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“Ask what you can do to make the world a better place.”
“Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.”
“Leadership and Learning are Indispensable to Each Other."
- John F. Kennedy “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."
- Teddy Roosevelt Dana Born will discuss leader and leadership development and incorporate into the discussion the growing importance of character development. Given the changing world, does the leader focus on what it is to exercise leadership make sense as a starting point? Does the fascination with explanations and descriptions of "I" serve us?
Dana H. Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the President appointed dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy where she was also a professor and head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department. Dana also served as Assistant Director for Recruiting Research and Analysis in the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy, aide to the Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Chief of the Personnel Issues Team in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. She commanded the 11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., was an Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, and served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. A 1983 graduate with distinction of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dana holds two master¹s degrees (Trinity University and University of Melbourne) and a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Penn State University. She has received a large number of awards, including an honorary doctorate from Simmons College in 2007, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.