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Past Events

Harvard Kennedy School faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in HKS

Public Service Week activities and events, some of which are listed below. We urge you to

be a part of this exciting lineup, all focused on inspiring public service and making impact

on the ground.

Feb 26, 2018

6:00 PM, Malkin Penthouse

Alumni/Student Networking Night

Accomplished HKS alums from around the region working in public service will meet students at an informal reception to launch Public Service Week.

Current HKS students, please RSVP here

HKS alumni, please RSVP here.

Sponsors: Dean's Office; Office of Career Advancement; Alumni Relations & Resource Development; SPSC

Feb 27, 2018

12:00 PM, Bell Hall

One Woman's Charge to Aid Syrian Refugees

Nadia Alawi is the founder and CEO of NuDay Syria, an organization that provides humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees. She will share her story on Syria and how she became a catalyst for change.  

Sponsors: SPSC, Muslim Caucus, Arab Caucus

Feb 28, 2018

12:00 PM, L-280

Disability and Public Service: Advocating when Everything is at Stake

A panel discussion on disability rights advocacy including Tom Sannicandro, Director of the Institute for Community Inclusion, former MA legislator, and HKS MPA 2011 and Colleen Flanagan, co-Executive Director of Disability Action for America, the nation's only Disability Rights PAC.

Sponsors: Disability Justice Caucus, SPSC

Mar 01, 2018

1:15 PM, Land Hall

Refugee Experiences: Personal Accounts from the HKS Community

Members of the HKS community will share their experiences of refugee resettlement.

Sponsors: SPSC, Muslim Caucus, Arab Caucus

Mar 01, 2018

6:00 PM, Forum

Perspectives from the Frontlines of Massachusetts’ Opioid Battle

A panel discussion on public health and the opioid crisis in Massachusetts. Moderated by: Professor Sheila Burke.

Sponsors: Dean's Office, Institute of Politics, SPSC

Mar 02, 2018

9:00 AM

HKS Serves

Participate in the spring HKS serves and spend the morning volunteering at a Boston area non-profit.  Sites include the Greater Boston Food Bank, Room to Grow, the Charles River Conservancy, and Cradles to Crayons. Join other volunteers for lunch afterwards. Volunteer shifts will begin between 9-10AM and finish between 12-12:30. Spots are limited and provided first come, first serve. A waitlist will begin after all spots are filled. Please register to claim your spot here!

Sponsor: SPSC

Mar 03, 2018

8:30 AM

Youth Leadership Conference

The annual Youth Leadership Conference invites high school freshmen and sophomores from Greater Boston to the Kennedy School for a full day too leadership workshops with HKS students and faculty. By the end of the conference, students will be empowered to execute their projects and create real change in the schools and neighborhoods they live in. HKS students, register your interest to volunteer here and you’ll be contacted by the YLC team.

Sponsor: SPSC


Donation Drive to benefit NuDay Syria

NuDay Syria’s mission is to support Syrian refugees in Syria and neighboring countries, with a specific focus on meeting the needs of single mothers. To donate, please follow this link.

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