Pop Center 50th Anniversary Dinner

Celebratory Dinner and Ceremony

Monday, April 28, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

6:00–6:45 pm

Wine Reception and Welcome
Alan Garber, MD, PhD, Provost, Harvard University

6:45–7:30 pm


7:30–9:00 pm

Lisa F. Berkman, PhD, Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Remarks on the Center’s History
Julio Frenk, MD, PhD, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health; T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

50th Anniversary Honors
To mark this golden anniversary, we honor three remarkable individuals who have made significant contributions to the Pop Center’s direction and legacy.

Sissela Bok, PhD
Writer, philosopher, and professor, Dr. Bok has been an incredible and poignant presence at the Center for over two decades. In addition to authoring books such as “Exploring Happiness,” “Lying: Moral Choice in Private and Public Life,” and “Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation,” she has also co-edited and co-authored articles and books that tackle the dilemmas of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, as well as the challenges of teaching ethics in higher education. Numerous faculty and fellows have benefited from her mentorship.

Lincoln Chen, MD, MPH
Dr. Chen served as the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health at HSPH and director of the Harvard Pop Center from 1987–1996. During this decade, he elevated the stature of the Center by bringing in scientists from other schools and departments. Health transitions in developing countries and reproductive health became a new, urgent focus. Dr. Chen was also executive vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation from 1997–2001 and directed the Global Equity Initiative of Harvard’s Asia Center from 2001–2006. He is currently president of the China Medical Board, which was endowed in 1914 by John D. Rockefeller as an independent foundation that seeks to advance health in China and Asia by strengthening medical education, research, and policy.

Mary Revelle Paci
For the past 20 years, Mary Revelle Paci has focused her interest and passion in the areas of education and public health. She is the daughter of Roger Revelle, the Center’s founding director, and has been a member of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Leadership Council since 2005. She serves as a member of the Harvard Chan School AIDS Initiative’s International Advisory Council. For two decades, Ms. Paci has been a devoted member of the Center’s Partners Council, which advises the leadership on issues of scientific research, vision, communication, and development.