HKS Serves at the 122nd Boston Marathon
Apr
14
8:30 AM08:30

HKS Serves at the 122nd Boston Marathon

Sign up deadline for volunteers is Feb. 6

For the sixth year in a row, the Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and current students are organizing an HKS Boston Marathon volunteer support team. The Boston Marathon is one of the most famous athletic events in the world and draws runners from dozens of countries and all 50 states.

Take advantage of the fact you are in Boston and participate in this world-renowned event! Due to class schedules, the HKS team volunteers for four hours on the Sunday (April 14) before the marathon at either the runners’ expo or the pasta dinner.

E-mail Christina Marin at christina.l.marin@gmail.com before Feb. 6 for sign up instructions.

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Speak with Impact: Meet Allison Shapira (MC/MPA 2010) founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Speak with Impact: Meet Allison Shapira (MC/MPA 2010) founder and CEO of Global Public Speaking

Join us at the Harvard Coop to celebrate the release of Speak with Impact: How to Command the Room and Influence Others, written by HKS alumna and Global Public Speaking Founder/CEO Allison Shapira and published by HarperCollins Leadership.

The evening will include a discussion by the author, a book signing, and informal networking after the event. Books will be available for purchase at the event. More…

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Access to Healthcare: What Lies Ahead?
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Access to Healthcare: What Lies Ahead?

Despite the expansion of health insurance coverage with the Affordable Care Act, almost 20 percent of people living in the United States are still unable to afford or access healthcare. How do we improve access to healthcare in a healthcare system where patients are coping with the advantages and challenges posed by rapid technological changes in healthcare, evolving healthcare insurance markets, and increasing healthcare costs? Join us as our panel comprised of top experts and thought leaders in this area will discuss initiatives to improve access to healthcare, including new technologies that improve patients’ and healthcare providers’ access to technology-enabled health & wellness applications, innovative primary care group models, upcoming trends in healthcare policies, and discussion of costs of care.  More…

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Back to the HKS Classroom: Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and What Leaders Need To Know About Them 
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Back to the HKS Classroom: Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) and What Leaders Need To Know About Them 

Self-driving cars, trucks, and other autonomous vehicles are already fundamentally disrupting how policymakers think about urban planning, budgets, public transportation, and mobility in general. Staying ahead of these rapidly emerging technologies and preparing the next generation of leaders to think through their ramifications has kept Harvard Kennedy School thought leaders in the fast-lane.  More…

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HKS on Beacon Hill: Meet-up for Beacon Hill Staffers
Jan
23
5:00 PM17:00

HKS on Beacon Hill: Meet-up for Beacon Hill Staffers

HKS on Beacon Hill are Kennedy School alums working in or around the Massachusetts State House - this includes staff on Beacon Hill, agency staff from the Executive Branch, and staff from non-profits or lobbying firms active at the State House. We meet a few times a year to network, share ideas, and revisit our days in Cambridge. More…

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Alumni Dinner Discussion: Greece Theme!
Dec
4
6:45 PM18:45

Alumni Dinner Discussion: Greece Theme!

HKSNEAA arranges dinners themed around specific topics. You will dine with a small group of HKS alumni, and you will have some suggested conversations starters. But since you are an HKS grad, we doubt you’ll need much guidance once you break the ice with one another. Network, learn, think, and have fun! Join us at the Salonika Restaurant in Harvard Square for a Greek-themed conversation! More…

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Classroom Session: The Fragile State of the World: Why Our Era of Globalization is in Trouble and How to Save It
Dec
3
6:00 PM18:00

Classroom Session: The Fragile State of the World: Why Our Era of Globalization is in Trouble and How to Save It

  • Harvard Business School, Aldrich Hall 210 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Out of all the classroom sessions for the HBS reunion, this lecture got the most accolades. It’s a not-to-be-missed opportunity to understand the political shifts we’ve seen over the last four years. We are honored to be joined by HBS Professor Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management, who will discuss globalization in the modern era. More…

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Leadership Breakfast: Engaging multiple constituencies with opposite interests: lessons in adaptive leadership
Nov
27
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Breakfast: Engaging multiple constituencies with opposite interests: lessons in adaptive leadership

Tom Powers (HKS, MC-MPA) will discuss leadership challenges in a case study about engaging multiple constituencies in creating new state environmental rules in an election year. Tom and Abby Yanow will highlight elements of the adaptive leadership framework in the case study. More…

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Leadership Survival Skills Workshop XXXII: Seeding the Field for Optimism Amidst Chaos... Finding New Ways to Navigate Through Crisis
Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

Leadership Survival Skills Workshop XXXII: Seeding the Field for Optimism Amidst Chaos... Finding New Ways to Navigate Through Crisis

  • Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Building; Hauser Conference Room; Lobby B-L-4 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are living in truly transformative times: they are ever-changing, shifting, and challenging. We are torn apart and then told to evolve.

