Tri-School Happy Hour is a success once again

Around 80 alumni from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Tufts Fletcher School gathered at Penn Social, 801 E Street, NW for the sixth annual Tri-School Happy Hour. Special thanks go to HKS Global Alumni Board member, Emilian Papadopoulos, who led coordination efforts from HKS. With Ben Goldsmith and Ankur Shukla, Emilian also runs the HKS in DC Facebook Group - a highly valuable, growing community online that is a key platform for our HKS community here in DC.

Tri-School Happy Hour is a success once again

Around 80 alumni from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Tufts Fletcher School gathered at Penn Social, 801 E Street, NW for the sixth annual Tri-School Happy Hour. Special thanks go to HKS Global Alumni Board member, Emilian Papadopoulos, who led coordination efforts from HKS. With Ben Goldsmith and Ankur Shukla, Emilian also runs the HKS in DC Facebook Group - a highly valuable, growing community online that is a key platform for our HKS community here in DC.

The Washington Post Features Forum One, A Company Founded by HKS Alumni in D.C.

Some criticize business people for being in it for just the money. But many are in it for the money and a chance to do some good. Like Chris Wolz. Wolz, 56, and his two business partners, classmates at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, built their company, Forum One, into a thriving enterprise that tries to make money while also pushing social goals such as better housing, medical care and a cleaner environment. The 20-year-old firm is a nicely profitable digital marketing agency that has been growing 15 to 20 percent a year. Forum One’s mission is to make user-friendly websites for clients that include the Gates Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the John D. and Catherine T. Ma

The Washington Post Features Forum One, A Company Founded by HKS Alumni in D.C.

Some criticize business people for being in it for just the money. But many are in it for the money and a chance to do some good. Like Chris Wolz. Wolz, 56, and his two business partners, classmates at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, built their company, Forum One, into a thriving enterprise that tries to make money while also pushing social goals such as better housing, medical care and a cleaner environment. The 20-year-old firm is a nicely profitable digital marketing agency that has been growing 15 to 20 percent a year. Forum One’s mission is to make user-friendly websites for clients that include the Gates Foundation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the John D. and Catherine T. Ma

Pioneering Alum Screens World Class Music Documentary

HKS DC Council co-sponsored a unique screening and panel discussion at the National Press Club of Soundbreaking. A passion project by Producer David Lanstaff (College 1977 & HBS 1981) with project COO Barbara Zadina (MPP, 1987), Soundbreaking examines the interplay of technological and musical innovations. The PBS series presents the stories of some of the greatest artists of our time - what influenced them and how they influenced others - and observes the impact that recorded music has had on society and our culture. Already sold into 33 countries with record-breaking reviews, Soundbreaking has been nominated for Critic’s Choice Documentary Award, and has been hailed as “one of the bes

Pioneering Alum Screens World Class Music Documentary

HKS DC Council co-sponsored a unique screening and panel discussion at the National Press Club of Soundbreaking. A passion project by Producer David Lanstaff (College 1977 & HBS 1981) with project COO Barbara Zadina (MPP, 1987), Soundbreaking examines the interplay of technological and musical innovations. The PBS series presents the stories of some of the greatest artists of our time - what influenced them and how they influenced others - and observes the impact that recorded music has had on society and our culture. Already sold into 33 countries with record-breaking reviews, Soundbreaking has been nominated for Critic’s Choice Documentary Award, and has been hailed as “one of the bes

Council Provides Safe Space to Reflect After Election Result

Around thirty HKS alums gathered at the Truman Lounge at the National Press Club to reflect on the historic and significant election of Donald Trump to the Oval Office. The HKS DC Alumni Council acknowledged the significance of the day's election result for the HKS community in D.C. and across the world, and so called an impromptu gathering for drinks and conversation with classmates. Of note, HKS alum and Congressman Chris Van Hollen was elected to the Senate. Many thanks to HKS DC councilor Lisa-Joy Zgorski for generously hosting this event at short notice. The Council and its activities are non-partisan.

Council Provides Safe Space to Reflect After Election Result

Around thirty HKS alums gathered at the Truman Lounge at the National Press Club to reflect on the historic and significant election of Donald Trump to the Oval Office. The HKS DC Alumni Council acknowledged the significance of the day's election result for the HKS community in D.C. and across the world, and so called an impromptu gathering for drinks and conversation with classmates. Of note, HKS alum and Congressman Chris Van Hollen was elected to the Senate. Many thanks to HKS DC councilor Lisa-Joy Zgorski for generously hosting this event at short notice. The Council and its activities are non-partisan.

HKS Unifies Alumni Groups in DC on Election Night

In excess of 100 people from over 8 university alumni groups attended the election night gathering at 1831 M Street, NW. HKS DC Council hosted a relaxed, informal affair with folks dropping in or staying for the duration to watch the results roll in. A more diverse crowd than other HKS in DC activities, many stimulating discussions were had about policy and politics. The HKS DC Council partnered with the following alumni groups across the city: Harvard Club, MIT Club, Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development, Harvard Business School, Columbia, John Hopkins, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Penn Club, Princeton, Cornell, Smith College and Oxford University. A very special thank you to

HKS Unifies Alumni Groups in DC on Election Night

In excess of 100 people from over 8 university alumni groups attended the election night gathering at 1831 M Street, NW. HKS DC Council hosted a relaxed, informal affair with folks dropping in or staying for the duration to watch the results roll in. A more diverse crowd than other HKS in DC activities, many stimulating discussions were had about policy and politics. The HKS DC Council partnered with the following alumni groups across the city: Harvard Club, MIT Club, Women in Defense, Diplomacy and Development, Harvard Business School, Columbia, John Hopkins, Harvard Chan School of Public Health, Penn Club, Princeton, Cornell, Smith College and Oxford University. A very special thank you to

Lunch with Larry Summers

One of the unique advantages of Washington, DC is that world class Harvard professors often pop down from Cambridge to deliver lectures to international think tanks or advise federal government on the latest policy. The HKS Alumni Council in DC works hard to negotiate time in those visiting professors' calendars to provide alumni with special insight into their latest ideas and thinking. During the lunch hour on Thursday November 3rd - only five days before the most controversial election in a generation - over sixty five HKS alumni gathered to listen to Professor Lawrence H. Summers. Larry Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He

Lunch with Larry Summers

One of the unique advantages of Washington, DC is that world class Harvard professors often pop down from Cambridge to deliver lectures to international think tanks or advise federal government on the latest policy. The HKS Alumni Council in DC works hard to negotiate time in those visiting professors' calendars to provide alumni with special insight into their latest ideas and thinking. During the lunch hour on Thursday November 3rd - only five days before the most controversial election in a generation - over sixty five HKS alumni gathered to listen to Professor Lawrence H. Summers. Larry Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus at Harvard University. He

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