Founded in 1988, Chicago Harris is a relatively young public policy school yet is ranked as one of the top schools of its kind in the country. Harris public policy leaders are rigorous in their approach to data gathering and interpretation. And, they combine analytic skills with the ability to communicate persuasively, influencing decision-makers to make a positive impact on society.
The Chicago Humanities Festival originated the idea of an annual gathering of the curious to engage with leading thinkers to reflect on and explore a single theme regarding the state of our world. This approach is now a model for nation-wide festivals promoting the humanities dialogue and engagement. The organization now presents more than 140 programs throughout the year to an audience of 40,000+.
Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago is a prestigious policy research center “focused on a mission of improving the well-being of children and youth, families, and their communities.” They are a leader in knowledge creation, generating new ideas and providing insights that are actionable by fellow researchers, policymakers, and social workers.