On this day of profound worldwide mourning, here at CPL we are reminded that in 1993 Nelson Mandela was honored with the first Gleitsman International Activist Award.
At a ceremony hosted by Alan Gleitsman, Mandela discussed the struggle for establishing a Democratic, non-racial state, and called for immediate elections in South Africa. He also spoke of Helen Joesph and Petra Kelly, two anti-apartheid activists posthumously honored with the Gleitsman award.
Twenty years later, CPL continues to give out the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award and Gleitsman International Activist Awards in alternating years to individuals who have inspired change and motivated others in the realm of social activism. This year's honoree, Sasha Chanoff, founded and directs RefugeePoint, a nonprofit organization that protects—and finds lasting solutions for—refugees in extreme danger.
Daniel Feehan, Dubin Fellow and HKS MPP 2013, was featured in a December 1 article by the Chicago Tribune on the White House Fellows Program. A member of the current class of White House fellows, Feehan is spending his fellowship year working in the office of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
To read more about Dan's experience as a White House fellow and thoughts on the program from other notable fellows like Colin Powell and Sanjay Gupta, head to the Tribune's website.
Tuesday December 3rd, 2013
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Darman Seminar Room, Center for Public Leadership
Refreshments will be served
Please RSVP to secure a seat.
Nepal had its second Constituent Assembly election two weeks ago. The pressure is higher on the political leadership this time to deliver results. The people of Nepal want not just a new constitution but also real impact in the form of growth and stability. What will be different this time? What will the politics of change look like? Ambassador Sharma will discuss the leadership challenges and opportunities in leveraging the 2013 election results to finalize the new Constitution, bring stable government, and promote inclusive growth.
Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma is the Ambassador of Nepal to the United States. He was also the Vice-Chairman at the National Planning Commission (1999-2006), Chief Advisor in Ministry of Finance, and Alternate Governor of Nepal for the International Monetary Fund and Senior Economist in Institute of South East Asian Studies (1986–1993). He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii. The event is co-sponsored by Kennedy School Student Government.
Here's a look at our upcoming events...
- 12/2 — Leadership Workshop: Bill Shore "Achieving Social Change" (Registration required)
- 12/2 — Leadership Workshop: Patricia Bellinger "Building and Nurturing Diverse Teams" (Registration required)
- 12/3 — Public Talk: "Nepal Election 2013: Opportunities for New Constitution and Inclusive Growth" by His Excellency Shankar Prasad Sharma, Ambassador of Nepal to the United States
- 12/5 — Frontline with Faculty: "The Gettysburg Project: Understanding and Revitalizing Civic Engagement" with Archon Fung and Marshall Ganz
And others of note from around the University and beyond...
In POLITICO Magazine this week, Zuckerman Fellow ('12-'13) and HKS MPP '14 Dhruv Khullar writes about the difficulties Americans may have in navigating the new Obamacare exchanges and making decisions about health care plans.
Drawing on lessons from behavioral sciences, Dhruv explains why some consumers may struggle when choosing their health care plans, and highlights the importance of supportive "exchange navigators" to help educate and guide consumers as they choose new plans.