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...
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.
Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion on the topic of compassionate conservatism with Spencer J. Cox, Governor of Utah. Governor Cox was sworn in as Utah's 18th governor in January 2021. He previously served as Utah's Lieutenant Governor after working up the state's ranks as a Fairview city councilor, then mayor, Sanpete County commissioner, and member of the state of Utah's House or Representatives.
Join a post-election conversation with LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund and co-founder of the Southern Black Girls Consortium.
Ms. Brown is a 2020-2021 Hauser Leader at the Center for Public Leadership and a 2020-2021 American Democracy Fellow at Harvard's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. Throughout the 2020 U.S. election, Ms. Brown led the We Got the Power bus tour across the U.S. South to register people to vote and galvanize Black voter participation. In a recent interview, Ms. Brown said "We wanted people, we wanted Black voters in particular, to feel a sense of their power and their agency, and in spite of all odds, what we could do in pushing this country forward."
This event will be moderated by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Professor of History, Race and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.
Please join the Center for Public Leadership for a discussion with Lieutenant General (USMC, Ret.) Vincent Stewart, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA). Lt. Gen. Stewart retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after more than 38 years of active commissioned service to the nation. On his final tour of duty, he served as the Deputy Commander United States Cyber Command, one of the 11 Combatant Commands of the Department of Defense with military and civilian personnel stationed worldwide. Prior to that assignment, he served as the 20th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), culminating an intelligence career by overseeing the global defense intelligence enterprise supporting customers from the President of the United States, to the troops deployed around the world. In his other General Officer assignments, he served as the Commander, Marine Corps Forces Cyberspace Command and as the Director of Intelligence, for the U.S. Marine Corps.