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to Harvard Kennedy School. When you make a secure online gift, you’re providing essential financial support through the HKS Fund.
Bond with HKS alumni who share your commitment to public policy in specific areas of interest. We currently have five SIGs:
Harvard Kennedy School Black Alumni Association (HKS BAA)
The HKS BAA, officially approved in 2016, was formed to advance and promote issues affecting HKS’s current students, black alumni, the administration, faculty, staff and the black community within the United States and globally. The SIG will also support the recruitment and success of black students, faculty, and staff at HKS and members will serve as mentors for current students and help them with their career paths. In addition, the HKS BAA will foster discussions and address potential solutions to the many social issues that disproportionately affect communities of color.
The immediate areas of focus for the SIG are to grow and engage the BAA network, to support current students through the Black Policy Conference and other key initiatives, and to host social and policy-based activities that will galvanize black alumni around issues of concern to the community.
Adaptive Leadership Alumni
Founded in 2015, the Adaptive Leadership Alumni aim to strengthen people's leadership capacity to meet the adaptive opportunities and challenges facing organizations and societies around the world.
Public Service Fellows Alumni (PSFA)
Founded in 2011, the PSFA SIG aims to increase opportunities for its members. This SIG shares information about public service career opportunities, holds PSFA networking events, increases interaction between alumni and current students, and helps to publicize the Public Service Fellowship brand. Please contact any of the current officers if you are interested in joining the PSFA SIG or have any questions. Note that membership is restricted to Public Service Fellows.
Caryn Morrow MPP 2012, Co-President
Vanessa Uchiyama MPP 2012, Co-President
Pooja Wagh MPP 2012, Co-President
Arlee Griffin Jr. MC/MPA 2010, Co-Vice President
Jeff Katz MC/MPA 2000, Student Liaison
Shannon Roche MPP 2004, Treasurer
Aaron Roesch MPP 2012, Communications
Ali Khan MD/MPP 2010
W3D is an alumni network ready to answer President Kennedy’s call to service, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” In that spirit, the women of HKS decided to create an innovative network to build on established HKS relationships. Founded with the idea that trusted relationships and inclusive groups are the keys to real collaboration, the W3D alumni network aims to break down the barriers among defense, diplomacy, and development to create holistic foreign policy decisions and solutions for the United States. This alumni network also acknowledges the untapped and underutilized power of women. It will help develop and promote the role of women in leadership, keeping a focus on the common goal of sustainable peace through gender equality.
For information on this SIG, contact Theodora Skeadas.
HUMAN (Harvard Kennedy School’s United Mason Alumni Network)
HUMAN mobilizes the academic knowledge, leadership skills, experiences, and convening capacity of the HKS community to advance dialogue and support constructive change in the areas of economic growth, social services, civil society, and governance in developing countries.
For more details or to join HUMAN, please contact Taz Rajwani MC/MPA 2008.