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

Public Health and Criminal Justice: Leadership Lessons 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. 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 … Continue reading “R. Gil Kerlikowske, Former Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection”

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

Leadership: Daring to Fail TODAY- watch live at 12:30 P.M. EST  Steve Beshear served as the 61st Governor of Kentucky from 2007-2015.  He also served as Attorney General from 1979 to 1983, Lieutenant Governor from 1983 to 1987 and was a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1973 to 1979. As Governor, Steve expanded the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act and launched the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, benefiting over 500,000 Kentuckians. These actions together … Continue reading “Steven Beshear, Former Governor of Kentucky and Menschel Senior Fellow at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health”

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”

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”

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”

Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative

Leadership to Impact Today’s Global Challenges Thursday, April 21, 2016 Helene D. Gayle is CEO of McKinsey Social Initiative, a nonprofit organization that implements programs that bring together varied stakeholders to address complex global social challenges. As the inaugural CEO, Dr. Gayle is setting direction and building the organization. Previously, Dr. Gayle was president and CEO of CARE USA, a leading international humanitarian organization with approximately 10,000 staff whose poverty fighting programs reached over 97 million people in 87 countries. … Continue reading “Helene Gayle, CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative”

Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator for Massachusetts

Fighting for Change in the U.S. Senate Friday, April 8, 2016 Elizabeth Warren is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts, elected in 2012. She was the driving force behind the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Senator Warren is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. A law professor for more than 30 years, most recently at … Continue reading “Elizabeth Warren, United States Senator for Massachusetts”

Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation

At the Helm of Leadership in Government, Academia, and Foundations Thursday, March 24, 2016 Donna E. Shalala is the president of the Clinton Foundation. Previously, she served as president of the University of Miami and Professor of Political Science. Donna received her A.B. in history from Western College for Women and her Ph.D. from Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University. She served as President of Hunter College of CUNY from 1980 to 1987, and as Chancellor of … Continue reading “Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation”

Thomas Daschle, Former Senator Majority Leader and Founder & CEO of the Daschle Group

Leadership In and Out of Government Tuesday, March 8, 2016   This was part one of an ongoing series regarding the United States federal government’s focus on public health in the U.S. Watch part two with former Senator Trent Lott here. Senator Daschle is the Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson. The Daschle Group is a full-service strategic advisory firm that advises clients on a broad array of economic, policy and political … Continue reading “Thomas Daschle, Former Senator Majority Leader and Founder & CEO of the Daschle Group”