Speakers

 

Sonja Duempelmann - Harvard Graduate School of Design

Sonja

Sonja Dümpelmann is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) where she teaches history and theory courses. She was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland (2007-2012), and Auburn University (2005-2007) where she taught design studios and history and theory classes. She holds a Ph.D. in Landscape Architecture from the University of the Arts, Berlin, and a MLA from Leibniz Universität Hannover. Dümpelmann has curated exhibitions on landscape history in Germany, and has worked as a landscape architect in Studio Paolo Bürgi, Switzerland. She has held research fellowships at the German Historical Institute, and at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington DC. Dümpelmann’s research and writing focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century landscape history, and contemporary landscape architecture in the Western World, with a particular focus on the urban environment in Germany, Italy, and the United States. Her work explores the transatlantic transfer of ideas, the role of politics, technology and science, and the work of women in the field Dümpelmann serves as Senior Fellow of Garden and Landscape Studies at the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C., and is the past President of the Landscape History Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (2013-16). At the GSD, she co-coordinates the History and Philosophy of Design track of the Master in Design Studies program.

Karen Mills – Harvard Business School/Harvard Kennedy School

Karen Mills

Karen Mills served in President Barack Obama's cabinet as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 until August 2013.  She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School focusing on U.S. Competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation. As SBA Administrator and a Cabinet member, Mills served on the President’s National Economic Council and was a key member of the White House economic team.  At the SBA, she led a team of more than 3,000 employees and managed a loan guarantee portfolio of over $100 billion.  Mills is credited with turning around the Agency, streamlining loan programs, shortening turnaround times, and reducing paperwork. These efforts resulted in record-breaking years for SBA lending and investments in growth capital.  In addition, Mills helped small businesses create regional economic clusters, gain access to early stage capital, hire skilled workers, boost exports, and tap into government and commercial supply chains.  

Anthony V. D'Amico - Harvard Medical School

Anthony

Dr. D'Amico is a professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School and is the chief of Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He received his PhD in Radiation Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, and then his MD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990, where he also served as a resident and then chief resident in 1994. He has gained international recognition for his work in detection, staging, and treatment of prostate cancer with over 140 peer-reviewed publications, and has co-edited four textbooks in Urologic Oncology. His prostate cancer research is funded by federal grants from the NIH, NCI, DOD and MA DPH.

Rebecca M. Henderson - Harvard Business School

Rebecca

Rebecca Henderson is the John and Natty McArthur University Professor at Harvard University, where she has a joint appointment at the Harvard Business School in the General Management and Strategy units and is the Co-Director of the Business and Environment Initiative. Professor Henderson is also a research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her work explores how organizations respond to large-scale technological shifts, most recently in regard to energy and the environment. She teaches Reimagining Capitalism in the MBA Program. From 1998 to 2009, Professor Henderson was the Eastman Kodak Professor of Management at the Sloan School of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she ran the strategy group and taught courses in strategy, technology strategy, and sustainability. She received an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from MIT and a doctorate in business economics from Harvard. Professor Henderson sits on the boards of Amgen and of IDEXX Laboratories, and she has worked with both members of the Fortune 100 and small, technology-orientated start-ups. She was retained by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with the remedies phase of the Microsoft trial, and in 2001 she was named Teacher of the Year at the Sloan School. Her work has been published in a range of scholarly journals including Administrative Science Quarterly, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Strategic Management Journal, Management Science, Research Policy, The RAND Journal of Economics, and Organization Science. Her most recent publication is Leading Sustainable Change: An Organizational Perspective, edited jointly with Ranjay Gulati and Michael Tushman, and published by the Oxford University Press.

 

Brian Jeffrey Swann - Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Brian

Dr. Swann is Chief of Oral Health Services for the Cambridge Health Alliance, where he practices clinical dentistry and conducts the Oral Physician Program within the General Practice Residency Program. The oral physician concept integrates oral health into the scope of primary care. As an instructor in the Patient-Doctor I course at Harvard Medical School, he assisted in introducing oral health into that curriculum. At the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, he is a clinical instructor, a member of the Dean's Global Oral Health Committee, and a student mentor. Dr. Brian Swann graduated from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Dentistry. After 30 years in California, in a career that included both public health and private practice, he decided that he could make more of an impact in the public health arena. This decision led him to Boston as the first Joseph L. Henry Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard Medical School. By 2008, Dr. Swann had received certificates in minority health policy (Harvard School of Medicine) and oral health policy and epidemiology (Harvard School of Dental Medicine). He received a master of public health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and was presented with the Albert Schweitzer Award in recognition of his ongoing commitment to global outreach.

Diane Moore - Harvard Divinity School

Diane Moore

Diane L. Moore is the director of the Religious Literacy Project and a Senior Scholar at the Center for the Study of World Religions. She focuses her research on enhancing the public understanding of religion through education from the lens of critical theory.  She is coordinating a symposium series on Religious Literacy and the Professions and during the Obama administration she served on a task force at the US State Department to enhance training about religion for Foreign Service officers and other State Department personnel.  Moore is also the lead scholar for the six module, Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) through HarvardX entitled World Religions Through Their Scriptures.

