From HKS to Elected Office: Risks and Rewards & Challenges
Oct
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

From HKS to Elected Office: Risks and Rewards & Challenges

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“Ask Not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” 

The words of JFK that inspired a generation some 50 years ago continue to inspire Kennedy School graduates into the realm of public service through seeking and holding elected office. Join us for a panel discussion with current and former office holders of both political parties as they discuss the challenges, risks and rewards of holding elected office in today's political climate.

Learn about why they do it and how their HKS experience shaped their approach to public service and influenced their effectiveness as leaders.

Expected Moderator: HKS Professor David King: David C. King is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at The Harvard Kennedy School and Faculty Chair of the Masters in Public Administration program. 

Expected Panelist to Include:

  • Tom O'Neill III: Former Lt Governor of Mass and son of legendary Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill. Founder of O'Neill Associates.  

  • Jeffery Sanchez, D : Mass State Rep from Jamaica Plain and newly appointed chairmen of the House Ways and Means Committee 

  • Marjorie Decker, D Mass State Rep from Cambridge

  • Marilinda Gomez, R NH State Rep from and former 2012 candidate for US Congress

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The Art of Podcasting - With Matt Cadwallader
Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Art of Podcasting - With Matt Cadwallader

Join us at the Podcast Garage in Allston for a workshop on Podcasting.

In this 90-minute workshop, you'll learn the steps involved in putting together a Podcast and techniques to make the audio tell your story. You'll also hear from Matt Cadwallader, host of the Harvard Kennedy School PolicyCast, on interview techniques, podcast content, and the podcast's origin. 

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Volunteer with Community Action Partners
Sep
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Volunteer with Community Action Partners

We have the cause. You have the effect!

Community Action Partners (CAP) of HBSAB is an alliance of local HBS and Kennedy School alumni working with local nonprofits on pro-bono management consulting projects. To volunteer, complete the CAP Volunteer Application before the deadline of Friday, September 8th. We will close popular projects to new volunteers so sign up early to get your top choice.

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Summertime HKS Trivia Nights at Kinsale
Aug
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Summertime HKS Trivia Nights at Kinsale

Join the HKS Alumni Association to test your knowledge and have some fun with your fellow HKS grads at Summertime HKS Trivia Nights at Kinsale in Boston. HKS alumni Nate MacKinnon will host trivia and the teams will compete for boasting rights and a prize for the alumni team with the most correct answers.

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Evening Canoe on the Charles
Aug
10
5:30pm 5:30pm

Evening Canoe on the Charles

  • Paddle Boston - Charles River Canoe and Kayak (map)
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Join the HKS Alumni Association to explore the Charles River in Newton as the daylight draws to a close. Canoe or kayak under bridges and past shores you have never seen from the water and get to know this area in a whole new light. Bring food and picnic as you paddle. Watch for wildlife and enjoy the cool evening breezes across the water as you talk with other HKS alumni about infrastructure and environmental issues you are seeing in a whole new light as you paddle. 

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