These times have seen a resurfacing of old wounds and painful divisions. These reemerging afflictions can no longer be pushed into the shadows, kept secret, or denied. The emotional bruises almost shout from the rooftops to be seen, acknowledged, and healed. More…

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Alumni Dinner Discussion: Reflections on the November 6 midterm elections
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Alumni Dinner Discussion: Reflections on the November 6 midterm elections

HKSNEAA arranges dinners themed around specific topics. You will dine with a small group of HKS alumni, and you will have some suggested conversations starters. But since you are an HKS grad, we doubt you’ll need much guidance once you break the ice with one another. Network, learn, think, and have fun! Join us at the Maharaja Restaurant in Harvard Square as we discuss the outcome of the November 6 midterm elections. More…

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Alumni Dinner Discussion: Innovation vs. Maintenance in the Boston Nonprofit Sector
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Alumni Dinner Discussion: Innovation vs. Maintenance in the Boston Nonprofit Sector

HKSNEAA arranges dinners themed around specific topics. You will dine with a small group of HKS alumni, and you will have some suggested conversations starters. But since you are an HKS grad, we doubt you’ll need much guidance once you break the ice with one another. Network, learn, think, and have fun! Next up… Alumni Dinner Discussion: Innovation v. Maintenance; In Boston’s nonprofit sector do we over fund innovation the risk of maintenance or the opposite? More…

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Leadership Breakfast: Discussion about leadership challenges with Mayor Yvonne Spicer
Sep
25
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Breakfast: Discussion about leadership challenges with Mayor Yvonne Spicer

Mayor Yvonne Spicer is the first Mayor of the City of Framingham. A 32-year Framingham, Massachusetts resident, and long-time educator, Mayor Spicer was previously the Vice President for Advocacy and Educational Partnerships at Boston’s Museum of Science. While there, Mayor Spicer was known for building partnerships in STEM education with policymakers, school districts, municipalities, business and other non-profit organizations. Prior to that, she was an administrator in both the Framingham and Newton public schools, after beginning her career as a teacher in Framingham. More...
 
Please RSVP to madelinesnowtypadis@gmail.com

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Volunteer with Community Action Partners
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Volunteer with Community Action Partners

  • Community Action Partners of HBSAB (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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 7th. Sign up early as we will close popular projects to new volunteers once they fill up.

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LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop XXXII:  The Leader Within
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop XXXII: The Leader Within

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Wexner Building, Room 332 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business. Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity can be critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association has developed a program focused on developing skills and strategies to use when addressing leadership challenges. This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School. More...

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LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop Workshop XXXI:  Work Meaningfulness
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop Workshop XXXI: Work Meaningfulness

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Taubman Building, Room 275 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business. Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity can be critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association has developed a program focused on developing skills and strategies to use when addressing leadership challenges. This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School. More...

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Reception for New Graduates & Campus Open House
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Reception for New Graduates & Campus Open House

  • Harvard Kennedy School: R-414 (David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and the HKS Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development invite you to see the new HKS campus and welcome the class of 2018 as the newest members of the HKS New England alumni community! Dean Elmendorf will offer welcoming remarks before you mingle and explore the new space during a cocktail reception.   Register

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HKSNEAA Reception: The U.S.' Changing Role in the World
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

HKSNEAA Reception: The U.S.' Changing Role in the World

The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of Boston are pleased to invite you to the HKSNEAA's Annual Dinner with keynote speaker Nicholas Burns, who has served as the Department of State's Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), U.S. Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001) and State Department Spokesman (1995-1997). Burns is currently the Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Professor Burns will discuss the changing nature of American power, expectations of the future global balance of power, changing cooperation and competition among the world's powerful nations, and ideas on how countries can collaborate to address major challenges. These challenges include the avoidance of conflict in the South China Sea, limiting nuclear proliferation, enhancing cooperation on energy and climate issues, addressing war in the Middle East, and building more effective economic cooperation. Register by May 26th at noon.

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LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop Workshop XXX:  When a Husband Brings His Wife Flowers for No Reason
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop Workshop XXX: When a Husband Brings His Wife Flowers for No Reason

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Taubman Building, Room 301 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Harvard Kennedy School has long stressed the importance of leadership in organizations, government, and business. Regardless of the leadership framework, theory, or practice one might embrace, continuing to explore leadership styles and capacity can be critical in becoming effective and balanced in our approach to those with whom we interact. The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association has developed a program focused on developing skills and strategies to use when addressing leadership challenges. This program, Leadership Survival Skills, is offered to all interested alumni and friends of the Harvard Kennedy School. More...

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