Past Events: 2020

Join us for Session 3 of Webinar Series in Head & Neck Oncosurgery. 


Join us for Session 2 of Webinar Series in Head & Neck Oncosurgery.  


Virtually Walking Mumbai

4:00–5:30 pm
Virtual Tour

Oct.
31

Join the Alumni Club of India for a virtual tour of Mumbai!


Professors William Howell of University of Chicago and Terry M. Moe of Stanford University will discuss their new book, 'Presidents, Populism and the Crisis of Democracy' which focuses on what needs to happen in America if democracy is to be preserved.  


Two Menus: Poetry and Fiction

7:00–8:00 pm
Live on Facebook and YouTube

Oct.
23

Author and academic Rachel DeWoskin’s work draws heavily from the ideas of identity, culture and the self. Exploring the peripheries and transnational experiences of humans across linguistic and physical boundaries, DeWoskin' latest works include the novel Banshee and the poetry collection, Two Menus. In conversation with poet Ranjit Hoskote, she discusses her writing journey, exploring the landscapes of Poetics and essence of narratives.


Join the Alumni Club of India for a virtual discussion with Dr. Maanasa Raghavan on reconstructing the population history of South Asians using ancient DNA.


Chicago Dialogues: Episode 2 - The Near in Blood

8:00–9:00 pm
Live on Facebook and YouTube

Oct.
17

History is replete with the unfulfilled promise of princes cut down in their prime. The Mughal Empire is no exception. This episode traces the life and times of the crown prince, Dara Shukoh, his prodigious talent as a chronicler, poet, philosopher and connoisseur of the arts, his deeply syncretic ideas, the bitter rivalry with his brothers, leading to an open War of Succession – and his tragic end.


Undergraduate Information Sessions

6:30 pm
Online Webinars

Oct.
15

The University of Chicago is offering online information sessions on various dates/time in September for prospective students at both undergraduate and graduate level to learn about life 
at UChicago and go through the process of applying to college!


Professor John Mearsheimer, author of the landmark book, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics, will discuss how the rise of China will affect international politics, especially in Asia.


Join us for Session 1 of Webinar Series in Head & Neck Oncosurgery. 


Economy and Ecology

10:30–11:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Oct.
7

Join Professors Michael Greenstone and Dipesh Chakrabarty for an engaging, virtual discussion called Economy and Ecology. 


Professor Stephanopoulos will provide an overview of the 2020 election and how it will be carried out during the greatest health crisis in a generation. During this episode the audience will learn how the U.S. plans to execute the election and make democracy work in 2020.  


Want to learn more about Graduate Admissions at the University of Chicago? Join The Office of Graduate Admissions for an information session!


The Coase-Sandor Global Lecture Series

Through September 24, 2020
Online Webinars

Begins
Sep. 21

The Coase‑Sandor Institute for Law and Economics at the University of Chicago is hosting a series of advanced lectures in Law and Economics, featuring the cutting‑edge work of its faculty. The Fall 2020 Global Lectures Series will take place from September 10–24 and are open to all. 
 


Sep.
19

The inaugural episode of Chicago Dialogues sheds fresh light on some of the lesser known contours in the work and genius of the auteur, Satyajit Ray. For instance, the film-makers who left a deep impact on him, the subtle political undertones in his films, the eternal present-ness of the Calcutta Trilogy, the selective use of leitmotifs, and the uniqueness of his music.
 


The Climate of History

8:30 pm
Live Webinar

Sep.
18

The dual crisis of climate change and the pandemic nudge us to recalibrate the assumptions about the centrality of the human experience and fellow human hubris in the Age of the Anthropocene. Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty will flag urgent issues that confront the human species in a compelling conversation with Professor Navroz Dubash.


The Future of Higher Education

6:00 pm
Online webinar

Sep.
14

In this webinar, Dr. Bala Srinivasan, Senior Advisor to the President at the University of Chicago, will discuss the impact of the pandemic on international academic partnerships, collaborations with emphasis on US-India educational ties.


Sep.
10

To prepare the audience for “the most historic U.S. election in a generation”, Professor Howell will provide an overview of the US democratic system including what each political party stands for, how primaries work, the Electoral College versus the popular vote and its influence in deciding who becomes President of the United States. 


Sep.
10

Explore the role of the corporation in environmental sustainability, corporate governance, and diversity in the workplace at the global virtual conference "Corporate Social Responsibility Revisited" hosted by Chicago Booth campus in Hong Kong.  


U.S. Presidential Election

Through October 29, 2020
Zoom Webinars

Begins
Sep. 10

Yuen Lecture Series: U.S. Presidential Election


Begins
Sep. 7

The International Innovation Corps will host a week long training session for its new cohort of IIC and YLT (Young Leaders in Tech Policy) Fellows


A discussion of Xu Xu’s life and works in translation with reference to Professor Green’s new book “Bird Talk and Other Stories”.


