Please join the Center for Public Leadership and Taubman Center for State and Local Government for a discussion on the topic of compassionate conservatism with The Hon. Spencer J. Cox, Governor of Utah. Governor Cox was sworn in as Utah's 18th governor on January 4, 2021. Formerly Utah's Lt. Governor, Gov. Cox has a long history of public service in Utah, serving as City Councilor and Mayor for the city of Fairview, Sanpete County commissioner, and a member of Utah's House of Representatives.
During the conversation Governor Cox will discuss his campaign, which focused on...
Public service comes in many forms. Whether through non-profits, government, or the military, our students have served in diverse ways all across the globe. Following a special introduction by CPL director Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, hear from three of the Kennedy School's own in a discussion over the different forms of public service as we kick off Public Service Week.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Public Leadership, Degree Programs and Student Affairs, Student Public Service Collaborative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and the Institute of Politics, Public Service Week 2021 will be a time to safely volunteer, as well as reflect on the different aspects of public service. Though we are unable to volunteer together, Public Service Week 2021 will be an opportunity for our HKS community members across the globe to self-organize exciting service opportunities that tailor their interests.
Need some ideas to get started? Visit here for a list of opportunities you may find interesting, but know that all volunteer efforts are welcomed! Be sure to register your service commitments (intended hours and organization), as our goal is to account for 2021 total hours of combined service throughout the week. See the bottom of this page for Public Service Week sponsored events, as well!
*** The first 250 to register their volunteer efforts during Public Service Week will have the option to receive an HKS Serves t-shirt! ***
Please join the Center for Public Leadership, Women and Public Policy Program, and the India Caucus for a discussion on breaking gender barriers and dynasty politics in parliamentary democracies with Smriti Irani, Indian Cabinet Minister for Women and Child Development, and Textiles.
Ms. Irani's transition from a popular TV star to a Union Cabinet Minister is a fascinating narrative. This conversation will trace her political journey from a popular TV star to a Union Cabinet Minister and also investigate the challenges and opportunities that exist in India...
According to the best research available, the most successful and enduring leaders work to understand happiness and manage it in themselves and others. In this exclusive event, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will join Harvard Kenndy School (HKS) and Harvard Business School (HBS) professor and The Atlantic happiness columnist Arthur Brooks for a live class session of the popular HBS course, “Leadership and Happiness.” In conversation with Professor Brooks and a group of HBS students, His Holiness will share his ideas on how to be happier as a leader, and to make others happier as well. ... Read more about Leadership and Happiness: A Virtual Conversation Between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Arthur Brooks
An engaging conversation about multicultural power and leadership in the context of mutual respect: learning how to disagree, being heard, being seen, being valued when thinking about how to change the system for a more democratizing world. Registration is required.
The Behavioral Insights Group presents Building Behavioral Design Teams for Public Good, a new series of talks with practitioners working in behavioral science units within governments and nonprofits to build and test solutions for social impact. This series will highlight how these units came about, how they work, and example projects.
This series forms part of the BIG Mentoring program. Through coaching and workshops, the program aims to build the participants’...