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For students attending the Clinton Global Initiative University, there was a simple question for Chelsea Clinton: What advice would you give your college-aged self? “I wish I had more time for the awe and wonder,” said the vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaking at an Oct. 20 event at the University of Chicago. “And I think I would have, if I had asked for help more quickly.” Sitting next to her parents, President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, during the...
Sometime in the spring of 1936, a thief walked up the stairs of a royal building in the heart of the ancient city of Persepolis and pried off a chunk of a 2,500-year-old parapet. It was a carved stone relief of an imperial soldier carrying a spear and shield, the limestone curls of his beard and hair beautifully rendered. For thousands of years he had been guarding his staircase in Persepolis, a magnificent center of the Persian Empire built around 520 B.C. After Alexander the Great pillaged the...
The University of Chicago will host its fourth annual U.S.-China Forum on Nov. 1-2, during which academic and policy leaders from the United States and China will gather for a series of discussions and debate. Organized by the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics in collaboration with UChicago Global and supported by the China-U.S. Exchange Foundation, the forum will explore topics including China’s global economic strategy, risks associated with its financial stability, and trade dynamics...
A groundbreaking study by University of Chicago scholars could have a profound impact on the lives and futures of children in poverty-stricken communities of rural China. Prof. James Heckman, a pioneering economist and Nobel laureate, led an innovative early childhood trial that evaluated the long-term impact of providing nutritional support and psychosocial stimulation to at-risk children in China—tens of millions of whom are left alone in their rural communities when their parents travel to...