*Please note that this is an in person event*
On Friday, March 1, ClassACT’s Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program, along with Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs (WCFIA) and the Salata Institute, will host a daylong Symposium focused on climate change mitigation strategies in emerging economies. The Symposium will be available both in person at the Weatherhead Center and on Zoom.
This one-day symposium will be the third that ClassACT has sponsored in collaboration with the Weatherhead Center.
The Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program of ClassACT HR73 brings a Fellow or Fellows from majority-Muslim countries for one year in the Mason Fellows Program at Harvard Kennedy School. Our current Fellow, Nazmul Haque (see attached bio), has a long and successful career developing public-private partnerships in response to climate change in his native country, Bangladesh. Using his experience as a case study, our panelists will examine and enlarge upon the example offered by Nazmul, considering size of country, general economic and political factors, institutions, technology, and leadership and the inter-relationship of climate change mitigation with other national and international priorities.
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The participants in the program for the day include:
James Engell AB ’73, PhD ’78, Gurney Professor of English Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature
The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs welcomes individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the access provided, please get in touch with Sarah Banse in advance of your participation or visit. Requests for Sign Language interpreters and/or CART providers should be made at least two weeks in advance, if possible. Please note that the Weatherhead Center will make every effort to secure services, but that services are subject to availability.
Nothing is more fundamental to the U.S. Constitution and our democracy than the right of every citizen to vote. While approximately 66% of the American voting eligible population turned out to vote in 2020*, the one-third (approximately 77 million) eligible voters who did not vote represent the highest proportion of non-voters in a presidential election in one hundred years.** How do we change this dynamic, convince citizens that their vote, their voice matters and is a tool for change?
ClassACT HR73 and JusticeAid are proud to present To The Ballot Box! Our Vote, Our Voice, a ZOOM public forum moderated by MSNBC’s Joy Reid H'91, with Black Voters Matter (BVM) co-founders LaTosha Brown and Cliff Albright, and a special presentation by Paine the Poet. Special guest moderator will soon be announced!
The right to vote and participate in should not be a controversial issue, but it has become one. The forum will explore issues related to these rights, voter apathy, voter suppression as well as how to engage and motivate citizens in local communities and across the country to have a voice, register to vote and vote.
Join us for this vibrant and timely discussion.
Cliff Albright, Panelist, the co-founder Black Voters Matter, is a political economist, speaker and activist. He is a 2020 Soros Equality Fellow.
LaTosha Brown, Panelist, the co-founder Black Voters Matter, is an organizer, social justice activist and jazz singer. Ms. Brown was a 2019 Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Paine the Poet, who will be giving a special spoken word presentation, is a spoken word artist, activist, educator, and public speaker from Columbus, OH. He uses his gift of poetry and lyricism to bridge the gap between the “disenfranchised” and the society from which they have been detached.
Black Voters Matter, the 2024 grantee-partner of JusticeAid, works to increase civic engagement and power building in predominantly Black communities.
*Pew Research Center: https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2023/07/12/voter-turnout-2018-2022/
4) the ever constant challenge of government providing appropriate guardrails for the pursuit of profit. The recent experience of Chat , GPT provides an insightful case study.
Registration and more information TBD.
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