Center for Public Leadership

Last spring, the American Academy of Achievement hosted its annual International Achievement Summit in Washington D.C., and was kind enough to invite the entire class of Harvard’s Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship to attend the three days of programming.

These summits provide more than 70 students from across the U.S. the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading thinkers, public servants, journalists, social entrepreneurs, and elected officials. The Academy, now in its 49th year, and the fellowship for social entrepreneurs at Harvard, are both funded through the generosity of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.

The following clip from this past year’s gathering features an address by Colin Powell, former Secretary of State and retired four-star general.

To view the Academy’s complete video archive, please visit their website at: www.achievement.org.

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Last spring, the American Academy of Achievement hosted its annual International Achievement Summit in Washington D.C., and was kind enough to invite the entire class of Harvard’s Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship to attend the three days of programming.

These summits provide more than 70 students from across the U.S. the opportunity to interact with some of the world’s leading thinkers, public servants, journalists, social entrepreneurs, and elected officials. The Academy, now in its 49th year, and the fellowship for social entrepreneurs at Harvard, are both funded through the generosity of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation.

The following clip from this past year’s gathering features an address by David Rubenstein, cofounder and managing director of The Carlyle Group, and benefactor of CPL’s leadership research program.

To view the Academy’s complete video archive, please visit their website at: www.achievement.org.

Wednesday, September 29th @ 4:30 p.m.

From AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH director Davis Guggenheim comes WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”, a provocative and cogent examination of the crisis in public education in the United States told through multiple interlocking stories from a handful of students and their families whose futures hang in the balance, to educators and reformers trying to find real and lasting solutions within a dysfunctional system.

Followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Reception immediately following.

Wednesday, September 29th 2010
4:30 p.m. Film Screening
6:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
7:30 p.m. Reception

Northwest Science Building, Room B103 (Basement Level)
52 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Email confirmations have been sent to those who RSVP'd in time.

For those unable to attend Wednesday's screening please visit Fandango for local showtimes beginning Friday, October 1.

For more information on the film and the campaign to reform public education in the U.S., please visit: http://www.waitingforsuperman.com/

The Harvard Kennedy School announced a five-year, $3.5 million gift to launch the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program, providing each year up to five fellowships for outstanding individuals dedicated to future leadership in the environmental field. The program will be housed within CPL at HKS in partnership with other faculty at the University and will offer a rich array of co-curricular activities in addition to the studies by the Bacon Fellows. Read More.

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  • Linda Mason Joins CPL as Leader-in-Residence | 09/08/14
  • Linda Mason, Chair of Mercy Corps and Entrepreneur, Joins Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership in September as Leader-in-Residence.

    The newly launched Leader-in-Residence program at the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) invites practitioners at the top of their fields to Harvard Kennedy School for short-term academic appointments within the Center. Like distinguished senior fellowships at other leading academic institutions, the Leader-in-Residence program will foster new connection points between students and the work of CPL; offer students mentorship and career coaching; spur independent, compelling research supporting the efforts of CPL; and engage key external stakeholders.

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  • CPL and HKS Well Represented Among 2014-2015 White House Fellows | 08/28/14
  • The recipients of the prestigious White House Fellowship for 2014-2015 have been announced and CPL and HKS are well represented. Three of the 15 selected, Jacob E. Donnelly, Jonathan M. Dorsey, and Edward Sheen, were former CPL fellows. Six of the 15 selected are HKS graduates and two others spent time at HKS as fellows. All together, 53 percent of the new fellows either graduated from the Kennedy School or participated in fellows programs at HKS. Read more.

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  • 2015-2016 Zuckerman Fellowship Applications | 08/28/14
  • Applications for the 2015-2016 Zuckerman Fellowship are now available! For more information, as well as the application and guidelines, please click here.

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  • Warren Bennis, Scholar on Leadership, Dies at 89 | 08/04/14
  • In an age as fluid and uncertain as ours, leaders must prepare for what has not yet been imagined… And Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership is one of a handful of places where prospective leaders at all stages in their careers can both study leadership as a part of a great university and develop their own leadership capabilities. It is a place for people who realize that the most visionary leaders must acquire specific skills and habits. In is a place for pragmatic dreamers. I invite you to join me in taking the Center for Public Leadership to the next level.

    – Warren Bennis, 1925-2014

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