Thank you for your interest in Voices in Leadership programming! We launched a new webpage for our Harvard Chan Studio events in January 2022. Older programs are archived below; for the newest events please click here.
During the coronavirus outbreak, our regular series has been modified in two important ways. The first is that we will be broadcast using Zoom. And the second, is that we are creating a very special focus on what it takes to lead in crisis, especially during this global pandemic.
This series invites leaders to speak candidly about their experience as forerunners in their area of expertise. The program is produced in The Leadership Studio for a private audience and webcast live around the world. Highly interactive, the videos are then posted with searchable transcripts for future viewing. Learn about effective decisions and ones that failed. Hear behind-the-scenes stories from newsworthy events. Engage with accomplished leaders as they reflect on their careers and share lessons learned.
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Helen Clark, who served as prime minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008, joined in conversation with Mary T. Bassett, director of Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and incoming commissioner of health of the State of New York. They discussed the findings of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness, which was founded by the World Health Organization Director-General to address the COVID-19 pandemic and to prevent future infectious disease outbreaks. They also discussed Clark’s career and leadership in global health and in New Zealand.
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Dan Glickman engaged in conversation with Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They discussed Sec. Glickman’s leadership journey from U.S. Congress to cabinet secretary to the Motion Picture Association of America. They also discussed SNAP, nutrition, USDA support of healthy diets, the obesity epidemic, and more.
WebMD Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, engaged in conversation with Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor, Barry Bloom. The discussion centered around Dr. Whyte’s public and private sector leadership as well as the role that WebMD plays in disseminating and providing accurate information to consumers.
Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley joined the program and engaged in a discussion with Dean Michelle Williams and former Rep. Jeff Sánchez about ending racism in public health and other topics.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the program to discuss issues related to leadership during crises. He addressed his response to COVID-19 and vaccinations, systemic racism, and homelessness.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha L. Bottoms joined the program to discuss issues related to leadership during dual crises. She addressed the issues of working to confront COVID-19 and systemic racism, as well as the 2020 election.
Sandra L. Fenwick, Boston Children’s Hospital CEO, joins the program to discuss issues related to leadership during the pandemic. She will address the issues of COVID-19 and children.