Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

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These forums began in 2001 with the Future of Public Health Symposium Series, which was sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Over the years, this series has brought experts from the U.S. and other nations to HSPH to share their views on the major challenges and opportunities in their fields and disciplines.


Thursday, May 1 201Dr Gonzalez Anaya
Centennial Dean’s Distinguished
“Health and Social Security at a Crossroads in Mexico”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. José Antonio González Anaya
General Director, Mexican Social Security Institute
View the event webcast.




Friday, March 7, 2014
Centennial Dean’s Distinguished Lecture
“National Leadership and Organisations vs. Transactional Leadership and Organisations”
Keynote Speaker: Right Honorable Dr. Hage Geingob,
Prime Minister of the Republic of Namibia
Faculty Presenter: Dr. Max Essex
Welcome and Discussion Moderation: Dean Julio Frenk
Lecture: 12:30 PM
Kresge G1
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
***A light lunch will be served.



Wednesday, January 15, 2014
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Book Presentation
“Affordable Excellence: The Singapore Healthcare Story”
Keynote Speaker: Dr. William A. Haseltine
Faculty Presenter: Dr. Ashish Jha
Welcome and Discussion Moderation: Dean Julio Frenk
Lecture: 4:00 PM
Kresge G2
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Reception to follow.
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Information for our audience regarding Dean’s Distinguished Lectures
These lectures are open to the Harvard University community and to the public. A valid Harvard University ID is required for access to the building. If you do not have a HUID, please contact the Office of the Dean at least 48 hours in advance of the event date so that we may arrange a Visitor Pass for you. Members of the Press are requested to please contact the HSPH Office of Communications prior to attendance of the lecture. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis and overflow space is not always available; with this in mind, please plan to arrive prior to the start of the lecture to ensure a seat. Dean’s Distinguished Lectures are scheduled from 4:00 – 5:00 pm typically have a reception following for those who attended the event.