FALL 2014

Events for the Fall 2014 semester will be posted soon.


Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later, a JFK Jr. Forum Panel 
DATE AND TIME: April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Harvard Kennedy School

Moderated by PCL Faculty Co-Director Dutch Leonard, this forum featured senior public safety and Boston Marathon officials. Panelists included:

  • Andrea J. Cabral, Executive Secretary of Public Safety, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Edward F. Davis, Police Commissioner, City of Boston  (2006-2013)
  • Thomas Grilk, Executive Director, Boston Athletic Association
  • Major General Scott Rice, The Adjutant General, Massachusetts National Guard

Organized by the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Harvard University Institute of Politics; and co-sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Crisis Leadership, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, and the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

New Orleans Nine Years Later: Reflections on Inequality in Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery
DATE AND TIME: March 6 and 7, 2014

Following a screening of Oscar-nominated documentary Trouble the Water on Thursday, March 6, Harvard's Center for Public Leadership will be hosting a conversation with Kimberly Rivers Roberts on Friday, March 7. Roberts, a Ninth Ward resident, stars in the film and shot much of its footage. She will discuss the arduous journey that she and other New Orleanians have taken as they rebuild their lives and their city. The conversation will focus in particular on inequality in the New Orleans recovery. Please join us for both events.
The screening will take place at 7:30 PM on Thursday, March 6 at the Harvard Hall Room 104 in Harvard Yard.

The discussion will take place from 10:45 AM to noon on Friday, March 7 in the Darman Seminar Room at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School.

Roberts' appearance is sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. It is also supported by the Program on Crisis Leadership at the Taubman Center and the Ash Center, The Black Student Union, The Black Policy Conference, The Social and Urban Policy PIC, and The Crisis Management PIC, Harvard Kennedy School.

From HKS to FEMA: A Conversation with Ashley Zohn
DATE AND TIME: Monday, March 3, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Hauser Conference Room, Room B-L-4, Belfer Building

In this career brownbag, Ashley Zohn (HKS 2011), will discuss her experience working at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s FEMAStat program and – more broadly – provide insight on building a career in the emergency management field.

Co-sponsored by the Crisis Management Student Group at Harvard Kennedy School; and the Program on Crisis Leadership, Ash and Taubman Centers, Harvard Kennedy School, with generous support from the Office of Career Advancement.

Emergency Operations at Harvard: An Overview of Systems, Partnerships & Recent Incidents
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, February 11, 4:15 - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Suite 100/Room 106, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA

In this seminar, senior emergency management officials from Harvard University and the City of Cambridge will discuss how they work with one another in preparing for and responding to emergencies and crisis events affecting the Harvard community. Speakers include:
•    Nick Hambridge, Associate Director of Emergency Management, Harvard University
•    Steven Catalano, Special Advisor to the Chief, Harvard University Police Department
•    Assistant Chief Gerard Mahoney, Cambridge Emergency Management, Cambridge Fire Department

Co-sponsored by the Program on Crisis Leadership, Ash and Taubman Centers, Harvard Kennedy School; and the Crisis Management Student Group at Harvard Kennedy School.

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Disaster Response: The Military's Role

Gen. Craig McKinley, chief, National Guard Bureau, and Brig. Gen. Julie Bentz, director of strategic capabilities policy, National Security Council, at the JFK Jr. Forum, Harvard Kennedy School, April 26, 2012.