We hope you will join us for Admitted Student Week April 5-9.

Note: We cannot accommodate prospective students at this time. You must be an Admitted Student at Harris to join these events.


Monday, April 5

The Value of a UChicago Degree: Alumni Conversation

Monday, April 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: The Value of a UChicago Degree: Alumni Conversation (1 hr.)

Please join Senior Associate Dean Ranjan Daniels for a conversation with alumni Rebecca Planchard, MPP'17, and Faisal Baig, MPP'15.

Welcome Reception in Gathertown

Monday, April 5 | 6:30–8 p.m. CDT

Please join your future classmates, current students, and alumni on GatherTown for a virtual reception. GatherTown is a unique video-conferencing platform that simulates an in-person environment where you can move around and interact with different people.

Learn more about the GatherTown platform.


Tuesday, April 6

James Robinson
James Robinson

Faculty Session with Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies James Robinson

Tuesday, April 6 | 8–9 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Faculty Session with Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies James Robinson (54 min.)

Please join the Reverend Dr. Richard L. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies James Robinson for a faculty session. Professor Robinson is the director of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts, and author of Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, with Daron Acemoglu. He is widely recognized as a leading expert in the field of political and economic development.

Anne Rogers
Anne Rogers

MSCAPP Roundtable with Professor Anne Rogers and Professor Dan Black

Tuesday, April 6 | 10–11 a.m. CDT

Recording available to MSCAPP admits upon request.

Please join MS in Computational Analysis and Public Policy (MSCAPP) co-directors Professor Anne Rogers and Professor Dan Black for a roundtable discussion of the MSCAPP program.

Note: This session is reserved for MSCAPP admits.

David Meltzer
David Meltzer

Health Policy with Dr. David Meltzer, Professor in the Department of Medicine

Tuesday, April 6  | noon–1 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Health Policy with Dr. David Meltzer, Professor in the Department of Medicine (57 min)

Admitted students are invited to join Dr. David Meltzer for a discussion on health policy. David O. Meltzer, PhD'92, MD'93, is Chief of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Director of the Center for Health and the Social Sciences, and Chair of the Committee on Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Chicago. Meltzer also is Professor in the Department of Medicine, and an affiliated faculty member at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics.

Michelle Hoereth
Michelle Hoereth

Diversity and Inclusion with Assistant Dean Michelle Hoereth

Tuesday, April 6 | 4–4:45 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Diversity and Inclusion with Assistant Dean Michelle Hoereth (44 min)

Please join the Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion Michelle Hoereth for a virtual conversation about Diversity and Inclusion at Harris as her work with Harris Student Organizations.

Alejandro Monroy Velez
Alejandro Monroy-Velez

Diversity Dinner Series 

Tuesday, April 6 | 6–7 p.m. CDT

This webinar was only available for a live audience.

Please join Assistant Director of Career Readiness  Alejandro Monroy-Velez for a virtual dinner conversation about Diversity and Inclusion at Harris followed by virtual breakout sessions with your future classmates.


Wednesday, April 7

International Alumni Panel

Wednesday, April 7 | 8–9 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: International Alumni Panel (57 min.)

Please join a panel of Harris alumni from across the globe to learn about their experiences in Chicago and beyond! We welcome moderator Cheistha Kochar, MAIDP’20,  Varun Ahluwalia, MPP'19, Dami Oyedele, MPP’17, and Victor Vazquez, MPP’20.

Fiona Burlig
Fiona Burlig

MACRM Faculty Session with Fiona Burlig

Wednesday, April 7  | 8–9 a.m. CDT

Unfortunately no recording is available for this session.

Admitted MACRM students are invited to join Professor Fiona Burlig to learn about her research and role as an MACRM faculty mentor.

Ariel Kalil
Ariel Kalil

Faculty Session with Professor Ariel Kalil

Wednesday, April 7 | 9:30–10:30 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Faculty Session with Professor Ariel Kalil (1 hour)

Please join Professor Ariel Kalil, Director of the Center for Human Potential and Public Policy (CHPPP) and co-Director of the Behavioral Insights and Parenting Lab, for a faculty session. Her current research examines the historical evolution of income-based gaps in parenting behavior and children’s cognitive and non-cognitive skills.

Jeremy Edwards
Jeremy Edwards

Career Development Office Overview

Wednesday, April 7 | 11 a.m.–noon CDT

Watch the webinar: Career Development Office Overview (1 hour 7 minutes)

Join Senior Associate Dean of Professional and Career Development Jeremy Edwards to learn more about the support services offered by the Career Development Office.

