Course #
Certificate Program
Policy Analysis
Global Conflict Studies
International Development

Harris Policy Labs is an intensive experiential learning initiative in which teams of second-year graduate students work under faculty supervision to apply their rigorous Harris education to help client organizations resolve real-world public policy challenges.

Led by Dr. Austin Wright, Assistant Professor and Pearson Institute affiliate, this Policy Lab focuses on global conflict and its impact on economic development and refugee displacement. Students will use innovative tools and methodologies to assess the impacts of conflict in fragile states.

Students will attend weekly class sessions, engage in project meetings, and make a final presentation to the U.S. State Department and Planet Labs.

Students will receive one letter grade and 100 units of course credit (one full course) upon completion of each one-quarter Policy Lab.

Important Note: In addition to registering, students need to complete the Project Preference Form by November 27, 2017 to request your preferred project. The form can be submitted even if you have not registered for classes.


Individual Policy Lab projects in this Lab may be eligible for certificate requirements. If you are pursuing a certificate, please check that certificate’s website for details on requirements.

Course Sections

Quarter Instructor(s) Day(s) Time(s)
Winter 2018