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Archive: Public Service Week (Spring 2012)

Public Service Week at HKS: March 26-30, 2012

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

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Public Service Week is cosponsored by the Dean’s Office and the Student Public Service Collaborative.

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Monday, March 26

Service Opportunity: Blanket Drive for Homeless Animals
All week - Bins will be located on the Ground Floor of Belfer
Donate blankets, towels, and pet food that will go toward various animal shelters in MA, including the Ellen Gifford Cat Shelter.
Donations will go toward C.A.R.E. and the Ellen Gifford Group.
Co-sponsored by HKS Animal Advocacy Club and The Fuzzy Pet Foundation

Workshop: Facilitating Group Conversations to Create Effective Action
10:10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Weil Town Hall
Public Speaking workshop presented by Madeline Snow, UMASS, Lowell; and Erica Dhawan, MPA/MBA and MIT Sloan School of Management.

But Will the Planet Notice? Why Only Economists - Not Recyclers - Can Stop Global Warming
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Bell Hall, 5th Floor Belfer Building
Speaker: Dr. Gernot Wagner (ETIP/Consortium Energy Policy Seminar Series)
Sponsored by Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

Opportunities and Perspectives Regarding Careers in Public Finance
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Allison Dining Room, 5th floor Taubman Building
Panel discussion moderated by David Luberoff MC/MPA 1989, Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston executive director
Sponsored by OCA

Forum Event: Chilean Minister of Public Works, Laurence Golborne
6 p.m. - 7 p.m., JFK Jr. Forum
A public address by the Chilean Minister of Public Works, Laurence Golborne, moderated by Dean David T. Ellwood.
Sponsored by IOP, Dean’s Office

Tuesday, March 27

Brown Bag Lunch: Leadership in Nonprofits
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Weil Town Hall
Speakers: Peter Bell, Hauser Center Senior Research Fellow; John Hammock, Associate Professor of Public Policy at Tufts University, Fletcher
Sponsored by the Hauser Center

Public Service Careers in Urban Economic Development
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Malkin Penthouse, Littauer 4th floor
Learn about and network with a variety of city leaders and other stakeholders interested in a broad range of issues including urban leadership and management, financial management, housing and real estate, and urban economic development.
Co-sponsored by the Office of Career Advancement and the Social and Urban Policy PIC

Public Service Through Careers in Urban Economic Development
12:00 p.m. -1:30 p.m., Malkin Penthouse, 4th floor Littauer Bldg.
Discussion moderated by Joan Ronayne AB Harvard University 1988, HBS 1993, associate director of the Office of Career Advancement

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom.
12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Taubman 275
Speaker: Rebecca MacKinnon, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation and co-founder of GlobalVoices
Sponsored by The Shorenstein Center

Designing Play That Matters: Community PlanIt and the Boston Public Schools

5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., Malkin Penthouse
Can Community PlanIt, a web-based social network developed by Eric Gordon’s Engagement Game Lab, help improve public schools in Boston?
Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Student Public Service Collaborative (SPSC)

Wednesday, March 28

Defining Your Path to Public Service: Navigating Opportunities, Overcoming Roadblocks and the Public Service Career Dangers of Tweeting Just About Anything!
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., Faculty Dining Room (FDR), 1st floor, Littauer Bldg.
Study Group Led by Kathy Taylor, former Mayor of Tulsa and Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce
Sponsored by OCA

Study Group
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., L166
Kathy Taylor: Defining Your Path to Public Service: Business Success Making an Opportunity for Policy Impact with Reggie Whitten.
Sponsor by IOP

Networking Event: Diverse Careers in Public Service
6 p.m.- 9 p.m., Nye ABC
Meet with HKS Fellows and Alumni represented in a diversity of public service fields. Hors d'oeurves and wine/beer will be served.
Sponsored by OCA and SPSC

Thursday, March 29

Broken Homes and Broken Promises: Making the Case of Comprehensive Domestic Violence Policy Reform, presented by Daniel Manne, WAPPP
11:40 a.m. - 1 p.m., WAPPP Cason Seminar Room, T-102
This presentation will make the case that both the high rate of incidence and the severe effects of violence make intimate partner abuse a serious civil rights concern.
Sponsored by WAPPP

From Uninsured to Insured: Lessons from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment
featuring Katherine Baicker, Professor of Health Economics, HSPH
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., T102 – Cason Seminar Room
Sponsored by HKS Health Policy PIC & Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

IOP Study Group: The Making of the President 2012
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m., L166
The role of the press: a view from the trenches, featuring Hon. Artur Davis and guest Matt Bai.
Sponsored by IOP

Friday, March 30

Service Opportunities: Various
All Day, Various sites
Volunteer for one of several service projects with: Cradles to Crayons, Friend's of Boston's Homeless, My Shelter Foundation, and WAPPP/Women and Gender Caucus.
Sign up to volunteer for one of these projects here.

The Arts as Public Service & Leadership PIC
10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (includes travel time)
A group of students from the Arts as Public Service & Leadership PIC will be creating a Paper Mosaic Mural with MATCH Charter High School students. The first stage of this project will take place on this day with a presentation & explanation of mural to the students at MATCH.
The group will be meeting in the Forum at 10:50 a.m. For more information contact Rosalia Miller, MC/MPA 2012, at 202-302-4849 or

Uncommon Service
11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Perkins Room
Speaker: Anne Morriss, Managing Director of Concire Leadership Institute.
Sponsored by the Center for International Development

A Conversation with Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul S. Reville
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., 124 Mount Auburn, Room 100
The Secretary will discuss achieving equity and excellence in the 21st century
Sponsored by OCA

Forum Event: Race and the Presidential Campaign
4 p.m. - 6 p.m., JFK Jr. Forum
A panel conversation with Artur Davis, April Ryan, Ron Christie, Callie Crossley - moderated by Farai Chideya.
Sponsored by Black Policy Conference and IOP

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