Hear from faculty and staff about degree programs, centers, and academics at Harris.


Faculty Sessions

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

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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.

James Meltzer
James Meltzer

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

Tuesday, April 6  | noon–1 p.m. CDT

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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.

Fiona Burlig
Fiona Burlig

MACRM Faculty Session with Assistant Professor Fiona Burlig

Wednesday, April 7  | 8–9 a.m. CDT

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

Note: This session is reserved for MACRM admits.

Ariel Kalil
Ariel Kalil

Faculty Session with Professor Ariel Kalil

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

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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.

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

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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.

Degree Program Sessions

MSCAPP Roundtable with Professor Anne Rogers and Professor Dan Black

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Anne Rogers

Tuesday, April 6 | 10–11 a.m. CST

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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 only available for admitted MSCAPP students.

MACRM Roundtable with Professor Scott Ashworth

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Scott Ashworth

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

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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.

Please note, this session is only available for admitted MACRM students.

Academic Events

Policy Labs Overview

Thursday, April 8 | 8–9 a.m. CDT

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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 the Harris alumni who have completed a Policy Lab below:

  • Jubing Ge (MPP’20), Associate of Urban Transformation, Rocky Mountain Institute, completed the Local Economic Development Policy Lab in Winter 2020 Policy Lab
  • Elliot Karl (MPP’20), Government Innovation Fellow, Government Performance Lab, Harvard Kennedy School, completed the Nonprofit & Philanthropic Sector Policy Lab in Spring 2020

 

Headshots of Carol Brown and Professor Paula Worthington
Carol Brown and Professor Paula Worthington

Center Sessions

Nika Levando Birman
Nika Levando Birman

Office of Civic Engagement

Thursday, April 8 | noon–1 p.m. CDT

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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 Design and Integration Nika Levando Birman as she presents the opportunities available to students to get involved.

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

Friday, April 9 | noon–1 p.m. CDT

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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.