Creating Social Change Through Public-Private Partnerships

Tue., November 02, 2021 | 9:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Keller Center
1307 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: UChicago Urban Labs

The University of Chicago Urban Labs and Harris School of Public Policy are pleased to invite you to an event exploring how a new, more action-oriented social science can help solve social problems by partnering with government agencies, NGOs and private-sector firms. This conference will discuss the opportunities and challenges of this approach through conversations with policymakers, practitioners and their ‘policy lab’ partners at leading universities across the country such as Harvard, MIT, University of Pennsylvania, University of Michigan, Northwestern, Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, and University of Notre Dame.

The conference will be a hybrid event, taking place in person at the University of Chicago and streaming virtually.


Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (Invited)
Paul Alivisatos, President, University of Chicago
Valerie Jarrett, CEO and Member of the Board, Barack Obama Foundation
Date & Time:
November 1, 1:00pm – 5:30pm CT
November 2, 9:00am – 1:00pm CT

Conference Agenda

Speaker Bios