Centennial Celebration and Campaign Launch
Dear Faculty, Academic Appointees, Staff, and Students,
I am writing to provide you with some important new information regarding our upcoming Centennial Celebration and Capital Campaign launch, and to invite you to attend key events planned for October 24-25, and November 1-4.
Recipients of Centennial Award and Next Generation Award Announced
First, it is my great honor to announce the following individuals who will be recognized for their roles in improving people’s health globally with Centennial Medals from HSPH at a special event October 24: President Bill Clinton, Founder of the Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group; and Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, MPH ’65, LLD ’92, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of the WHO. Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be the recipient of the inaugural Next Generation Award. The Centennial Medal and Next Generation Award Ceremony will be October 24 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center, 77 Louis Pasteur, from 3:30-4:30 PM.
Individuals who have purchased tickets to the sold-out Centennial Gala/Campaign Kickoff that evening will be our guests at this ceremony. In addition, given the anticipated popularity of this new Centennial-related event and the limited amount of seating available, we will be establishing a lottery for tickets to the award and medal ceremony for students, faculty, academic appointees and staff. To register for the lottery, go to www.hsph.harvard.edu/gala. There are plans under discussion to potentially offer more people the opportunity to participate in this event in overflow rooms at HSPH and via the Internet. More details will be forthcoming.
Centennial Leadership Panel
On October 25, a very special panel entitled “Leadership for a Healthier World: Insights from the Front Lines of Global Health” will occur from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. in Kresge G-1 and is open to the entire HSPH community. This will be an interactive discussion with ministerial-level leaders from the US and abroad who will share their insights about some of the public health issues of our time and the transformative role educational institutions, especially HSPH, can have in addressing those issues. Moderated by Harvey V. Fineberg, AB ’67, MD ’71, MPP ’72, PhD ’80, President of the Institute of Medicine, this panel will feature three global public health leaders: Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, MPH ’65, LLD ’92, former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of WHO; Dr. Howard K. Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Pradit Sintavanarong, MPH ’89, Minister of Public Health of Thailand.
HSPH Community Centennial Celebration
Immediately following this important discussion, we will be having a community-wide Centennial celebration. Based in the Kresge cafeteria but spilling out into locations around the School, this event will feature a Centennial birthday cake, champagne toast, and other refreshments. A brief program will enable us all to celebrate together 100 years of the School’s accomplishments. Plans are underway to put together a time capsule that will preserve key memorabilia of our centennial for future generations. More details on this event will be available in the weeks ahead.
EVENTS NOVEMBER 1-4
Alumni Centennial Weekend and Second Century Symposium
On Friday, November 1, we are holding our “Second Century Symposium: A Vision for the Future of Public Health Education.” President Drew Faust and Provost Alan Garber will be among those joining us for this important event. Timed to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) in Boston, this day-long symposium at the Martin Center will gather hundreds of leaders from across higher education and public health to explore the future of education in our field. You are invited to attend. To register for this event, please go to www.hsph.harvard.edu/second-century-symposium/, as seating is limited.
On Saturday, November 2, Alumni Weekend will be in full swing, with events at the School and at the Institute of Contemporary Art to welcome Alumni back to Boston. And on November 4, the HSPH Alumni Centennial Reception will occur during the APHA Conference at the Exchange Conference Center on the Boston Fish Pier in the Seaport District, just steps from the Convention Center. Those of you attending APHA are invited to drop in – but you must register as space is limited and we want to make sure we also have sufficient refreshments on hand. To learn more about these events, please go to www.alumni.sph.harvard.edu.
We have many, many other events occurring during the fall of our Centennial year. I encourage you to attend as many as your schedules allow. For a complete list of events at the School, please go to http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/centennial/events/.
With my best wishes,
Julio Frenk, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health
T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development,
Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School