Videos

The Dean's Craft of Teaching Seminar, Winter 2013, with Jonathan Z. Smith

Led by Jonathan Z. Smith, the Robert O. Anderson Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities and Associate Faculty in the University of Chicago Divinity School, and author of the forthcoming collection of essays “On Teaching Religion: Essays by...

Media Relations in the Digital Age

From the explosion of Facebook and Twitter to round-the-clock cable news coverage, the 2012 presidential election took place in a media landscape like no other. So how did the Obama and Romney campaigns respond to these new trends and channels? Media s...

Ads, Messaging, and Media Buying in 2012

Leading media consultants from the 2012 presidential campaigns talk about the ads and messaging they created to move voters and define candidates and opponents in the race.

High-Tech & Highly Targeted: Inside the Obama Campaign’s Digital War Room (Part 2)

Our guests take a look at the role technology is playing in the execution of the modern-day political campaign and its impact on the 2012 elections, from microtargeting and fundraising to social media and rapid response.

High-Tech & Highly Targeted: Inside the Obama Campaign’s Digital War Room (Part 1)

Our guests take a look at the role technology is playing in the execution of the modern-day political campaign and its impact on the 2012 elections, from microtargeting and fundraising to social media and rapid response.

Pizza and Conversation with James Heckman

James J. Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, is known for both his theoretical work and empirical research. In this Friedman Forum, he discusses an economist’s tools and approach, and shows how they can be applied...

Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow," delivers the 2013 George E. Kent Lecture

Michelle Alexander, highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, Associate Professor of Law at Ohio State University, and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, delivers the 30th Annual George E. Kent Lecture, ...

Experience 53rd St. Hyde Park

Redevelopment efforts are transforming 53rd Street in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood into a retail and entertainment destination—with the recent openings of new restaurants, shops, and the Harper Theater, and more new amenities planned for 2013.

A Conversation with Newt Gingrich

Former Republican presidential candidate and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich sits down with David Axelrod for a wide-ranging conversation about his career, his views and the future of politics in America.

The Hunt for Earth-like Planets

UChicago Assistant Professor Daniel Fabrycky explains how his work with the Kepler space telescope is helping to find far-off planets like our own.