R. Gil Kerlikowske, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Public Health and Criminal Justice: Leadership Lessons Tuesday, April 4, 2017 R. Gil Kerlikowske is the former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), having been nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in March, 2014.  When he left office in January 2017, he was the only confirmed CBP Commissioner during President Obama’s administration. He is now currently an IOP Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Steven Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky and Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Leadership: Daring to Fail The lottery to attend this event is now open! Submit your name for a chance to be in the audience for this exciting talk. Must have a valid Harvard ID to attend. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Steve Beshear served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007-2015.  He also served as Attorney General from, Lieutenant Governor,  and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1973 to 2015. As Governor, Mr. Beshear expanded the expansion of … Continue reading “Steven Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky and Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health”

Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health and Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League

Leadership in Academic Medicine Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Elizabeth Nabel has served as president of Brigham Health—comprised of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Physician Organization—since 2010. A distinguished biomedical researcher and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Nabel brings a unique perspective to health care based on her experience as a physician, research scientist, academic medicine leader, and wellness advocate. In 2015, she was appointed chief health and medical advisor to the … Continue reading “Elizabeth Nabel, President of Brigham Health and Chief Health and Medical Adviser to the National Football League”

Baroness Tessa Jowell, Former Member of British Parliament, Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow

Public Health Leadership: Why Do We Know So Much and Do So Little Friday, December 2, 2016 Baroness Tessa Jowell served as a Member of British Parliament from 1992-2015. Throughout these years, she held several positions in government, such as Minister of State for Public Health (1997-1999), Minister of State for Employment, Welfare to Work and Equal Opportunities (1999-2001), and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and member of the Cabinet (2001-2007). Baroness Jowell also initiated and managed the winning bid for the London … Continue reading “Baroness Tessa Jowell, Former Member of British Parliament, Richard L. and Ronay A. Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow”

Peter Staley, AIDS and LGBT rights activist; founder of the Treatment Action Group and AIDSmeds.com

Activism, Leadership & Health Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Peter Staley was diagnosed with AIDS-related complex in 1985 while working as a bond trader at JP Morgan on Wall Street. He joined ACT UP New York shortly after its founding in 1987, and chaired its fundraising committee for three years. In 1988, he left his Wall Street job to become a full-time AIDS activist, joining ACT UP’s Treatment & Data Committee (T&D). In 1989, Staley led ACT UP’s campaign to force … Continue reading “Peter Staley, AIDS and LGBT rights activist; founder of the Treatment Action Group and AIDSmeds.com”

Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow; former reporter and anchor for CBS News; former moderator of “Face the Nation”

Election 2016 Recap with Bob Schieffer Thursday, November 17, 2016 Bob Schieffer has been a reporter for more than half a century and a part of CBS News for 46 years. He is one of the few reporters on Capitol Hill to have covered all four of the major beats: The Pentagon, the U.S. State Department, the Congress, and the White House. He has interviewed every president since Richard Nixon and nearly every candidate who has sought the Oval Office. … Continue reading “Bob Schieffer, Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow; former reporter and anchor for CBS News; former moderator of “Face the Nation””

Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Mississippi

Bipartisan Leadership: A Conversation with Trent Lott Tuesday, October 25, 2016   This was part two of an ongoing series regarding the United States federal government’s focus on public health in the U.S. Watch part one with former Senator Thomas Daschle here.   Senator Trent Lott represented the people of Mississippi in Congress for 35 years and is one of a handful of officials to have held elected leadership positions in both the House of Representatives and Senate. During his … Continue reading “Trent Lott, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Senator from Mississippi”

Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston

THIS EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED The live webcast takes place on this page from 12:30-1:00 p.m. ET, is open to the public, and requires no prior registration. The in-person event is open via RSVP to those with Harvard ID, and takes place 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Leadership Studio at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Martin J. Walsh, a lifelong champion of working people and a proud product of the City of Boston, was sworn in as the City’s … Continue reading “Martin J. Walsh, Mayor of Boston”

Ann Compton, Journalist and Former White House Correspondent for ABC News

In the Heat of the Action: Journalistic Leadership from Watergate to 9/11 and Beyond Monday, October 3, 2016 Ann Compton was the first woman assigned by a television network to cover the White House and her longevity and impact have been considered unmatched over the span of her 41 years on the air for ABC News.  After retiring from daily coverage in 2014, Ann was brought back to cover the 2016 political conventions for ABC.  Ann is also a member … Continue reading “Ann Compton, Journalist and Former White House Correspondent for ABC News”

Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria

Leadership Lessons Learned: Eradicating Polio in Nigeria Thursday, September 8, 2016 Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate served as Nigeria’s Minister of State for Health from 2011-2013. Prior, he was the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Pate is currently a professor at the Duke University Global Health Institute. He also serves on the agenda committee of the World Economic Forum and is a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on … Continue reading “Muhammad Pate, Former Minister of State for Health of Nigeria”