Center for Public Leadership
Combined Jewish Philanthropy's Chai in the Hub recently named CPL's Wexner Israel Program Manager Elisha Gechter one of Boston's most inspiring young adults.
The Chai in the Hub contest highlights the faces of Boston's Jewish future, identifying 18 influential young adults from a nominated pool of inspiring rabbis, dedicated lawyers, Jewish educators, and social entrepreneurs.
Elisha will be honored at a community event in January with special guest Jeffrey Tambor. Read more.
CPL is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, Eric Greitens. A decorated veteran, accomplished scholar, and longtime humanitarian, Mr. Greitens donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to serve in communities across America. In 2013, TIME magazine named him to their list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and most recently, Fortune magazine recognized Mr. Greitens as one of 50 greatest leaders in the world. Read more about the award and Eric's work with veterans here.
Congratulations Seth Moulton, HKS alum, Zuckerman Fellow ('11), and newly-minted representative-elect for Massachusetts' 6th congressional district. Writes David Gergen, "Seth has three degrees from Harvard and four tours in Iraq as a Marine infantry officer. More than that, he is a model among a rising generation of leaders who I believe can transform our politics."
You can read more about Seth's victory, including an interview with the Boston Globe, here.
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Journalist and television legend Barbara Walters recently sat down with CPL co-director David Gergen as part of the Institute of Politics' annual speaker series. From musings about her own career and wisdom gathered along to way, to her read on the upcoming presidential race, Ms. Walters engaged CPL students and members of the Harvard community in an incredibly frank conversation. You can read more about her interview here.