$5 Million Gift To FurtheR POSITION EPIC
Thanks to the generous gift of the University of Chicago Trustee Donald R. Wilson, Jr. AB'88 and chief eexecutive officer of principal trading firm DRW, the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) will receive $5 million over the next five years to advance its interdisciplinary research, strategic outreach, and education and training efforts.
Michael Greenstone To Lead Becker Friedman Institute
Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor, Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC), Director of the Energy & Environment Lab at Urban Labs, and a leading economist has been appointed director of the Becker Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.
Q&A with current student Marie-NOELLe STEINIG
Second-year MPP student Marie-Noelle Steinig spent the summer in Namibia working at UNICEF, a humanitarian and development agency focused on children's rights. Steinig recently sat down with Harris Public Policy to discuss her experience, including the importance of fieldwork and working in a team.
THE FUTURE OF HARRIS IS HERE
On September 30th, Harris Public Policy began a new chapter. Thanks to the generosity of Dennis and Connie Keller and the family of King Harris, who together donated $32.5 million to support the school in 2014, renovations have officially begun on the Keller Center, Harris's future home.
Harris and Lebanese American University to Create Exchange Program
On October 20, Harris Public Policy and the Lebanese American University in Beirut announced a partnership to establish a comprehensive exchange program for students, further broadening Harris' engagement in the Middle East.
$100 MILLION DOLLAR GIFT CREATES INSTITUTE TO CONFRONT GLOBAL CONFLICTS
The landmark gift from The Thomas L. Pearson and The Pearson Family Members Foundation is equal in size to the second-largest gift in the University's history. The University of Chicago received the gift to establish the first research institute and annual global forum of their kind devoted solely to the study and resolution of global conflicts.
THEASTER GATES TO LEAD CULTURAL POLICY PARTNERSHIP
Renowned artist and faculty member Theaster Gates will lead a new partnership between the University of Chicago's Arts + Public Life Initiative and Harris Public Policy. The partnership will bring together artists, policymakers, faculty and students to design and implement new approaches to urban development.
HARRIS AND OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS PARTNER TO OFFER GLOBAL INTERNSHIPS
Harris Public Policy is the second American institution to be invited to participate in the OSF Summer Internship for Rights and Governance. The 8 to 12-week internships begin with 2 weeks of seminars at Central European University followed by placement in an OSF-funded organization.