Working Public Event

An afternoon convening to explore careers in Government and the Non-Profit sector in our nation’s capital

Wednesday March 23, 2016
2:30 – 5:30 pm
Reception to follow

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005

 $10 for alumni; no charge for students. Click here to register

SSA will be hosting a convening to provide students and alumni insights into a career path in public service. 

  • Learn about work in various sectors of governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • Explore paths to such careers
  • Engage with alumni working in the fields, and
  • Network with colleagues from the University of Chicago

Keynote Speaker: David Brooks, AB '83,  New York Times Columnist

David Brooks

David Brooks is one of the country's leading writers and commentators. He is a columnist for the New York Times and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise and The Social Animal. His most recent book, The Road to Character was published in April 2015.

Featured panel discussions: "Global Social Welfare and Policy" and "Health and Mental Health Policy and Delivery."

This event is co-sponsored by University of Chicago's Institute of Politics and the Alliance for the Civil Society alumni affinity group.

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Registration                      2:00 - 2:30 pm

Keynote                           2:45 - 3:30 pm

Panels                             3:45 - 4:30 pm
(Select one) 
Panel I                             Global Social Welfare and Policy
Panel II                            Health and Mental Health Policy and Delivery
Panel III                           Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Social Policy Work

Hosted Tables                   4:45 - 5:30 pm
(Select one breakout table to discuss careers and trajectories with an alumni in the field)
Consulting – Healthcare
Direct Service – Housing
Non-Profit Leadership - Mental Health Association of Frederick County
Think Tanks – Center for the Study of Social Policy
US Government - Consumer Protection
US Government - Education
US Government - Homeland Security
Social Policy and Racial Equity

Reception                         5:30 - 6:30 pm