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”

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”

Nils Daulaire, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Negotiating Act Three for Global Health on the World’s Stage Thursday, January 28, 2016 Dr. Nils Daulaire served in the Obama Administration as Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as the United States Representative on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization, as well as Alternate U.S. Board Member to the Global Fund. Earlier, he served in the Clinton Administration as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Policy at the U.S. Agency for … Continue reading “Nils Daulaire, Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services”

Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund

Leadership in Getting AIDS on the World Bank Agenda Tuesday, May 5, 2015 Dr. Debrework Zewdie, an Ethiopian national, has led strategy, policy implementation, and management of development programs at country, regional, and global levels for international bodies such as the World Bank and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.  She conceptualized and managed the groundbreaking US$1 billion Multi-country HIV/AIDS Program that changed the AIDS funding landscape and pioneered the large-scale multi-sectorial response with direct financing to civil … Continue reading “Debrework Zewdie, Former Director of the World Bank Global AIDS Program, and Deputy Executive Director and COO of the Global Fund”

Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture for Guyana

Leadership in Fighting HIV/AIDS in Guyana Thursday, January 22, 2015 Dr. Leslie Ramsammy has served as Minister of Agriculture for Guyana since 2011. Previously, he was Minister of Health from 2001 to 2011, where he worked extensively in reducing deaths and infections in Guyana from HIV/AIDS. His broad public health stewardship saw him elected Chair of The Global Fund board for Affordable Medicines for Malaria, a position that he currently holds. Dr. Ramsammy has also served as President of the 61st World … Continue reading “Leslie Ramsammy, Minister of Agriculture for Guyana”

Gabriel Jaramillo, former General Manager of The Global Fund

Gabriel Jaramillo, who lead the broad transformation of The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, discusses critical aspects of organizational change from his expertise in banking and how he transferred those skills to global health. This session is entitled “If It Works – Fix It: Leading Transformation at The Global Fund.”

Frank Nyonator, Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana

Dr. Frank Nyonator, Senior Leadership Fellow at HSPH and Dean of the School of Public Health, University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Ghana, spoke on “Championing Leadership: In Pursuit of Universal Health Coverage.” Dr. Nyonator discussed leading organizational change at the Ghana Ministry of Health.

Challenges for Health Leaders Today: A Conversation with Ministers from Spain and Switzerland

A stimulating discussion with a Minister of Health from Spain (Bengoa), and an international public health expert from Switerland (Zeltner) on leadership at the top and the implications for being lonely in the position.

Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Leadership at the USDA, UNICEF, and Beyond Ann Veneman is the former Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), where she directed a staff of more than 11,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. In 2009, she was named to the Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women list and has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. From 2001 to 2005, Veneman was Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), one of most … Continue reading “Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director of UNICEF and former Secretary of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)”