Lee Harris

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State Rep Talks Asian American Studies

State Representative Theresa Mah was elected in 2016 as Illinois’ first Asian-American legislator, and holds her doctorate in history from the University of Chicago (PhD ‘99).


January 23, 2017

U of C Crime Lab Report Says Surge in Violence Last Year "Remains a Puzzle"

Many typical candidates to explain spikes in gun violence, including weather, city spending on social services, and public school funding, remained stable in 2016.


January 19, 2017

At IOP Event, NYT Columnist Talks Political Parties, Russian Hacking, and the "Golden Rule"

On Russian hacking, Thomas Friedman said there are "no judges, no courts, no 1-800-please-stop-Putin-from-hacking-my-election."


January 15, 2017

After Taking Heat at Harvard Event, CNN President to Speak at IOP

Jeff Zucker was criticized at Harvard for his network's coverage of Trump.


January 12, 2017

Twenty-Two Law Professors Sign Letter Opposing Trump Attorney General Pick Jeff Sessions

The letter urges the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject his nomination for Attorney General.


January 10, 2017

University Community Commemorates MLK

On Monday evening, a leading advocate against injustice in the criminal justice system delivered the keynote address during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Rockefeller Chapel.


January 10, 2017

At IOP Event, Trump's Press Secretary Says It Is "Insulting" To Question His Boss's "Desire To Be Truthful"

One protester briefly interrupted the event; administrators had tried to preempt disruptions.


January 5, 2017

"The Circus" Comes to the IOP

The producer of Showtime's election documentary, "The Circus," discussed the importance of giving voters a behind the scenes look of the candidates.


November 28, 2016

Race and Capitalism Panel



Nov. 22, 2016

Professors Discuss the Intersection of Race and Capitalism

The discussion examined how capitalism has influenced race relations throughout history, policy, and art.


November 21, 2016