Welcome to Harris!

March 18–22, 2024, experience University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy during our in-person Admitted Student Week events!

  • Connect with current and incoming students, as well as alumni
  • Hear from faculty across policy areas
  • Learn about the student support offered at Harris
  • See the unique opportunities to study public policy and gain hands-on experience 

We will offer virtual content March 18–20.

In-person programming will kick off the evening of Thursday, March 21, and the main Admitted Student Day is Friday, March 22—a full day of programming.

We're also offering $300.00 travel reimbursement—learn more. Admitted students will receive a follow-up mailing with more information.

Please note: registration is limited to admitted Harris Public Policy applicants. We are unable to accommodate prospective students or waitlisted applicants at this event and encourage you to attend another Harris event at a later time. Thank you!

David Axelrod and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
David Axelrod, Ethan Bueno de Mesquita, and Sadia Sindhu

Tech & Society: A Conversation on AI and Elections with David Axelrod and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita (in-person)

Friday, March 22 |  3–4 p.m. Central Daylight Time

Join David Axelrod and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita for a conversation on AI and elections, moderated by Sadia Sindhu.

David Axelrod is a preeminent American political strategist and commentator and the former chief strategist and senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Axelrod was the founding director of the University of Chicago's non-partisan Institute of Politics and now serves as a senior fellow at the IOP. 

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is the Interim Dean and Sydney Stein Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and a Faculty Associate in the University of Chicago Department of Political Science. A leading political scientist whose research applies game theoretic models to the study of conflict, political violence, national security, and electoral politics, he has also written extensively on methodological issues in the social sciences.

Sadia Sindhu is the Executive Director of the Center for Effective Government. She has served in a variety of strategic roles in the public and private sectors. Most recently, Sadia was the Director of the UChicago Civic Leadership Academy. In this role, she served as the lead strategist on all matters related to the execution, enhancement, and growth of the Civic Leadership Academy at Harris and across the University.