<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%>FDR Global Citizenship Conference

WinterSession 2014
@ Adams House

January 22-25 2014

On an Earth where markets are global, where international travel takes mere hours, where ideas and ideology cross oceans in an instant, your backyard has become the entire globe. Once distant wars are now a push- button away. Political unrest abroad stirs immediate economic fears at home. Resource scarcities rock corporate bottom-lines in seconds. And if this weren’t enough, global climate change and environmental degradation threaten to radically alter the lives of every inhabitant of our planet, wealthy or poor.

As Franklin Delano Roosevelt predicted so presciently in 1945, we have all become – like it or not – “citizens of the world.

This WinterSession, come embrace our new global citizenship as we explore ways forward with a select group of students drawn from across the College. During four days of one-on-one with some of our most incisive thinkers, we’ll spend each morning exploring our place in this new reality from a different macro perspective; then after lunch we’ll examine such pressing issues as global health, politics, economics, human rights, conflict prevention and new technologies in small group seminars led by real-world practitioners.


Co-sponsored by Adams House, Harvard College, The FDR Suite Foundation,
& the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at the Harvard Kennedy School


Conference Schedule

  Morning Joint Session Half-hour Q&A, Networking & Lunch Afternoon Group Sessions
Wednesday 1/22      
10:00 Opening Remarks: Judy Palfrey T. Barry Brazelton Professor Of Pediatrics; Master of Adams House    
10:15 Todd Segal Washburn
Assistant Provost for International Affairs "Harvard's Global Priorities"
10:30-11:15 United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, David Huebnerm "Not Your Granfather's Diplomacy: Innovations in Internationl Relations"    
1:15     Track One Leader: John Crowley, World Bank Disaster Relief "What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Design for Crisis Response."
1:15     Track Two Leader: Sean Lynn-Jones "1914 and 2014: Exploring Historic Parallels in a Quest for Peace."
1:15     Track Three Leader: Judy & Sean Palfrey: "A Conversation about Health and Equity"
Thursday 1/23      
10:30-11:15 Regan Marsh, MD & Majdi Osman MBBS: "Global Health & the Developing World"    
1:15     Track One Leader: Flavia Jackson, Bloomberg Foreign Correspondent, Nieman Fellow "Getting a Yes in the UN: Why Intervention in Libya and not Syria"
1:15     Track Two Leader: Tim Rogers, editor of The Nicaragua Dispatch, Nieman Fellow: "Rethinking Community Journalism in a Globalized World"
1:15     Track Three Leaders: Maryam Eskandari, Matt Basilico, Marguerite Basilico, Nworah Ayogu - "Global Health and a Harvard Education: Making Global Citizenship Real"
Friday 1/24      
10:30 Jarl Frijs-Madsen, Consul General of Denmark, "How Public and Commercial Diplomacy Have Changed Foreign Affairs"    
1:15     Track One Leader: Andrew Cedar "People Power: The Growing Role of Citizens in Shaping Geopolitics."
1:15     Track Two Leader: John Henry Silva "Where International Trade Meets Consumer Philanthropy"
1:15     Track Three Leader: Sarah Haig "Can Aid Win Hearts, Minds, Wars?"
Saturday 1/25 (Note: Saturday morning and afternoon are joint sessions)    
10:30 Joe Levy Director, Harvard Global Support Services, "Individual Action in a Globalized World"    
11:15 Mary Kirk, US State Department: “Public Diplomacy and Public Service: Programs and Perspectives”    
1:30     Amartya Sen, Jed Willard & Veronica Boix Mansilla: "The New Visibility of Global Inequality"
2:45     Closing Remarks: Sean Palfrey


