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2 Special Events in December

December 10, 2020 2:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

ClassACT HR73 is pleased to announce two great events taking place in December.

1. Remembering Benazir Bhutto: Lessons in Resilience, Democracy, and Leadership

The first, on Saturday, December 12 at 9am EST, features former Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program Fellow, Natasha Jehangir Khan, as co-moderator, and HR73 classmate Peter Galbraith, as a member of the panel.

To join, please register at

Co-sponsors: Harvard Law School Women’s Law Association, ClassACT HR’73

Media Partners: Courting the Law

Optional Resource Materials:

 Benazir Bhutto’s biography and interview by the Academy of Achievement

 Benazir Bhutto: Paying the Ultimate Price (Podcast) 

 Benazir Bhutto’s interview on “Rendevouz with Simi Grewal” 

 Obituary by the NY Times

2. ClassACT HR85 Presents:

Healing American Democracy: A Conversation with Michael Abramowitz, ’85, president of Freedom House

Tuesday, December 15, 8pm EST

For the second, the ClassACT HR73 Justice and Civic Engagement Initiative is proud to promote this forum presented by ClassACT HR85.

Register here

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 seemed to mark the triumph of democracy. Yet, three decades later, democratic governance is declining around the globe. Shockingly to many, recent events have called into question the security and vibrancy of American democracy as well.

ClassACT HR85 welcomes fellow alumni to join us in exploring the issue of democracy protection. To launch our initiative into this vital and timely issue, we are excited to announce an upcoming online event: “Healing American Democracy: A Conversation with Michael Abramowitz, ’85, president of Freedom House.” The event will take place on Tuesday, December 15 @8:00 PM EST.

Freedom House was founded in 1941 to advocate for American participation in World War II and the fight against fascism. Since 1973, Freedom House has been assessing levels of democracy in every country around the globe in its annual report Freedom in the World. Michael Abramowitz has been the president of Freedom House since 2017.

This online event will consist of a moderated conversation between Michael and David Schanzer, ’85, followed by an open discussion on democracy protection and ways private citizens can work towards securing American democracy.

Preregistration for the event is required. Please join us here.

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