36 Past Events

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Robotland: The Future of Labor Policy and Work in an AI World

Wed., Feb. 27, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Join digital HKS and the Institute of Politics, in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, for a conversation on the effect of AI on labor policy and the future of work in the U.S. with confirmed panelists Jason Furman, Dean David Weil (Brandeis University), and Mary L. Gray (Microsoft Research), and moderator David Eaves. (event video available here)

Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon

Associated Press

JFK Jr Forum - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

Negotiating for Peace and Security on the Korean Peninsula

Mon., Oct. 22, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:15pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon (MPP ‘85) and former Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Susan Thornton, will discuss the negotiations for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula. This forum event will be moderated by Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project.

 

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Conference - Harvard Faculty, Fellows, Staff, and Students

2018 Public Interest Technology Summit

Sat., Oct. 13, 2018 | 9:30am - 5:30pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

The Public Interest Technology Summit is the evolution of the Alumni Digital Summit hosted last October in collaboration with Alumni Relations. This year's all-day summit will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Harvard Kennedy School and is open to Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard University, students and alumni as well as the Public Interest Technology community at large. This includes (but isn’t limited to) students, faculty, and staff from Cambridge – Boston area academic institutions as well as community members, government employees, and anyone who cares about digital tech and the public interest as it relates to services, ethics, equity, data, and more.

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JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Crossing the Chasm: Why Now is the Time for Public Interest Technology

Fri., Oct. 12, 2018 | 6:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A Forum event with

Ash Carter
Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Belfer Professor of Technology and Global Affairs, HKS
Former United States Secretary of Defense (2015-2017)

Vanita Gupta
President and CEO, The Leadership Conference

Reid Hoffman
Partner, Greylock Partners
Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

Latanya Sweeney
Professor of Government and Technology in Residence, Department of Government
Director, Data Privacy Lab, Harvard University
Former Chief Technologist, Federal Trade Commission

David Eaves (Moderator)
Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

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JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

A Conversation with Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman and Nancy Gibbs

Wed., Oct. 10, 2018 | 6:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

A JFK Jr. Forum event with

Wendy R. Sherman
Incoming Director, Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School
Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group
Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2011-2015)
 
Nancy Gibbs
Visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of Practice, Harvard Kennedy School
Editor in Chief, TIME (2013-2017)

A boy stands on the shore of a beach in Kos where he is staying together with his family. //Stephen Ryan/IFRC

Stephen Ryan/IFRC

Seminar - Open to the Public

Accompanying Unaccompanied Child Refugees: The Challenges Facing Advocates and Activists

Wed., Sep. 26, 2018 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Center for Government and International Studies - South Building

Location: Center for Government and International Studies, South Building, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

A panel discussion with Jacqueline Bhabha (FXB Center at HSPH), Sofia Kouvelaki (The Home Project, Athens), and Vidur Chopra (HGSE). Moderated by Melani Cammett (Harvard Government Department).

Co-sponsored by the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Lunch will be served.

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Seminar - Open to the Public

"Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises" with Jeremy Jackson

Thu., Sep. 20, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with HUCE, invites you to “Breakpoint: Reckoning with America’s Environmental Crises,” a lecture and book signing with Jeremy Jackson, Emeritus Professor of Oceanography, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Senior Scientist Emeritus, Smithsonian Institution, on Thursday, September 20th at 6pm. A discussion will follow with Rebecca Henderson, Harvard Business School; John Holdren, Harvard Kennedy School; and Daniel Schrag, Harvard University Center for the Environment. The event is free and open to the public and will be livestreamed on the HMNH Facebook page.