Latin America(n) Matters (LAM) Forum: The Digital Economy of Latin America

Wednesday, April 7 | 12:30 –1:30 p.m. CDT

You are invited to join Latin America(n) Matters (LAM) for their forum on The Digital Economy of Latin America. LAM is a Harris Student Organization focused on the promotion of discussion and understanding of public policy in Latin America.

COVID-19 has shown the need for accelerating development towards a digital economy in Latin America. The region faces the opportunity of using this crisis to advance in bridging the digital gap, for the benefit of education, business development, and finance, among other issues. At the same time, the debates on fake news and hate speech in social media present the challenge of developing a common framework for public and private sector collaboration. What steps can be taken towards that collaboration?

US Alumni Panel

Wednesday, April 7 | 6–7 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: US alumni panel (1 hr., 2 min.)

Please join a panel of Harris alumni from across the United States to learn about their experiences in Chicago and beyond! We welcome panelists Dominic Garcia, MPP'03, Claire O'Hanlon, MPP'13, and Misha Berrien, MPP'19, and moderator Michael Bradley, MPP/MBA'02.


Thursday, April 8

Policy Labs Overview

Thursday, April 8 | 8–9 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Policy Labs (59 min.)

Interested in learning more about Policy Labs? Please join Executive Director Carol Brown and Professor Paula Worthington for a Policy Lab Overview. We will be joined by Harris alumni who have completed a Policy Lab.

Moving to Chicago 101: Current Student Panel

Thursday, April 8 | 9–10 a.m. CDT

Watch the Webinar: Moving to Chicago 101 (55 mins)

Looking for advice about relocating to the Windy City? Join a panel of our current students to learn about apartment hunting, finding roommates, and more!

Nika Levando Birman
Nika Levando Birman

Office of Civic Engagement

Thursday, April 8 | noon–1 p.m. CDT

Watch the Webinar: Office of Civic Engagement (49 mins)

If you are interested in civic engagement on campus and in the local community, please join University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement Director of Program Strategy Nika Levando Birman as she presents the opportunities available to students to get involved.

Michael Kremer
Michael Kremer

Accelerating and Investing in the COVID Vaccine: A Conversation with Dean Baicker and Michael Kremer

Thursday, April 8 | 5:30–6:30 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Accelerating and Investing in the COVID Vaccine: A Conversation with Dean Baicker and Michael Kremer (1 hr., 8 min.)

Please join Dean Katherine Baicker and Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Kremer for a discussion on government and policy roles in vaccine research. 

Scott Ashworth
Scott Ashworth

MACRM Roundtable with Professor Scott Ashworth

Thursday, April 8 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: MACRM Roundtable with Scott Ashworth (48 mins)

Learn more about the MA in Public Policy with Certificate in Research Methods (MACRM) in this virtual roundtable with Professor and PhD program director Scott Ashworth.

Note: This session is reserved for MACRM admits.


Friday, April 9

Next Steps for International Students with the Office of International Affairs

Friday, April 9 | 8–9 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Next Steps for International Students with the Office of International Affairs (57 min.)

Please join Office of International Affairs advisor Mischa Kasperan for a session on next steps for international students. 

Chris Blattman
Chris Blattman

International Policy and Development Faculty Session: Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies Chris Blattman

Friday, April 9 | 9–10 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: IPD Faculty Series with Chris Blattman (58 mins)

Please join Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies Chris Blattman for a faculty session. In his day-to-day research, Blattman works with governments and civil society to design and test approaches to reduce violence and poverty.

Conversation with Academic Advising and Support Team

Friday, April 9 | 10–11 a.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Conversation with Academic Advising and Support Team (57 min.)

Please join Kate Shannon Biddle, Dean of Students, and Jen Lombardo, Assistant Dean of Students for Academic Services and Advising, for an introduction to the Academic Advising and Support Team and a Q&A.

Pearson Discussion with Anne C. Richard, MPP '84, and Sarah Petrin

Friday, April 9 | noon–1 p.m. CDT

Watch the webinar: Pearson Discussion with Anne C. Richard, MPP '84, and Sarah Petrin (1 hr.)

Join us for the April edition of the Pearson Discussion Series featuring Anne C. Richard, AM'84, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration in conversation with Sarah Petrin, a career humanitarian and author of forthcoming book Bring Rain: Helping Humanity in Crisis.