Stay Connected. Get Involved.

Whether you’re interested in the Common Read program, Diversity Week, the many events organized by Harris Student Organizations, or simply want to be an ally, there are a great number of opportunities to get involved in diversity and inclusion efforts at Harris. We invite you to stay connected with recent news, upcoming events, and our annual programs.

Email the Diversity & Inclusion office ( to get involved.

Upcoming Harris Events

Join the Harris community for the following events:

Diversity Week 

How to Be a Story Teller, Not a Story Taker: The Ethics of Writing About War, Catastrophe, and Trauma

Monday, April 26, 2021| 12pm CDT  

Diversity Dinners

Monday, April 26, 2021| 6pm CDT 

Telling Our Story Workshop with Career Development Office 

Tuesday, April 27, 2021| 12pm CDT  

Community Impact Through the Art of Drag

Tuesday, April 27, 2021| 6pm CDT   

Folded Map Project "Watch Party" & Talkback with Tonika Lewis Johnson

Thursday, April 29, 2021| 6pm CDT  

MiPPAS Alumni Awards Ceremony 

Friday, April 30, 2021| 6pm CDT 

Perspectives Featuring Mellody Hobson 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 | 6:00pm CDT  RSVP

The Program on Global Environment's Frizzell Speaker & Learning Series Featuring Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha

Wednesday, May 19, 2021| 6:00pm CDT, RSVP

George E. Kent Lecture

 Thursday, May 20, 2021| 6:00pm CDT

Black History Month

Thank you for celebrating Black History Month at Harris! Revisit stories and highlights on our News & Events page. 

February 2021

The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy is proud to host several events in honor of Black History Month. The series convenes prominent speakers, activists, practitioners, community members, and University of Chicago alumni, faculty, students, and staff.

Public Statements

In the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd and countless other men and women who have endured hate and violence because of the color of their skin, our community is experiencing a range of emotions that we are all struggling to process. In the emotional aftermath of yet another senseless killing of an African-American at the hands of the police, Harris issued the following statement on racial injustice.

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