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Why Policy?

Do you have a passion to do good? Where others see problems, do you see possibilities? When answers look easy, do you look harder? Addressing today's global, interconnected challenged-and reaping the opportunities-takes more than good intentions. It takes serious people like you, willing to face the facts, to understand the data of how things are in order to make them better.


Harris Public Policy and Arts + Public Life announce the creation of Place Lab

Place Lab is a catalyst for mindful urban transformation and creative redevelopment. Led by renowned artist and University of Chicago faculty member Theaster Gates, this joint enterprise merges Chicago Harris’ Cultural Policy Center’s commitment to cultural policy and evidence-based analysis with Place Lab’s work at Arts + Public Life on arts- and culture-led neighborhood transformation.

Pearson Institute

DAt a time of heignthened global violence, as war and political persecution drive the largest displacement of refugees and migrants since World War II, the University of Chicago has received a $100 million gift to establish the first research institute and annual global forum of the kind devoted solely to the study and resolution of global conflicts.


Paulson Institute Contemporary China Series:  Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber spoke about the future of China's economy at the Paulson Institute's Contemporary China Speaker Series, May 16th, 2016.