Archive: Public Service Week (Spring 2010)

Public Service Week at HKS: April 5-9, 2010

Harvard Kennedy School faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend and participate in numerous activities during the HKS Spring Public Service Week. We urge you to be part of this series of discussions, workshops, and community outreach programs, all focused on inspiring public service.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Monday, 5 April

Kick Off Coffee with Dean Ellwood Celebrating Public Service
9-10 am, Malkin Penthouse, light breakfast served
Featuring: Dean Ellwood and HKS community members
Sponsor: Dean’s Office

Answering the Call: Student Perspectives and Ongoing Public Service Projects (video highlights on the Forum big screen)
Ongoing all week in the Forum
Featuring: SPSC and HKS students
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

Covering Health Care Reform in the New Media Age: What Has Changed and What Can We Learn?
6 pm, Wiener Auditorium
Sponsor: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
Featuring: Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and management, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard School of Public Health; Dr. Timothy Johnson, medical editor, ABC News; Ezra Klein, blogger on economic and domestic policy, Washingtonpost.com, and columnist, Newsweek magazine; Julie Rovner, health policy correspondent, National Public Radio

Digital Governance, a special workshop for students
6 pm, Taubman 275
Sponsor: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy
Featuring: Andrew Hoppin, Chief Information Officer, New York State Senate. Moderated by Yasmin Fodil, MPP2


Tuesday, 6 April

Answering the Call: Student Perspectives and Ongoing Public Service Projects (video highlights on the Forum big screen)
Ongoing all week in the Forum
Featuring: SPSC and HKS students
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

Information about “Re- Connect: Energizing Communities After the Earthquake in Chile”
12-2 pm, the Forum
Featuring: HKS Chilean students
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

Elections and Issue Advocacy
12 pm, Kalb Seminar Room, Taubman 275
Featuring: Peter D. Greenberger, head of industry relations, Google, Inc.
Sponsor: Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy

The Recent Evolution of the Brazilian Electricity Industry
2:30-4:30 pm, Bell Hall
Featuring: Joisa Saraiva, Visiting Scholar, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Sponsor: Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Study Group with MC Andrews
4 pm, Faculty Dining Room
Featuring: Andrews, IOP Fellow and former White House Communications Director
Sponsor: Institute of Politics

Building and Maintaining a Safe City: Study Group with Mayor Manny Diaz
4 pm, L-166
Featuring: Manny Diaz, IOP Fellow and former Mayor of Miami, FL
Sponsor: Institute of Politics

The Power of Social Innovation
6 pm, the Forum
Featuring: Mayor-elect Mitch Landrieu of New Orleans; Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs of NYC; and Michael Lomax, President & CEO, United Negro College Fund. Moderated by Professor Stephen Goldsmith
Sponsor: Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Does Your Resume Make an Impact?: A resume review session for careers with social impact
6 pm, Weil Town Hall
Featuring: HKS alumni and OCA staff
Sponsor: Office of Career Advancement


Wednesday, 7 April

Answering the Call: Student Perspectives and Ongoing Public Service Projects (video highlights on the Forum big screen)
Ongoing all week in the Forum
Featuring: SPSC and HKS students
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

Stories of Service: Share your story about why you chose public service; your video may be posted to the Kennedy School YouTube channel or on the HKS website to inspire others!
12-2 pm, IOP Conference Room
Featuring: HKS community—faculty, staff, and students
Sponsor: Harvard Kennedy School

Ask What You Can Do to Help Haiti
1:30-3 pm, Taubman 275
Featuring: HKS for Haiti
Sponsor: HKS for Haiti

School Reform in Sacramento
2:30 pm, Weil Town Hall
Featuring: Mayor Kevin Johnson of Sacramento, CA, and Kunal Merchant, Chief of Staff to Mayor Johnson
Sponsor: Office of Career Advancement

Addressing a New Generation of Voters: Study Group with John Sweeney and Richard Trumka
4 pm, L-166
Featuring: John Sweeney, IOP Fellow and former President, AFL-CIO, and Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
Sponsor: Institute of Politics

Foreign Investment in the United States: The Present Climate
6-8 pm, Land Hall
Featuring: Nova Daly, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, Investment Security & Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of International Affairs; Neal Orringer, Senior Professional Staff at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee; Nancy L. McLernon, President & CEO of The Organization for International Investment
Sponsor: Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

Africa Policy Forum
6 pm, the Forum
Featuring: Gen. William Ward, Commander of AFRICOM; Stephen Hayes, President of the Corporate Council on Africa; Jendayi Frazer, Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. Moderated by Professor Calestous Juma
Sponsor: Institute of Politics

