explore Black History Month at Harris

Diversity Week

Diversity Week is hosted each year for talented underrepresented individuals to get to know the Harris School of Public Policy and its community, and each other.

Learn more about Diversity Week


Held quarterly, Harris’ "Perspectives" series features policy leaders and scholars with diverse viewpoints and lived experiences who are confronting crucial questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work to advance social justice through innovative policies.

Explore the Perspectives series

The Common Read

The Common Read is an initiative that aims to build a shared experience with classmates and create community at Harris. Each year, the Common Read is carefully selected by our Orientation Staff and the Harris Diversity & Inclusion office. The Common Read is rooted in the belief that it is essential that future policymakers be given the opportunity to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of people who have been marginalized and explore related policy questions.

The main goal is simple – to have all incoming students collectively share in a single learning experience while gaining an appreciation for diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and individual stories that not only impacts how we work together as classmates, but how we view the world as future policymakers.

Learn more about the Harris Common Read