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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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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Education Reform: The Public Policy and Politics of Closing Achievement Gaps
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Education Reform: The Public Policy and Politics of Closing Achievement Gaps

Education reform initiatives in Massachusetts have garnered much public attention in recent years, especially those that seek to close racial achievement gaps. This event seeks to discuss the political and public policy challenges and successes surrounding two highly visible case studies: The Lawrence Public Schools Turnaround Plan and the Lexington Public Schools’ METCO Program. We’ll be joined by political leaders, academic experts, and practitioners who were directly involved in each. This event is sponsored by First Republic.  More...

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Leadership Breakfast:  Leadership through “Project-Based Policy Development”
Apr
24
8:00 AM08:00

Leadership Breakfast:  Leadership through “Project-Based Policy Development”

Please join us for a discussion with Bradford Swing, Director of Energy Policy for the City of Boston and Kennedy School alumnus (MC-MPA’94), who will use the Heifetz framework for understanding leadership.  He will discuss how a thematic sequence of public events related to the City of Boston’s first green building provided an example of project-based policy development.  The story behind the sequence and strategy—the complexity of green building policy and the complementary roles of Mayor and staff—illuminate Heifetz’s leadership framework, particularly two key theoretical distinctions, between leadership and authority, and between technical and adaptive problems.   The pilot project identified the adaptive nature of green building policy change, provided a framework for education and partnership, and created a process to keep politically viable progress on track.  More...

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Pollak Lecture Series with David Halpern
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Pollak Lecture Series with David Halpern

Halpern is the Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team and Board Director. He has led the team since its inception in 2010. Prior to that, David was the founding Director of the Institute for Government and between 2001 and 2007 was the Chief Analyst at the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit. Before entering government, David held tenure at Cambridge and posts at Oxford and Harvard. He has written several books and papers on areas relating to behavioral insights and wellbeing.  More...

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Why the party system has to go and what should replace it? A Discussion with David Berlin and Archon Fung
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Why the party system has to go and what should replace it? A Discussion with David Berlin and Archon Fung

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Wexner Building, Room 332 (map)
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The Party system, Washington wrote in 1797, "opens the door to foreign influence and corruption, which find a facilitated access to the government itself through the channels of political parties Thus the policy and the will of one country are subjected to the policy and will of another".   Washington's remarks seem strangely compelling and prescient given Mueller's current Investigation into Trump's alleged ties with Russia.  One might have expected that the press and the pundits recall Washington's warning.  But they haven't. Perhaps because pundits worry that undermining the party system may undermine the Republic as a whole.  But perhaps there is a good alternative to the (two) party system. David Berlin will discuss an alternative system. More...

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Gordon Lecture with Raghuram Rajan
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

Gordon Lecture with Raghuram Rajan

Rajan is the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth. He was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2013 and 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, Dr. Rajan was the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it.  More...

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Wiener Lecture with Kevin Hassett
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

Wiener Lecture with Kevin Hassett

Hassett is an American economist and the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. He is known for his work on tax policy and for coauthoring the book Dow 36,000. Prior to becoming Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Hassett was the State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture and Director of Research for Domestic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. He was John McCain's chief economic adviser in the 2000 presidential primaries and an economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and McCain in the presidential election of 2008.  More...

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Pollak Lecture Series with Richard Locke: Labor Problem: Can we Create Just Supply Chains in the Global Economy?
Apr
4
6:30 PM18:30

Pollak Lecture Series with Richard Locke: Labor Problem: Can we Create Just Supply Chains in the Global Economy?

Locke is Provost of Brown University. He is an internationally respected scholar and authority on international labor rights, comparative political economy, employment relations, and corporate responsibility. Working with leading firms like Nike, Coca Cola, Apple, and HP, Locke and his students have demonstrated how corporate profitability and sustainable business practices can be reconciled.  More...

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LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop XXIX Intuitive Directions: An innovative approach to gaining clarity when you're stuck
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

LEADERSHIP SURVIVAL SKILLS Workshop XXIX Intuitive Directions: An innovative approach to gaining clarity when you're stuck

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Littauer Building, Room 382 (Kahn) (map)
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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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Careers in Public Service – Alumni/Student Networking Night
Feb
26
6:00 PM18:00

Careers in Public Service – Alumni/Student Networking Night

  • Harvard Kennedy School: Malkin Penthouse (map)
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Join fellow students and HKS alumni for an evening of networking to launch Public Service Week at HKS. This is a great opportunity to learn what HKS alumni are doing and gain perspective on the diverse careers you can pursue in public service. Food and drink will be provided. Business casual dress suggested. RSVP  is required. Sponsored by the Student Public Service Collaborative.  More...

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