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Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month at HBS

May 9, 2022

AAPI Month at HBSMay is Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. The Asian Affinity Business Association (AABA), in collaboration with students and organizations across campus, is proud to share and honor the stories of our community members. We hope these stories showcase the history, richness, and diversity of the AAPI experience and inspire hope for a world of empathy, compassion, and courage.

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OEDIB is hiring!

April 19, 2022

We're Hiring Join Harvard’s Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging!

We have just posted two positions at Harvard. We believe these positions will help move the University forward in our effort to develop organizational excellence, a research-informed/asset-based approach, and continue to build a culture that is fully engaged in equity, diversity, and belonging issues. This is an important institutional investment in our collective work and we need your help identifying great candidates. Please share with anyone that you think might be interested.

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Cash House Dedication Ceremony Celebrates Dr. James Cash

April 18, 2022

On Monday, April 11, 2022, members of the Harvard Business School (HBS) and greater Harvard University communities joined Dr. Photo of ribbon cutting at HBS Cash HouseJames I. Cash and his friends and family in a dedication ceremony for Cash House. The building’s name celebrates and honors the contributions of Dr. Cash, the James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus.

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Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Bill Lee Discusses Affirmative Action Lawsuit at EDIB Forum

April 14, 2022

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 discussed the lawsuit challenging Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies during an event at the University’s first-ever Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Forum on Wednesday.

The University’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Sherri Ann Charleston, joined Lee, who served as Harvard’s lead counsel in the trial challenging its race-conscious admissions system. The suit, which seeks to overturn affirmative action in higher education, is set to be taken up by the Supreme Court in the fall alongside a similar case against the University of North Carolina.

The three-day virtual EDIB forum, themed “Reimagine Our Community,” kicked off on Tuesday. It features speakers such as actress Lauren Ridloff and Black Voters Matter Fund co-founder LaTosha Brown, along with interactive activities and breakout room discussions. During the final day of programming on Thursday, the event will include panel discussions with Brown, Harvard University Police Department Chief Victor A. Clay, and Harvard Human Resources Vice President Manuel Cuevas-Trisán.

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Talking across the aisle

April 5, 2022

Credit: Getty Images/ajijchanBy Rachel Reed/HLS News Staff

Courses led by Harvard Law’s Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program teach students how to lead critical conversations about polarizing issues.

The Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program is working to change that. Rachel Viscomi ’01, a clinical professor of law and director of the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinic, along with Neil McGaraghan, a clinical instructor and lecturer on law, and Morgan Michele Franklin ’17, a clinical instructor and lecturer on law, teach courses on how to have empathetic and productive conversations with those who hold different views.

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Harvard Law School Names Stephen L. Ball New Dean of Students

March 31, 2022

By Erin Patrice O'BrienBy Anne M. Brandes, Crimson Staff Writer

Harvard Law School tapped Stephen L. Ball, a senior vice president at Wells Fargo, as its new dean of students last month. Ball is the first Black male to hold the title at HLS.

Ball, who also served as an adjunct professor at Pace University and a contributing writer for Black Enterprise Magazine, is responsible for promoting the well-being of the nearly 2,000 students attending HLS. He took office March 7 and oversees student support and programming, preparation for the Bar application process, and major campus events such as orientation and commencement.

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HDS Fellow Presents Art Exhibition on Cultural Activism and Identity

March 30, 2022

The Harvard Divinity School is located on 45 Francis Ave in Cambridge.By Kenny Gu, Crimson Staff Writer

Taurean J. Webb, an instructor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Harvard Divinity School fellow, presented a collaborative art exhibition called “Ye Shall Inherit the Earth & Faces of the Divine” at a virtual event sponsored by the Divinity School.

The event — “A Home for the Human Spirit: Cultural Activism and the Moral Imagination in the Inherit Art Project” — was part of a series by the Religion, Conflict, and Peace Initiative at HDS to showcase the work of its fellows. The virtual event included a preface to the work by Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary professor Brian Bantum, a video trailer, and an interview with a featured artist.

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Harvard Kennedy School to Launch ‘Africa in Focus’ Discussion Series

March 30, 2022

The Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School announced it will launch a new program exploring foreign policy in Africa.

By Miles J. Herszenhorn, Crimson Staff Writer

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center is launching a new discussion series called Africa in Focus to explore recent political upheaval and significant foreign policy disputes within the continent.

The discussion series was created by Natalie O. Colbert, executive director of the Belfer Center, and HKS students Hadja Diallo, Kadijatou “Kadija” Diallo, and Nicholas J. L. Sung.

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