Course #
Certificate Program
Health Policy
Policy Analysis
Global Conflict Studies
Markets & Regulation

In Harris Policy Labs, students work under faculty supervision to apply their Harris training to help government agencies and non-profit organizations address public policy challenges.  Students effectively serve as policy consultants, working in interdisciplinary teams to conduct research, analyze complex data, and engage with clients and other experts to produce a set of solution-oriented final deliverables.  In addition to gaining first-hand experience on a specific policy issue, students hone other skills that prepare them for policy careers such as working with imperfect data, navigating team dynamics, and communicating complex analyses and policy recommendations to a client’s leadership.

Each Lab will focus on a particular policy area or set of policy tools and engage two or three different client organizations.  Clients will range from local to international organizations and are expected to include Metropolitan Planning Council, Chicago Park District, Oxfam America, Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, Advance Illinois, Illinois Department of Human Services, World Bank, NATO, Forefront, City of Gary, and others.  Some projects may be of particular interest to students who are planning to complete Harris certificate programs.

 Descriptions of client projects for each 2021-22 Lab course will be shared with eligible students prior to Registration Week each quarter, along with enrollment instructions.   Instructor consent is required.  Pass/fail is not permitted. 

Course Sections

Quarter Instructor(s) Day(s) Time(s)
Spring 2022 Robert Goerge Tuesday 3:30pm-6:20pm
Spring 2022 Rebecca Wolfe Tuesday 3:30pm-6:20pm
Spring 2022 Shelley A Davis Monday 3:00pm - 5:50pm
Spring 2022 Santiago Tobon Thursday 9:30am-12:20pm
Winter 2022 Santiago Tobon Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Winter 2022 Paula Worthington Tuesday 3:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Winter 2022 Rebecca Wolfe Tuesday 3:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Winter 2022 Wil Burns Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Winter 2022 Thursday 3:30 PM - 6:20 PM
Fall 2021 Robert Goerge Tuesday 3:30 PM - 6:20 PM