Even at the best of times, employees crave support, direction and guidance from their managers, who often fall short as coaches that empower and enable. Today more than ever, we need leaders that coach, empower, and provide direction, meaning, and support when employees need it the most. How can you help your employees find their own path amidst so much uncertainty? How can you help them prioritise, and navigate these choppy waters?


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families


The Evolution of Pandemics

6:30–7:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Aug.
12

The webinar will focus on Professor Anup Malani's pertinent research during the Pandemic, his understanding of how the response to the pandemic has evolved, and how societies are responding to it, both in terms of public health and the overall economy.


As we head into the 2020 election, John Mark Hansen looks back to understand the election that gave us the Trump presidency and looks ahead to the elections that will determine its legacy. He will offer—and defend—several claims. First, the most surprising thing about the 2016 election was how utterly normal it was. Second, the 2016 election and the Trump presidency have accelerated rather than reversed existing trends in the American electorate. Finally, the trends in the electorate point to a future that is challenging for the Democrats—but trouble for the Republicans.


The webinar will have experts from the U.S., India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan to discuss a Roadmap towards Cleaner Air in South Asia


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families
 


Flourishing Under Fire

5:00–6:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Jul.
28

Live webinar on "Flourishing Under Fire"


College Admission: Virtual Information Session July 21
 


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.
 


Webinar on Data Science and Covid-19

6:30–7:30 pm
Online Zoom webinar

Jul.
8

Webinarexploring the challenges and opportunities presented by the use of data science in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.
 


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.


UChicago Alumni Cloud Happy Hour - Round 3

5:30–6:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

Jun.
24

UChicago Alumni Cloud Happy Hour - Round 3


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.
 


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.
 


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.
 


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.


Webinar on 'Why Study Public Policy'

7:00–8:00 pm
Online Webinar

May.
23

A policy webinar on "Why Study Public Policy held by The Harris School of Public Policy in collaboration with the Indian School of Public Policy


 


Expert Panel- Careers in Tech Policy

6:00 pm
Online Webinar

May.
22

The fascinating new field of Tech Policy is full of opportunities for young professionals to make an impact. The International Innovation Corps and Omidyar Network India brought together industry leaders in the field of Tech Policy for an online Panel Discussion on “Career Opportunities for Young Professionals in Tech Policy”.


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series will discuss 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.


Featured the ongoing work done in the current pandemic by medical faculty at the University of Chicago Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, medical experts addressed “COVID-19 and Health Disparities: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Populations”, a topic that is relevant to global audiences in this webinar. 


The UChicago Office of College Admissions offers virtual information sessions for students and families.


Young Leaders in Tech Policy Fellowship

All day
Through May 31, 2020

Begins
May. 8

The International Innovation Corps (IIC) in collaboration with Omidyar Network India (ONI) launched the Young Leaders in Tech Policy Fellowship.


Join us for our virtual Economic Outlook, and gain insights for what's to come.


The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago is a leading research center for the ancient Middle East. The museum houses some 350,000 artifacts—around 5,000 of which are on display—excavated mainly by OI archaeologists. Founded in 1919, at a time when the Middle East was called the Orient, the OI has pioneered innovative excavations and comprehensive dictionary projects that chronicle ancient civilizations.


COVID-19 has brought many consequences for young and old within their communities. The 100YLA series discussed 100 year lives in the context of a world facing a COVID-19 future.
 


The Executive MBA Program at Chicago Booth opens doors, connects leaders and changes the way you think and make a business decision. With its focus on general management, it will help you to position your company – and yourself – for success in any business environment.
 


An online discussion with Chicago Booth’s Raghuram Rajan, moderated by Hal Weitzman, about what we can expect from the economy in the era of the coronavirus.


Polsky Center Small Business Bootcamp

Through April 17, 2020
Zoom Webinar

Begins
Apr. 13

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the Polsky Center Small Business Bootcamp to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with resources during these changing times. 


Executive MBA Information Session Webinar

4:30–5:30 pm
Online Event

Apr.
8

The Executive MBA Program at Chicago Booth opens doors, connects leaders and changes the way you think and make a business decision. With its focus on general management, it will help you to position your company – and yourself – for success in any business environment.


The Surprising Power of Social Connection
How can we stay emotionally connected while social distancing? Social psychologist Nicholas Epley explores the science behind meaningful interactions.


Counselor Workshop Undergraduate Admissions

Through February 29, 2020
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Feb. 28

UChicago welcomed high school counselors and EducationUSA advisors to the UChicago Center in Delhi from February 28-29 2020, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Barnard College.


The Center hosted a reception for newly admitted Class of 2021 LLM students and LLM alumni. Director of Graduate Programs, Mr. Justin Swinsick, addressed the group via video conference while attendees had the chance to interact, learn more about the LLM program, life at the Law School and reconnect with the UChicago Law community.


In India especially, there is a widespread belief that social impact careers mean low pay, self-sacrifice, and diminished social status. But this does not take into account the dramatic evolution of the social sector in recent years. Today, there are myriad options – from social enterprises to impact investing and fellowship programs to highly effective and professionalized NGOs.  
 


