Engage with UChicago faculty and the Harris experience.

The Harris School of Public Policy's ongoing Masterclass series features world-renowned faculty and instructors. Learn from Harris' notable instructors as they provide insight into their various areas of expertise. Engage in real-time sessions with other future Harris students and get a glimpse into the unique Harris experience at UChicago.

Why attend a Masterclass?

  • Learn more about a specific topic presented by a University of Chicago instructor.
  • Experience the compelling research and academic rigor that you will find in the classes at Harris.
  • Connect with a member of the admissions team to learn more about the full-time, part-time, and credential programs offered at Harris.

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Explore upcoming Masterclasses below and check back for updates on additional sessions. 

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Masterclass with David Chrisinger

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | 4:00 — 5:15 PM (CST)

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In this session David Chrisinger, Program Director, Writing Program, Lecturer, and author of Stories Are What Save Us, will host a short workshop on telling your story. This is an ideal event for students interested in learning more about the power of story telling, how to tell your personal story, and to help workshop ideas you may be considering for essays, motivational statements, or other prompts requiring you to share a personal narrative. 

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David Chrisinger

David Chrisinger
Program Director, Writing Program, Lecturer

David Chrisinger is the Associate Director in the Academic and Student Affairs office, where he will lead the Harris Writing Program. In his role, David will work with faculty to develop and evaluate writing-focused assignments, assist students in improving their writing skills, and train and manage the Writing Program Teaching Assistants, among other duties. 

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Masterclass with Justin Marlowe

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 5:30 PM — 6:30 PM (CST)

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In this session, Justin Marlowe will share his insights on public finance.

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Justin Marlowe

Justin Marlowe
Research Professor

Dr. Justin Marlowe is a research professor at Harris Public Policy. He is an admitted expert witness in federal and state courts and has served on technical advisory bodies for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, the Government Finance Officers Association, the National Academies of Science, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, several state and local governments, and many other public, private, and non-profit organizations. In this Master Class, Dr. Marlow will share his extensive expertise in the world of public finance, with emphasis on public capital markets, infrastructure finance, state and local budgeting, and financial disclosure.

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Masterclass with James Robinson

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 4:30 — 5:30 PM (CST)

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In this session, "The Second World War, Inequality and the Social Contract in England" with Professor James Robinson, you will learn more about his recent research on inequality.

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James Robinson

James Robinson

As Institute Director, James A. Robinson is guiding The Pearson Institute’s research agenda, engaging the international academic and practitioner community through The Pearson Global Forum, and setting the curriculum for the next generation of leaders and scholars.

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Masterclass with John Burrows

Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 5:30 — 6:30 PM (CST)

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Join this session to learn more about leadership and negotiations, how these skills are important to your future career, and how your curriculum at Harris can help you develop or sharpen these skills.

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John Burrows

John Burrows
Senior Lecturer

John Burrows is senior lecturer in leadership at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and an associate fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School. He also teaches healthcare leadership in a newly launched double masters degree program in health policy taught jointly by the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics & Political Science. Previously, he was an adjunct professor at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

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