HSPH community Centennial events

Several big events to celebrate Harvard School of Public Health’s 100th Birthday are scheduled for the next two weeks.

Highlights of free events open to the entire HSPH community this week include:

October 24, 3:30 PM, Kresge Cafeteria

Presentation of Centennial Medals and Next Generation Award
This event will not be broadcast online, so join in the festivities by watching the broadcast in the Kresge Cafeteria with your colleagues. Refreshments will be served. This will be your only opportunity to watch this event — it will not be available online for viewing later.

October 25, 3:00 PM, Kresge Cafeteria

HSPH Community Birthday Celebration
Join in a champagne toast. Have some birthday cake, and enjoy other food and drink. Learn what will be put into the Centennial time capsule to share with future generations of HSPH faculty, staff and students — the time capsule won’t be opened until 2063, so now is your chance! There will be a few surprises, as well. Mark your calendar and be sure to join all your HSPH colleagues for this party!

October 25, 2:00 PM, Kresge G-1

Centennial Panel: Leadership for a Healthier World — Insights from the Front Lines of Global Health

Moderated by Institute of Medicine President Harvey Fineberg, this event will be an interactive discussion with ministerial-level leaders from the US and around the world about the future of the field of public health. Panelists will share their insights about the public health issues of our time and the transformative role educational institutions, especially HSPH, will have in preparing the next generation of health leaders.

Moderator: Harvey V. Fineberg, AB ’67, MD ’71, MPP ’72, PhD ’80
President, Institute of Medicine
Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, MPH ’65
Former Prime Minister of Norway and former Director-General of WHO; Deputy Chair of The Elders
Minister Suraya Dalil, MPH ’05
Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan
Dr. Howard K. Koh
United States Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Kelechi Ohiri, MPH ’02, SM ’03
Senior Adviser, Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria
Dr. Pradit Sintavanarong, MPH ’89
Minister of Public Health of Thailand

Other upcoming Centennial events:

October 24, 6:00 PM

Centennial Gala and Capital Campaign kickoff
This ticketed event at the Revere Hotel Boston Common is sold out.

October 25

Classes are not in session, but the School is open. Sebastian’s Cafeteria will be serving a limited menu and will only be accepting cash.

A Centennial Leadership Summit event is being held in multiple locations within Kresge for supporters and friends of the School from 9:00 AM-2:00 PM.

COMING UP November 1-4

Some of these events are at capacity. Others still have seating availability, but require registration.

November 1

The Second Century Symposium: Transforming Public Health Education

November 1-4

Alumni Weekend