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Welcome to the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Council, Washington D.C.

Global Alumni Network of the Year 2017

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As the largest and most active Harvard Kennedy School alumni network in the world, we represent over 9,000 Kennedy School graduates in the Capital's metropolitan area. We seek to serve our fellow alums by extending the special learning, community and spirit of the Harvard Kennedy School. We deliver professional activities to support learning and growth in public policy, public service, politics, career development, social networking and much more. Participation is what we seek to drive. We invite all HKS alums in the D.C. area to get involved.

Ask What You Can Do.

Networking for Career Transitions and New Ambitions: An interactive workshop

January 30, 2020

How do you break into a new industry, start a new career, or move up within your organization? Sharpen your networking skills in this hands-on workshop led by communication expert and HKS faculty member, Allison Shapira (MC/MPA 2010). Learn the most effective way to succinctly describe yourself and your goals, and how to authentically engage others in meaningful conversation. You’ll also have an opportunity to practice these skills in a post-program reception with other HKS alumni, colleagues, and friends. You will walk away with practical strategies and new relationships that can lead to your next job, promotion, or new business. 

What: Networking for Career Transitions and New Ambitions: An Interactive Workshop

Where: Alliance Bernstein,  800 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1100, Washington, DC 20006

When: January 30, 2020 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Space is limited!!! Don’t wait and reserve your spot now.  Ticket sales will stay open until the event. ​Click here to RSVP & Buy Tickets

Implementing Public Policy with Professor Matt Andrews

February 12, 2020

Join us for a talk on how governments develop and implement policies in the face of complex challenges. A pre-talk reception with drinks and refreshments will be offered during registration from 6:30 - 7:00 PM, and Professor Andrews will speak from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. 

Alumni, current students, and guests are all invited to participate. Early Bird tickets are on sale through February 1. 

Save the Date: International Policy Roundtable

February 19, 2020

The HKS International Policy Roundtable (IPR) is a new DC special interest group for HKS alumni. The group aims to serve as a forum to discuss matters of global significance involving a range of international policy topics. Structured as a participatory roundtable, the IPR seeks to expand alumni engagement within the HKS DC community, while providing opportunities for alumni to forge friendships and professional networks.  

The next IPR (at 6 PM on 2/19) will feature Missy Ryan, Washington Post reporter and HKS alum, sharing her insights on some of the biggest policy issues currently taking place in the Middle East. 


Stay tuned for more details and registration information!

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