WHAT THE BENAZIR BHUTTO LEADERSHIP PROGRAM OFFERS
The Network was created at the request of the first BBLP Associates. The BBLP Network is the working group of the Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program. It includes Associates and Fellows, the BBLP Steering Committee, the Mentor/Advisors, the ClassACT Board, and the Advisory Board. The connecting tissue of the Network is collaborative work to promote the BBLP mission. Strong relationship development is a cornerstone of the Network.
Scholars studying in Harvard graduate programs who come from these regions and whose goals are aligned with the principles of this program have been and will be invited to participate in the Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program as Associates. Associates provide advice to shape the BBLP and help build a larger network of leaders, while at Harvard and later, in the field. They, like the Fellows, are part of the BBLP Network and will have access to the Mentor/Advisor program of BBLP. The Associates and Fellows provide collegiality, intellectual capital, and support to one another.
Those who have received the HKS ClassACT HR1973 Graduate Leadership Program Fellowship in Honor of Benazir Bhutto. Fellows provide advice to shape the BBLP and help build a larger network of leaders, while at Harvard and later, in the field. They, like the Associates, are part of the BBLP Network and will have access to the Mentor/Advisor program of BBLP. The Fellows and Associates provide collegiality, intellectual capital, and support to one another.
The Co-Curricular Program
Fellows and Associates may participate in the Co-curricular opportunities of the Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program. We offer to match the Fellows' and Associates’ interests and leadership development needs with appropriate HR73 classmates and their networks, to serve as advisors or mentors. Opportunities may include:
● Access to Orientation and program elements at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs
● HR73 classmate, HKS, and WCFIA facilitated connections in the US and other countries
● Access to advisors and mentors once Fellows and Associates have returned to their work/countries
● Group meetings with leaders, advisors, influence makers from HR73 and their networks
● Regular gatherings of Associates, while in Cambridge, to build personal relationships and share knowledge and experience
● Opportunities to attend conferences/events in other locations
The BBLP public education component, developed with input from Fellows and Associates, promotes understanding in the American public as well as cross-cultural exchange emphasizing the core principles outlined above. This element may include presentations in conjunction with HKS and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, outreach to Harvard alumni, programs for children and teens, webinars, and social media campaigns.
Click here for Classmate and journalist Dick Friedman's write-up on our April 12th Weatherhead Assembly
What's Wrong with Democracy?
Excerpts from the 2016 BBLP Assembly