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Doing good takes more than good intentions. At Harris Public Policy, you learn from fearless thinkers at one of the world's great intellectual destinations and turn your passion into measurable social impact.
Whether your background is econ or English, at a food bank or the World Bank, we’ll teach you to face the world’s toughest problems, challenge the easy answers, and make smarter, data-driven decisions that, following in the footsteps of our accomplished alumni, lead to the change you want to see.
You don’t have to wait for graduation to start making a difference. Combining real-world engagement and rigorous modeling and analysis, empowered by faculty who are innovators in their fields, you’ll confront issues arising in Chicago and around the world, right from day one.
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At Harris Public Policy, you can expect the education, opportunities, and support you need to turn your passion for doing good into measurable social impact. You can expect to be challenged and stimulated by a community of fearless individuals who are like-minded in their pursuits of rigorous inquiry and measurable impact, and unique in their diverse backgrounds and interests.
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You'll find a wide variety of extracurricular activities at UChicago, with more than 20 Harris student groups and more than 350 recognized student organizations campuswide.
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