More than 300 Harvard School of Public Health alumni, students, faculty, and guests, from a dozen countries and 29 U.S. states, came back to campus to celebrate Alumni Weekend on November 2-4. More alumni than ever returned to the festivities in the School’s Centennial year, as the weekend also coincided with the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s annual meeting taking place in Boston.
Seventy attendees took advantage of the opportunity to learn practical skills for their public health careers from Barry Dorn, SM ’04, associate director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution, and Leonard Marcus, founding co-director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative. Dorn and Marcus led an interactive workshop on the five dimensions of Meta-Leadership for Public Health Practice, a concept that means reaching above and beyond one’s scope of authority to forge ties across disciplines and bureaucracies.
In celebration of the School’s Centennial, guests attended a dinner at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Alumni enjoyed the spectacular view of Boston’s waterfront while they watched multimedia presentations of the School’s accomplishments, and heard a presentation from HSPH Dean Julio Frenk on “Leading the Global Health Revolution in the 21st Century.”