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On April 6, The University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy and The War Horse News will host a day-long convening where members of the public are invited to discuss the human impact of military service with legendary journalists, world-class scholars, and the senior government officials shaping the United States Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. Featured speakers include Jon Stewart, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Kathleen Hicks. 

Inspired by The War Horse’s award-winning journalism and a Harris Public Policy-authored white paper about how military “news deserts” threaten national security, The War Horse Symposium will explore the intersection of solutions journalism and public policy while promoting discourse and civic engagement about military and veterans issues across the United States.

Arriving At The Logan Center

The Reva and David Logan Center For The Arts is located on the University of Chicago campus at 915 East 60th Street (at Drexel Avenue). The Logan Center's north entrance is located on East 60th Street, and the south entrance can be accessed by a circular drive on South Drexel Avenue. Bike racks are located near the south entrance on East 60th Street.


  • Limited street parking is available around the Midway Plaisance and all-around campus.

  • The preferred visitors parking garage is located at Drexel Avenue and 61st Street. The garage opens at 9am on weekdays. The parking rate is $4 per hour.

  • The parking lot at the corner of Drexel Avenue and 60th Street is free on weekends and after 4pm on weekdays.

Public Transportation

  • The closest EL station is Cottage Grove, accessible by Green line trains.

  • The  closest bus stop is at 915 E. 60th Street, which is accessible by bus line 2.

Nearby Dining Options

Cafe Logan at the Logan Center for the Arts

915 E. 60th Street


BARDavid at the David Rubenstein Forum

1201 E. 60th Street


Truth Be Told at The Study Hotel

1227 E. 60th Street

Robust Coffee Lounge

6300 S. Woodlawn Avenue


Barnes & Noble Cafe at the University Bookstore

970 E. 58th Street


Cafe Central at the University Medical Center DCAM

5758 S. Maryland Avenue (2nd Floor)

**Food trucks are parked along Ellis Ave. between 57th and 59th St. every weekday starting around 11 AM. 

Find the Full Schedule for the Symposium {Click Here}
Read The White Paper That Inspired The Symposium

Engagement, Not Enragement

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Symposium Sponsors

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