Race, Poverty and Inner City Youth: Finding New Ways to Talk About – and Overcome – Old Problems
5:30 pm, Nye ABC
Featuring: William Julius Wilson, Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor, Harvard University; Director, Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program, Harvard Kennedy School; and Author, More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. Commentary by Molly Baldwin, Executive Director, Roca, serving high-risk youth in Chelsea, Revere, and East Boston, and Reverend Jeffrey Brown, Executive Director, The Boston Ten Point Coalition
Sponsor: Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, the Taubman Center, the Rappaport Institute, and the Wiener Center


Thursday, 8 April

Answering the Call: Student Perspectives and Ongoing Public Service Projects (video highlights on the Forum big screen)
Ongoing all week in the Forum
Featuring: SPSC and HKS students
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

Dignity and Dreams: The Social Psychological Benefits of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
11:40 am-1 pm, Allison Dining Room (Lunch is provided)
Featuring: Jennifer Sykes, Doctoral Fellow in Sociology and Social Policy.
Sponsor: Women and Public Policy Program

Information about “Re- Connect: Energizing Communities After the Earthquake in Chile”
12-2 pm, the Forum
Featuring: HKS Chilean students
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

Stories of Service: Share your story about why you chose public service; your video may be posted to the Kennedy School You Tube channel or on the HKS website to inspire others!
12-2 pm, IOP Conference Room
Featuring: HKS community—faculty, staff, and students
Sponsor: Harvard Kennedy School

Compellence and Accommodation in Counterinsurgency Warfare: The Cases of Dhofar, Oman, and El Salvador
12:15-2 pm, Belfer Center Library, Littauer-369. Coffee and tea are served. All welcome, seating limited.
Featuring: Jacqueline L. Hazelton, Research Fellow, International Security Program
Sponsor: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

4th Annual Social Impact Career Expo
2-5 pm, Gutman (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Featuring: More than 30 employers looking to hire HKS students for full-time and summer internship opportunities
Sponsor: Office of Career Advancement

Leading America's Cities: When do you rely on consensus and when do you use dynamite?: Study Group with Greg Nickels and Casey Corr
4 pm, Faculty Dining Room
Featuring: Greg Nickels, IOP Fellow and former Mayor of Seattle, WA, and O. Casey Corr, Director of Strategic Communications for Seattle University
Sponsor: Institute of Politics

Propaganda in Today's American Politics: Study Group with Ernest Istook and Andrew Breitbart
4 pm, L-166
Featuring: Ernest Istook, IOP Fellow and former Congressman (R-OK), and Andrew Breitbart, editor of the Drudge Report
Sponsor: Institute of Politics

Building Development Partnerships with NGOs: The Experience of Corporate Foundations
4-5 pm, Weil Town Hall
Featuring: Study group led by Salimah Samji, formerly with Google.org, and Shalaka Joshi, Vice President, Global Strategies, CSO Partners. Please RSVP to ramaswami_balasubramaniam@hks10.harvard.edu
Sponsor: Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

The New York Miracle: How One State Simultaneously Reduced Crime and Incarceration
5:30 pm welcome reception, 6 pm panel discussion, Malkin Penthouse
Featuring: Tony Thompson, Professor of Clinical Law, NYU Law School; Greg Berman, Director of the Center for Court Innovation; Alex Calabrese, Presiding Judge, Red Hook Community Justice Center; Chris Watler, Project Director, Harlem Community Justice Center
Sponsor: Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management and the Taubman Center


Friday, 9 April

17th Annual Dorchester Conference: "Public Narrative: Story of Self, Us, and Now"
8:30 am-1:30 pm, various locations around HKS (location details coming soon...)
Featuring: Dorchester Academy students and HKS community
Sponsor: Student Public Service Collaborative

CID Graduate Luncheon Seminar Series; “The limitations of international development in Palestinian camps in Lebanon”
11:45 am to 1 pm, Perkins Room (R-415), 4th Floor, Rubenstein Building
Featuring: Rima Merhi, Fellow at Carr Center
Sponsors: Center for International Development

16th Annual International Development Conference—Insights, Leadership and Innovation: Charting New Frontiers
Various locations around HKS on both Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10
Featuring: Rebecca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary General and Associate Administrator of UNDP; Brian Herlihy, CEO, SEACOM; and Alonzo Fulgham, Chief Operating Officer, USAID

Sponsors:Center for International Development - Empowerment Lab, KSSG Student Government, Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation, and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.harvard-idc.com/


The Future of Europe
4:15-5:30 pm, Wiener Auditorium
Featuring: Romano Prodi, Former Prime Minister of Italy, Former President of the European Commission
Sponsor: Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

The Activist's Studio: The Art and Politics of Human Rights
6:30-8 pm, *New Location* Allison Dining Room
Featuring: Kevin Bales, President, Free the Slaves, and Ashley Judd, MC-MPA and Board of Directors, Population Services International. Moderated by Rose Styron, poet and 2010 Carr Center Fellow and HKS Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy
Sponsor: Carr Center for Human Rights Policy


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