Events

Perspectives on Leadership Series: Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry
Friday, March 31, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Senator Dorcena-Forry will discuss her career progression through the House and Senate, along with her legislative priorities. She represents the 1st Suffolk District in the Massachusetts State Legislature since her election in 2013.  She serves as the Assistant Majority Whip and as Vice Chair for the Joint Committee on Housing and for the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs. She also was a State Representative of the 12th Suffolk District from 2005 - 2013.  Upon her election to the House of Representatives, Dorcena Forry became the second Haitian American to hold public office in Massachusetts. Previously she worked in the Department of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston and was a Legislative Aide for the former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie. She received her M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2014.

This series will allow HKS students and the broader Rappaport community to meet influential state policymakers in a seminar-style setting, allowing for a broad range of interactions on each guest’s path to leadership, policy views, and thoughts on their career.

Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the City + Local PIC

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Boston Public School Transportation Challenge Kickoff Event
Saturday, April 1, 2017
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
District Hall, 75 Northern Avenue, Boston

The Challenge will help Boston equitably and efficiently balance bell times, improve its routing methodology, and save on transportation funding.  Registration and continental breakfast beginning at 10 a.m.  More information to follow but visit bostonpublicschools.org/transportationchallenge, to learn more about the challenge and see up-to-the-minute information about the event.

Please RSVP to let us know that you will be attending.

Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, Boston Public Schools, and District Hall.

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Perspectives on Leadership Series: Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton
Thursday, April 13, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Taubman 301

Matthew Beaton, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Secretary Beaton will discuss his career progression, along with his policy priorities.  He is the Secretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and oversees six environmental agencies including the Departments of Environmental Protection, Public Utilities, Energy Resources, Conservation & Recreation, Agricultural Resources, and Fish and Game. He is the Chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Energies Facilities Siting Board and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. In the State Legislature he served as a State Representative for the 11th Worcester District.  He has worked as a sustainability consultant and environmental engineer.

This series will allow HKS students and the broader Rappaport community to meet influential state policymakers in a seminar-style setting, allowing for a broad range of interactions on each guest’s path to leadership, policy views, and thoughts on their career.) 

Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and City+Local PIC

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Perspectives on Leadership Series: Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell
Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Cason Seminar Room, Taubman 102

Councillor Campbell will discuss her ascent to the City Council and career progression, along with her policy priorities.   Andrea Campbell defeated the long-time incumbent in 2015 to become the Boston City Councillor for District 4 which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, and parts of Jamaica Plain and Roslindale.  Her first term priorities include affordable housing, economic development, criminal justice reform, and improved capital and programming for Boston Public Schools. She served as deputy legal counsel for Governor Deval Patrick and also worked for a legal non-profit providing free representation on education matters. She is a graduate of Boston Latin School, Princeton University, and UCLA Law School.

This series will allow HKS students and the broader Rappaport community to meet influential state policymakers in a seminar-style setting, allowing for a broad range of interactions on each guest’s path to leadership, policy views, and thoughts on their career.

Co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the City + Local PIC

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