Inspiring Public Service 2013

Archive: Public Service Week 2013

HKS Public Service Week 2013: April 15 -19

Make Impact on the Ground

Public service is central to the HKS mission. Public Service Week, an HKS tradition, provides the opportunity to focus our collective energy on the issues that inspire us. Public Service Week 2013 features an exciting lineup of events from hands-on projects in the community to lectures on scaling global development programs.

HKS Serves

The week culminates with HKS Serves on Friday, April 19th. Volunteer teams will travel to sites across surrounding cities and Harvard Square. Projects include assisting in U.S citizenship applications, harvesting produce for local shelters, and assembling donations for disadvantaged youth. Sign up today!

Events by Policy Area

Environment | Human Rights | International Development
Leadership | Networking | Social Entrepreneurship | Social Innovations

Events By Day

Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Social Media

Join us in sharing your impact on the ground by sending pictures, videos, and written reflections on Public Service Week 2013 events to Matthew_Cadwallader@harvard.edu, SPSC@hks.harvard.edu and the SPSC Facebook Page. Use #HKSServes on Facebook, Twitter, and Foursquare!

Public Service Week is cosponsored by the Dean’s Office and the Student Public Service Collaborative (SPSC). Thanks to all the HKS research centers and departments for their involvement.

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Programs by Policy Area

Environment

Marshall Ganz: Making an Impact on the Ground
Wednesday, April, 17, 3:30-4:30pm
LOCATION: Malkin Penthouse, Littauer
Professor Marshall Ganz will lead the group in a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of students, staff, and faculty, as well as the school, in making an environmental impact at HKS.
SPONSOR: HKS Sustainability Initiative/Green Team and Student Public Service Collaborative

Human Rights

Human Rights as Public Service
Tuesday, April, 16, 12:00-1:30pm
LOCATION: Carr Center Conference Room, Rubenstein
A public health physician, an educator, the cofounder of a human rights NGO, a former prosecutor at an International Tribunal, and the former Minister of Presidental Affairs in Southern Sudan discuss their careers. Led by Charlie Clements, Felisa Tibbitts, Rupert Elderkin, and Luka Kuol.
SPONSOR: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

International Development

Evidence Action: Bridging the Gap Between RCTs and Scale
Friday, April 19, 11:45am-1:00pm
LOCATION: Perkins Room, Rubenstein 4th Floor
Led by Christina Riechers MPA/ID 2012, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Evidence Action/Dispensers for Safe Water RCTS and Impact Evaluations have received recent critisms in their efforts to implement and scale up policy interventions intended to alleviate poverty. Based on her recent experience with Innovations for Poverty Action, Riechers has been instrumental in addressing the gaps between policy and implementation.
SPONSOR: Center on International Development

Leadership

HKS Serves: Make Impact on the Ground
Friday, April 19, 9:00am–4:00pm
LOCATION: Multiple sites on & off-Campus
HKS volunteer teams will travel to sites across the surrounding cities and Harvard Square. Projects include assisting in U.S citizenship applications, harvesting produce for local shelters, and assembling donations for disadvantaged youth. Sign up here!
SPONSOR: Student Public Service Collaborative

Networking

Diverse Careers in Public Service
Thursday, April 18, 6:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Allison Dining Room, Taubman 5th Floor
Meet with HKS fellows and alumni represented in a diversity of public service fields. Hors d'oeurves and wine and beer will be served.
SPONSOR: Office of Career Advancement and Student Public Service Collaborative

Social Entrepreneurship

What's Your Action Tank Strategy? Bridging Policy and Direct Service
Tuesday, April, 16, 12:00-1:30pm
LOCATION: Taubman 275
Led by Alan Khazei, Adjunct Lecturer at HKS and Co-Founder of City Year.
SPONSOR: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, & Public Policy

Social Innovations

From Ideas to Action: A Conversation with Theresa Ellis, Founder of Common Impact    
11:45-1:00pm
LOCATION: Darman Conference Room, Center for Public Leadership
Theresa Ellis, Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner, will lead in an interactive conversation with social innovators to talk about how to take a vision for social justice and translate it into concrete action. Additional participants will be announced over the coming weeks.
SPONSOR: Center for Public Leadership

Inspiring Public Service

Programs by Day

Tuesday, April 16

From Ideas to Action: A Conversation with Theresa Ellis, Founder of Common Impact    
11:45-1:00pm
LOCATION: Darman Conference Room, Center for Public Leadership
Theresa Ellis, Gleitsman Visiting Practitioner, will lead in an interactive conversation with social innovators to talk about how to take a vision for social justice and translate it into concrete action. Additional participants will be announced over the coming weeks.
SPONSOR: Center for Public Leadership

Human Rights as Public Service
12:00-1:30pm
LOCATION: Carr Center Conference Room, Rubenstein
A public health physician, an educator, the cofounder of a human rights NGO, a former prosecutor at an International Tribunal, and the former Minister of Presidental Affairs in Southern Sudan discuss their careers. Led by Charlie Clements, Felisa Tibbitts, Rupert Elderkin, and Luka Kuol.
SPONSOR: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

What's Your Action Tank Strategy? Bridging Policy and Direct Service
Tuesday, April, 16, 12:00-1:30pm
LOCATION: Taubman 275
Led by Alan Khazei, Adjunct Lecturer at HKS and Co-Founder of City Year.
SPONSOR: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, & Public Policy

Wednesday, April 17

Marshall Ganz: Making an Impact on the Ground
Wednesday, April, 17, 3:30-4:30pm
LOCATION: Malkin Penthouse, Littauer
Professor Marshall Ganz will lead the group in a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of students, staff, and faculty, as well as the school, in making an environmental impact at HKS.
SPONSOR: HKS Sustainability Initiative/Green Team and Student Public Service Collaborative

Thursday, April 18

Diverse Careers in Public Service
Thursday, April 18, 6:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: Allison Dining Room, Taubman 5th Floor
Meet with HKS fellows and alumni represented in a diversity of public service fields. Hors d'oeurves and wine and beer will be served.
SPONSOR: Office of Career Advancement and the Student Public Service Collaborative

Friday, April 19

HKS Serves: Make Impact on the Ground
Friday, April 19, 9:00am–4:00pm
LOCATION: Multiple sites on & off-campus
HKS volunteer teams will travel to sites across the surrounding cities and Harvard Square. Projects include assisting in U.S citizenship applications, harvesting produce for local shelters, and assembling donations for disadvantaged youth. Sign up here!
SPONSOR: Student Public Service Collaborative

Evidence Action: Bridging the Gap Between RCTs and Scale
Friday, April 19, 11:45am-1:00pm
LOCATION: Perkins Room, Rubenstein 4th Floor
Led by Christina Riechers MPA/ID 2012, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Evidence Action/Dispensers for Safe Water RCTS and Impact Evaluations have received recent critisms in their efforts to implement and scale up policy interventions intended to alleviate poverty. Based on her recent experience with Innovations for Poverty Action, Riechers has been instrumental in addressing the gaps between policy and implementation.
SPONSOR: Center on International Development

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