Creative Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Bestseller

5:00–6:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi

Feb.
20

The Wharton Club of Delhi, UChicago Alumni Club of India and Yale Club of India hosted a talk on "Creative Entrepreneurship: How I Became a Bestseller" by a renowned author Mr Ashwin Sanghi.  


Navigating Doctor-Patient Relationships in India

Through February 16, 2020
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Feb. 15

This two-day symposium seeks to better understand and examine the trust deficit in the doctor-patient relationship in India. 


India is among the most rapidly urbanising countries in the world. Large scale migration from rural to urban areas is significantly transforming the urban landscape, cities are expanding, and new, planned cities are being developed by actors in both state and private sectors. Rapidly growing urban areas are both sites of opportunity and of challenge. They are engines of modernisation, economic growth, social innovation and cultural development and offer the potential to provide a higher quality of life for their residents. But they also face tremendous challenges in terms of infrastructure, affordable housing, social and cultural integration and promoting equity and inclusion in the context of increasing disparities in wealth and income.
 


Feb.
14

As part of a broader global process of urbanization, a number of cities around the world are engaged in bold urban restructuring efforts focused on eradicating slum areas and reshaping the urban landscape, in part in order to better compete as “global cities.” The city of Mumbai is in many ways emblematic of these efforts. Massive slum clearance and redevelopment efforts are underway in the service of expanding and upgrading the city’s infrastructure and opening space for corporate, commercial, and housing development. Foundational to this restructuring is the demolition of many of the city’s informal settlements and the resettlement of residents to newly built housing complexes. Although there has been a good deal of research about slum communities and the broad processes of urbanization and urban restructuring policy in Mumbai, there has been relatively less empirical research on the lived experiences of former slum dwellers post-resettlement or on the nature of the communities into which they have been moved. 


Limits of Archives: Mapping Urban Spaces in Modern South Asia

All day
Seminar Room 2, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

Jan.
31

Modern cities and urban spaces have set unique challenges to archivists and archival practices globally. Archivists, in response, have reimagined their institutional mandates, articulated new categories, reconfigured their own internal hierarchies, learned methodologically from quotidian urban practices such as flânerie to understand and map urban formations. Engagements with archives have led to the articulation of new categories and such categories have critically informed the way we look at cities and suburban spaces. Archives thus underpin both modes of surveillance and resistance, and the agenda of research and agitation. However, self-reflexive archivists are acutely aware of the limits of their explanatory powers and this sense of lack has often pushed them to redesign the very material infrastructure of archives, and legislate new institutional norms of use and access. Consequently, these redefinitions have led archivists to engage with newer technologies and the emergent legal regimes that seek to govern them. Here, the local context comes to critically define an otherwise global phenomenon, and the registers of identitarian differences such as race, caste, gender, and class inflect and play on these processes.


Jan.
29

Right-wing thought has a long and ancient tradition in India. In this book, Jaithirth Rao, University of Chicago Booth School of Business alum, and Founder, Mphasis, traces its history, explores its philosophical underpinnings and different manifestations, and defines it as conservatism – a philosophy that rejects radical, reactionary and utopian positions and argues for change that evolves gradually and peacefully, preserves features of the past that are constructive and worth cherishing, and believes in a minimalist state that protects individual liberties even as it promotes policies that work on the ground.


Climate Change and the Global Environment: Science and Interpretation

9:00 am–1:00 pm
La Martinere for Boys 11, Loudon street, Kolkata – 700017

Jan.
24

The University of Chicago Center in Delhi in collaboration with La Martinere for Boys, Ashoka University and TCG Crest hosted a half day symposium on the above topic. The idea was to introduce to a young audience in Kolkata the science of climate change, its social implications, and the way the science has generated conversations across different disciplines including areas in the humanities.


TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2020

Through January 26, 2020
Kolkata

Begins
Jan. 22

TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet provides a platform for a dialogue and intellectual exchange of views on contemporary issues. It brings together literary giants/authors from varied backgrounds for issue-based dialogues on a wide range of relevant topics. In 2020, UChicago Faculty Members Professors Bill Brown, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Rachel DeWoskin, Benjamin Morgan, Dan Raeburn, and Vu Tran, spoke at the TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at various sessions between January 22-26. 

TATA Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2020 was held in association with Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata.

 


India-US Relations Today: Prospects and Challenges

4:30–7:00 pm
Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhawan

Jan.
13

This panel discussion examined and assessed the current bilateral relationship between India and the United States. It also considered the impact of the US Presidential election in 2020 and weigh the prospects and challenges for the future.


International Innovation Corps Cohort Training

Through January 17, 2020
UChicago Center in Delhi

Begins
Jan. 9

International Innovation Corps (IIC), a program based at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, conducted its training program for the 2020-2021 cohort of fellows at the Center. The IIC fellows worked in teams on 12-month projects with the Indian Government and other key stakeholders tackling contemporary developmental challenges.