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  • August 21, 2019 9:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Classmate and Federal Judge Amy Totenberg is working to ensure that the election process is just. Click here to read the Washington Post article about her!

  • May 31, 2019 12:10 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    What's wrong with democracy? Classmate and journalist Dick Friedman has an answer in his writeup on the discussions about democracy that took place that took place during our April 12th Weatherhead Assembly. Check it out here!

  • April 08, 2019 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Interested in the panels, speakers, and events happening this Friday? Click here to find and share the program for the 2019 Weatherhead Assembly!

  • February 18, 2019 8:02 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On Saturday, April 13th, the South Asia engagement group of HKS will hold the South Asia Symposium - Challenges Facing the Leaders of Tomorrow. Come to discuss common problems being faced by the region such as insufficient energy, lack of youth participation in politics, corruption in governance, the implications of regional peace and human rights in business.  

  • February 18, 2019 7:11 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On April 12, 2019, the Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program will host a symposium, co-sponsored with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, to consider democratic institutions in the Middle East and South Asia against the backdrop of assessments of democracy in America.

    In the course of the day, BBLP will convene experts on democratic institutions in the U.S. and abroad and bring them together with ClassACT HR73 affiliates, BBLP’s inaugural Fellows at HKS, BBLP Associates from the broader Harvard community, and the general public. Together and in panels and working groups, we will explore the motives and means to deliver on the ideals that drove Benazir Bhutto’s career and generate next steps for the BBLP community.

  • February 07, 2019 11:35 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Classmate Erum Khalid Sattar writes in Newsweek about managing Pakistan's water resources. Read her article here!

  • January 28, 2019 11:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    BBLP Fellows are on to great things! Read up on Natasha Jehangir Khan's Tribune article on tolerance, diversity, and inclusion in Pakistan. 

  • January 17, 2019 3:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We want to extend a big thank you to the many classmates who donated in 2018! We couldn't have done it without you! See donor list below.

    John Adams   

    Earl Bennett   

    Joe Bertagna   

    Gary Bond   

    Marion Dry   

    James Engell   

    Mark Ferguson   

    Julia Frank   

    Peter Galbraith   

    Sallie Gouverneur   

    Sara Greenberg   

    David Griffin   

    Leigh Hafrey   

    Sharman Haley   

    Jerome Harris   

    Debi Hendler   

    Thomas Howell   

    Terry Hunt   

    Andrea Kirsch   

    Alice Kleeman   

    Fritz Klein   

    Rob Lawrence   

    Anne MacKinnon   

    Peter Mazareas   

    Tom McNamara   

    Steve Milliken   

    Roger Myerson   

    Debi Neipris Hendler   

    George Putnam   

    Tina Rathborne   

    Patricia Rosbrow   

    Nick Sakellariadis   

    Joshua Schwartz   

    Charles Sink   

    Jonathan Sprague   

    Therese Steiner   

    Phil Straus   

    Leslie Tolbert   

    Seth Waxman   

    Helen Weeks   

    Juliet Wheeler   

    Henrietta Wigglesworth Lodge   

    Alfred Williams

  • November 20, 2018 12:47 PM | Anonymous

    ESPN2's Defy the Odds tells the story of the Sports Analytics Club formed by inner city youth at Edmondson-Westside High School in Baltimore and their data analytics research project to get alum Marvin Webster, "The Eraser," elected into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Click here to watch the video and read this article from The Undefeated!

    The Sports Analytics Club Program concept, the brainchild of HR73 classmate Bobby Clayton, is designed to address the underrepresentation of African American and Latinx young men and women in STEM advanced studies and STEM relevant careers. Bobby has enlisted Professor Ben Shields of MIT Sloan SchoolFaculty Advisor to the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, as his lead partner. While underrepresented students remain a priority, the initial concept has been broadened to embrace youth, regardless of ethnic, racial, or socioeconomic status. In the 2018-19 academic year, the Program has established Sports Analytics Clubs at 14 high schools across the nation, partnering with 18 major universities. A University Advisor is selected for each Club to collaborate with the STEM Teacher Advisor, Professor Shields and SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) from the professional sports teams to design the actionable sports analytics research projects to be completed by the Club members.

    The University Advisor partnerships include such major universities as American, HowardTufts, Morgan State, George Washington, Tulane, University of Maryland Baltimore County, University of Akron, University of New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana, Southern and Tuskegee.

    ClassACT has gone to bat for this one. Over two dozen HR73 classmates across the country have been helping out with planning, networking, and business development.

    If you are interested in helping out with this ClassACT initiative and would like to learn more, send us a note.

    Read Marvin Webster’s bio and check out The Baltimore Sun’s story.

  • October 02, 2018 7:48 PM | Anonymous

    In August 2018 after five years in development the Osiligi Medical Dispensary officially opened, the first major step in a larger plan to bring medical care to over 200,000 members of the Maasai community in the Narok District of Kenya.

    On the Dispensary’s opening day, fifty-six patients were evaluated for their glucose level and hypertension, and eye glasses were distributed to those in need. David Weeks, Global Education Director from the Glenelg Country School and his former student, Kikanae Punyua of the local Maasai community, were joined by Dr. Tayo Awotunde, a pharmacist from Greenbelt, Maryland, who supplied medication and assisted in patient evaluations. Martin Punyua, a local Maasai medical student, supported the glucose and blood pressure evaluations. An additional pharmacist, a nurse, a lab technician, an HIV/AIDS counselor, and a nutritionist counselor, all funded by the local Narok Health Department, were also able to attend the opening. The local doctor for the Osiligi Medical Dispensary arrived the following day to meet with Weeks, Kikanae Punyua and the Dispensary governing committee of local Maasai elders.

    David Weeks and community members stand in front of the Osiligi Medical Dispensary

    The Osiligi Medical Dispensary consists of two rooms for labor/delivery and recovery and two rooms for emergency care and consultation, along with a small pharmacy, medical lab, waiting room and washrooms. By the beginning of October the facility will be open full time. 

    David and community members take a break from their work to smile for the cameraDavid Weeks, Kikanae Punyua and the Maasai elders of the Dispensary governing committee met with a local contractor to discuss the plans for the construction of a new medical facility, to be separate from the Dispensarywith an outdoor covered seating area to accommodate waiting patients and their familiesand contain a pharmacy with storeroom, a medical lab for preparing traditional Maasai medical remedies, a dentist’s office,  a vision center and an indoor waiting room. Having viewed the floor plan and determined the location for the center, the contractor and his crew began to break ground for the facility’s foundation.  Approximately $35,000 US has already been raised for construction of this new facility, expected to cost $60,000. With the development of this new Maasai Medical Center the Narok Health Department will be able to provide more comprehensive medical support to the local community. 

    Plans have already been made for constructing the Osiligi Hospital Ward to be located across from the Osiligi Medical Dispensary. This facility will provide overnight accommodations for patients and their families as well as medical personnel.  This new medical complex that will not only serve the approximately 600 students in the neighboring Ole Punyua Primary School but also the 200,000 members of the Maasai community in the Narok District of Kenya. 

    For more information contact David Weeks by email at weeks@glenelg.org or by cell at 443-794-4302.

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