Speakers Bios

• Nobel Laureate Amartya Kumar Sen is an Indian economist who has made contributions to welfare economics, social choice theory, economic and social justice, economic theories of famines, and indexes of the measure of well-being of citizens of developing countries. He was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work in welfare economics. He is currently the Thomas W. Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is also a senior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, distinguished fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, where he previously served as Master from 1998 to 2004. Sen's books have been translated into more than thirty languages over a period of forty years.
Ambassador Jarl Frijs-Madsen was Under-Secretary for Foreign Trade and Investment in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2006 to 2010 and is a specialist in commercial and economic diplomacy and public diplomacy. From in 2009 and 2010 he was part of the Executive Management committee of the MFA. He has formerly been assistant professor in Eastern European Affairs at the undergraduate program DIS in Copenhagen.
Ambassador David Huebner just completed his term as the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and the Independent State of Samoa. Before his posting. Ambassador Huebner was a partner at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, where he headed the law firm's China Practice and International Disputes Practice. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a solicitor in England & Wales, and an attorney licensed in several U.S. jurisdictions.  Previously, the Ambassador was chairman of the international law firm Coudert Brothers and an adjunct professor at the University of Southern California's Gould School of Law, where he taught courses in international business transactions, international arbitration, and international intellectual property. He has chaired the California Law Revision Commission, has served as president of the Los Angeles Quality & Productivity Commission, and was a founding board member and general counsel of the national Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). A native of Pennsylvania and long-time resident of California, Ambassador Huebner is a summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, where he studied at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He is also a graduate of the Yale Law School.
John Crowley leads "Open Data for Resilience Partnerships" at the World Bank/GFDRR. During humanitarian disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, Mr. Crowley "connects grassroots and government via open data, open standards, and open technology." Mr. Crowley, an expert on global risk, has just completed the official World Bank book on the topic of using new technologies to map current and future disasters.
• Flavia Krause-Jackson is a diplomatic correspondent for Bloomberg News, traveling with the U.S. Secretary of State and United Nations officials to hotspots around the world covering a range of stories from the Arab uprisings to the emergence of Myanmar from isolation. Before that she was based in Rome, covering the euro crisis, Italian politics and the Vatican. She is a 2014 Nieman Fellow.
• Mary Kirk, Mary E. Kirk is the Director of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs in the Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Ms. Kirk, who assumed her position in September 2012, comes to the State Department with extensive experience and leadership in the international education/exchanges field. Ms. Kirk previously served at the Institute of International Education (IIE) for over twenty years. As the Director of the Office of Academic Exchange Programs, Mary Kirk is responsible for directing the worldwide Fulbright Program for students and scholars and overseeing other key State Department academic exchange programs, including the Critical Language Scholarship Program, Study of the U.S. Institutes, the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program, and the YALI Washington Fellows Program. Ms. Kirk holds degrees in history from Harvard University and Oxford University.
Andrew Cedar was Senior Director for Global Engagement on the National Security Staff at the White House, where he was responsible for coordinating U.S. policy and programs related to public diplomacy, international broadcasting, civil society engagement, entrepreneurship, and the intersection of technology and foreign policy." Previously he served at the State Department, where he "developed U.S. strategy for communicating with and engaging foreign publics globally on issues including education, entrepreneurship, and media freedom. He also helped to lead the development of policy on global youth issues, the rise of social media, and U.S. public engagement in the wake of the Arab Spring." Mr. Cedar is uniquely suited to explain the Obama White House's approach to global citizenship.
• Adams House Master Judy Palfrey is the T. Berry Brazelton Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and the author of Community Child Health: An Action Plan for Today (1995) and Child Health In America: Making A Difference Through Advocacy (2006), and co-editor of Global Child Health Advocacy (2014) and the Disney Encyclopedia of Baby and Childcare (1995). Dr. Palfrey is a 1967 graduate of Radcliffe (now part of Harvard) College. She received her MD in 1971 from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a fellowship in community child health at Children's Hospital Boston. She was chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston for 22 years. In 2008 she was named President-Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics for 2009-2010. From September to December 2011, Palfrey was executive director of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative. Currently, she is the director of the Global Pediatrics Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
• Tim Rogers a US journalist who has spend the past 13 years living in and reporting from Central America. He is the founding editor of The Nicaragua Dispatch (which will be relaunched later this month as the region's first crowdsourced news site) and is a contributor to publications such as TIME, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, BBC, and Global Post. He is currently a 2014 Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where he is studying the overlap of digital media and citizen-building in nondemocratic countries.
• Jed Willard works in public diplomacy and related spheres of international communications. He operates out of The Public Diplomacy Collaborative at the Kennedy School, Purple Strategies in Washington DC, and a few other entities. Jed has been honored to help over a dozen nations and multinational organizations with their communications challenges. A New Orleans native, Jed has two Harvard degrees, including an AB in History from Adams House.
