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Leading with empathy: A conversation with former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

November 17th, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Good political leadership requires acumen, decisiveness – and empathy. Jacinda Ardern, former prime minister of New Zealand, built her career with empathy at its core. During the 5 ½ years that she led her country, Ardern demonstrated that value repeatedly, from her successful approach to protecting lives during the pandemic to her quick action to strengthen gun control following attacks on mosques. Now a fellow at Harvard and a role model to many, Ardern will reflect on what it’s like to make hard but compassionate policy choices under a global spotlight. 


Right Honorable Dame Jacinda Ardern, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand 


Jane Kim, Interim Dean of the Faculty, Dean for Academic Affairs, K.T. Li Professor of Health Economics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 


Date: November 17th, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Calendars: Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events


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