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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 Events



Past Events

Community Coffee Chat

Thursday, October 21, 2021 | 8:30am CDT

Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 8:30am CDT

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Event Featuring Illinois State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas 

Monday, October 11, 2021  | 12:00pm CDT

Learn more about the Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Event Featuring Illinois State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas

Student of Color Meet & Greet Breakfast 

Friday, October 8, 2021 | 9:00am CDT

Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month Event Featuring Dr. Michael Rodríguez-Muñiz

Monday, October 4, 2021 | 12:00pm CDT

George E. Kent Lecture Featuring Ta-Nehisi Coates

 Thursday, May 20, 2021| 6:00pm CDT, 

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021| 6:00pm CDT 

Perspectives Featuring Mellody Hobson 

Wednesday, May 12, 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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