Thursday, November 18–Saturday, November 20 join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy for our annual Diversity Day programming!

Diversity Day is an opportunity for you to connect with current students and alumni, engage with faculty, and learn about the support offered at Harris for underrepresented and first generation college students.

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Thursday, November 18

Welcome and Opening Session 

Virtual

Ranjan Daniels
Ranjan Daniels

4:40–5 p.m.

Please join Senior Associate Dean of Student Recruitment and Global Outreach Ranjan Daniels for a warm welcome to the Harris School of Public Policy and the Diversity Days program.

Register for the Welcome and Opening Session (Virtual)

Keynote Address with former Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter

Virtual

Michael Nutter
Michael Nutter

5:30–6:15 p.m. 

Please join Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia, City Council, and Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy as he delivers the Keynote Address for Diversity Days 2021. Nutter will discuss his experience lowering crime, improving educational attainment rates, and making Philadelphia a greener city.

Register for Keynote Address with former Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter (Virtual)

 


Friday, November 19

Welcome and Overview

Sparkle Dalphinis
Sparkle Dalphinis

Virtual

9:45–10 a.m.

Please join Associate Director of Student Recruitment Sparkle Dalphinis for some opening remarks on Diversity Days programming and an overview of the day ahead.

Register for Welcome and Overview (Virtual)

Storytelling with the Career Development Office

Alejandro Monroy
Alejandro Monroy
Courtney Thompson
Courtney Thompson

Virtual

10–10:50 a.m. 

Please join Alejandro Monroy-Velez and Courtney Thompson from the Career Development Office for a session to learn how to tell your story in interviews and beyond.

Register for Storytelling with the Career Development Office (Virtual)

Diversity & Inclusion at Harris

Michelle Hoereth
Michelle Hoereth

Virtual

11–11:30 a.m.

Join Diversity & Inclusion Assistant Dean Michelle Hoereth for a conversation on social justice, race, and public policy.

Register for Diversity & Inclusion at Harris (Virtual)

Student Panel

Virtual

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Please join a panel of current Harris students for a discussion of their experiences and how they built community at Harris. 

Register for the Student Panel (Virtual)

Office of Civic Engagement (OCE)

Nika Levando Birman
Nika Levando Birman

Virtual

1–1:30 p.m.

Please join us for a breakout session with Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Office of Civic Engagement Nika Levando Birman to learn about the UChicago Office of Civic Engagement: a university-wide office working to connect students with the community in meaningful ways.

Register for the Office of Civic Engagement Session (Virtual)

Urban Labs

Virtual

1:40–2:15 p.m.

Please join us for a breakout session to learn about the UChicago Urban Labs: five labs working to address challenges across five key dimensions of urban life—crime, education, health, poverty, and energy & environment.

Register for the Urban Labs Session (Virtual)

Building Your Supportive Network

Shilin Liu
Shilin Liu

Virtual

2:30–3 p.m. 

Personal networks are essential in life and on the job market. Please join Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels and Director of International Partnerships & Executive Education Shilin Liu for a conversation about the importance of growing and maintaining your network.

Register for Building your Supportive Network (Virtual)

MSCAPP Drop-in Session

Kathryn Mattie
Kathryn Mattie

Virtual

3–4 p.m. 

You are invited to a virtual drop-in hour with Kathryn Mattie, Program Director for the MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) program to learn more about the degree, career outcomes, and application.

Register for MSCAPP Drop-In Session (Virtual)


Saturday, November 20 

Alumni Panel

In-Person and Virtual

10–11 a.m. 

Please join a panel of Harris alumni for a conversation about their time at Harris and how it influenced their career trajectories. There will be a moderated discussion with time for questions afterward.

  • Payton Head, MA'19 – Government and Public Services Consultant, Deloitte
  • Elaine Li, MA'19 – Foreign Service Officer, USAID
  • David McMillon – PhD'21, Assistant Professor of Economics, Emory University
  • Phillippa Paisley – MPP'21, Director, CCS Fundraising

Register for the Alumni Panel (Virtual)

Register for the Alumni Panel (In-Person)

Lunch with Current Students

In-Person Only

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Participants are invited to join current students for lunch in the Keller Center.

Register for Lunch with Current Students

Read the full recap of last year's Diversity Day.