• Sean Lynn-Jones is Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, the Program's book series that is published by MIT Press. Sean previously served as Managing Editor of International Security (1987–1991) and was a fellow at the Center (1984–1987 and 1991–1992). He is a member of the Editorial Board of Security Studies. Sean's research interests include international relations theory, U.S. foreign policy, and why rivalries end peacefully. His articles have appeared in Foreign Policy, International Security, and Security Studies, as well as in many edited volumes.
Sarah Haig served as Asia regional director for HOPE International, a global microfinance network, and then as CEO and Board Chair of HOPE Afghanistan. She has lived in Beijing and Kabul, and consulted with NATO command on development in Afghanistan. Ms. Haig earned an A.B. in Comparative Area Studies from Duke University, and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School.
Regan Marsh MD, MPH graduated from Princeton University in 1999 and received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine training at the Harvard-Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, where she was chief resident. After finishing residency, she moved to rural Malawi to work for Partners In Health (PIH), developing emergency care services and a women’s health program. She returned to Boston in 2009 to complete a Master in Public Health in Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently faculty in the Emergency Department at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and spends half her time in Haiti, where she has worked for two and a half years as a member of the leadership team responsible for opening l’Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais – PIH’s new, state-of-the-art referral hospital. She currently serves as Director of Emergency Medicine, developing emergency services and training throughout PIH's network.
Joseph Levy (Adams ’97) is the founding director of Global Support Services at Harvard University, where he leads a team that manages Harvard’s international safety function and provides broad-based operational assistance and support to international projects and to faculty, staff and students traveling or working abroad. He also serves as Vice President for Operations at Harvard Global Research and Support Services, Inc., which provides employment and administrative services to overseas projects. In more than a decade at Harvard, he has worn many hats, including performing arts administrator, HR professional, and international safety director.
Majdi Osman MBBS is a physician originally from the Sudan but based in the UK where he graduated from University College London Medical School (’10).  He has previously worked for the World Health Organization in Geneva developing policies and programs to increase access for young adults and adolescents to sexual and reproductive health services.  He has also undertaken clinical work, study and research in Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.  Most recently he has been collaborating with South Sudanese colleagues to undertake the first HIV and Hepatitis prevalence studies in the newly independent nation. 
Maryam Eskandari, founder of MIIM Designs LLC, an architecture and research studio based in Palo Alto, California and Cambridge, Massachusetts . She graduated from the Aga Khan Program in Islamic Architecture at Harvard and MIT. MIIM Designs uses the concept of design and architecture to resolve conflicts and build solutions through the means of "Design Communities, Create Culture". In 2012, MIIM Designs was awarded the "Faith and Form Award" from The American Institute of Architects. The International Museum of Women in San Francisco awarded MIIM Designs for the "Sacred Space" exhibit, reconfiguring gendered spaces in religious architecture and in 2014 Huffington Post named Maryam as one of the "10 American Muslim Women." Currently, Maryam is working on numerous projects in the US, Kuwait, India, Sudan and Ghana.
John Henry Silva served as a US Marine Corps Attache to the US Secret Service, serving on 25 Presidential trips globally from 1998-2003. He has also advised the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, consulted for OCI Tokyo, and represented The Tzedakah Foundation, a performing arts charity based in Moscow. He is a partner at The Cambridge Bookstore, a leading e-commerce business in operation since 2003, selling rare and collectible media worldwide.
Co-master of Adams House Sean Palfrey, MD, FAAP is a Pediatrician and Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and of Public Health at Boston University. Dr. Palfrey studied at Harvard College, and Rockefeller University; received his MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, and did his residency at Tufts New England Medical Center.  He has served in many clinical, teaching and administrative roles at UMass, Children's Hospital, Boston, and Boston Medical Center
Marguerite Basilico is a second-year student at Harvard Medical School and a tutor in Adams House. She has worked in Malawi as a volunteer with Partners In Health, an intern with the Clinton Foundation, and a policy analyst with Health GAP in support of Malawian HIV advocacy organizations. She was a Social Studies concentrator at Harvard College and a member of the Harvard Global Health & AIDS Coalition, a network of student activists committed to ending the global AIDS pandemic through political advocacy.
Matthew Basilico is an MD-PhD student in economics at Harvard University and a tutor in Adams House. His global health experience has included work in Mozambique, Haiti, Kenya, and Malawi, where he was a Fulbright Scholar in 2009. He graduated from Harvard in 2008 with a degree in Social Studies and was a member of the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition. Matthew is a co-editor of Reimagining Global Health, a recently published global health textbook used in the Harvard course, Societies of the World 25.
Veronica Boix Mansilla is a Principal Investigator at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also chairs the Future of Learning Institute. Her research examines the development of global consciousness among youth and conditions that enable experts, educators and young people to address problems of contemporary global significance (e.g., globalization, climate change, migration) through informed interdisciplinary approaches. Her current research projects examine quality global competence education practices in international schools and in contexts of growing migrant and refugee populations. Her most recent books and publications include: Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our youth to engage the world; Disciplinary Foundations:  Teaching Big Ideas for Deep Understanding in Languages, Mathematics and Science;Shared Cognitive-Emotional-Interactional Platforms: Markers and Conditions for Successful Interdisciplinary Collaborations (2013).


Place: Adams House LCR, SCR & Conservatory

Slots: A few last minute slots have opened up: contact conference coordinator Andres Ballesteros '13 for more info: casuconsulto13@gmail.com





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