 

Michael Klarman - Harvard Law School

Micheal_Klarman

Professor Michael J. Klarman is the Kirkland & Ellis Professor at Harvard Law School, where he joined the faculty in 2008.  He received his B.A. and M.A. (political theory) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980, his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1983, and his D. Phil. in legal history from the University of Oxford (1988), where he was a Marshall Scholar.  After law school, Prof. Klarman clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1983-84).  Klarman has won numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship, which are primarily in the areas of Constitutional Law and Constitutional History. Prof. Klarman has also served as the Ralph S. Tyler, Jr., Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School, Distinguished Visiting Lee Professor of Law at the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William & Mary, Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School, and Visiting Professor at Yale Law School. His books include; From Jim Crow to Civil Rights: The Supreme Court and the Struggle for Racial Equality, Brown v. Board of Education and the Civil Rights Movement and Unfinished Business: Racial Equality in American History, which is part of Oxford’s Inalienable Rights series.  In 2012, he published From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage. He is currently working on a revisionist history of the Founding.

Steven Jarding -  Harvard Kennedy School

Steven Jarding

Steve Jarding, Lecturer in Public Policy, is an American and international educator, lecturer, writer and political consultant.  He has taught at the Kennedy School since 2004 where his teaching has been recognized as "exemplary" by Kennedy School alumni, and where his course on campaign management has twice been nominated for the "Most Influential Course Award." In addition to his teaching, Jarding is the founding partner and CEO of the international consulting company, SJB Strategies International which advises candidates and causes around the world.  He has lectured or consulted in over 15 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe.  In addition, over a 37-year career, Jarding has managed and worked on numerous statewide and national campaigns in the United States including an impressive list of winning US Senate and gubernatorial races.  Jarding is co-author of the book, Foxes in the Henhouse published by Simon and Shuster in 2006 and the author of the "American" chapter on political advertising in the soon to be published international textbook, Handbook on Political Advertising.  He has also served as communications director and senior advisor to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. In 1996 Roll Call magazine named Jarding one of the "50 most influential" political people in Washington" and in 2002, The New York Times Magazine profiled Jarding as someone who wins races in places he is not supposed to win. In November 2012, the Financial Times of London profiled Jarding and his cutting edge methods of teaching campaign management techniques to students in America and around the world.

Rifat Atun - Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Rifat Atun

Dr. Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University, and the Director of Global Health Systems Cluster at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Professor Atun’s research focuses on the design and implementation of health systems reforms and their impact on outcomes. His research also explores adoption and diffusion of innovations in health systems (e.g. health technologies, disease control programs, and primary healthcare reforms), and innovative financing in global health. Prof. Atun is a co-Investigator and the joint lead for the innovation work stream at the National Centre for Infection Prevention and Management at Imperial College. He is also a co-Investigator and the Theme Lead for ‘Organisational Change, Sustainability and Evaluation’ at Imperial College and Cambridge University Health Protection Research Unit for Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection. He has published widely in the Lancet, PLoS Medicine, Lancet Infectious Diseases, BMJ, AIDS, and Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Prof. Atun has worked with several governments globally as well as the World Bank, World Health Organization, and the UK Department for International Development to design, implement and evaluate health system reform initiatives.

Woodward Yang - School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Woodward Yang

Dr. Woodward Yang is the Gordon McKay Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University.  In 2008, he was also appointed the first HBS University Fellow at Harvard Business School. Dr. Yang graduated from UC Berkeley with a BS in EECS and from MIT with a PhD in EECS immediately prior to joining the faculty at Harvard University in 1990 where his research activities have focused on the design and implementation of integrated circuits and systems including DRAM, CMOS image sensors, mixed-signal circuitry, and high performance image processing systems.  His technical expertise includes semiconductor device physics, material science, microelectronic fabrication technology, circuit design, computer architecture, signal processing systems, and algorithms.  His innovative and pioneering research results were highly recognized through the prestigious National Science Foundation Young Investigator and Army Young Investigator awards and as IEEE Distinguished Lecturer. Dr. Yang was also the founder and CEO of a DRAM design company for many years in Korea and Taiwan which designed and manufactured special purpose memory products. Throughout his career, Dr. Yang has been deeply involved with the semiconductor and electronics industry and is widely recognized for his work on the development and successful commercialization of two disruptive technologies, CMOS image sensors and pseudo-SRAM which are now found in almost every cell phone and other mobile devices. 

Ned Gandevani - Harvard Extension School

Ned Gandevani

Ned Gandevani is the director of the Master of Science in Finance Program at the New England College of Business. He's a subject matter expert and has taught graduate finance, accounting, and business management both in physical classrooms and online for several US universities over the past ten years. He's developed courses in international financial management, managerial finance, and risk management and insurance. Dr. Gandevani has also worked as the dean of business and management at DeVry University in New York, leading both undergraduate and graduate programs. He's a published author with four books and many articles and essays on investment, finance, business, investment psychology, and accounting topics. His published work includes Winning Edge Trading: Successful and Profitable Short and Long-Term Systems and Strategies (John Wiley & Son, 2009) and The New Paradigm Investor: Become a Successful Investor with a Winning-Edge Investment System (iUniverse, 2009). Dr. Gandevani holds both an MBA and a PhD in finance. He's a member of professional associations such as the American Financial Association; the Society for Quantitative Analysts; the American Management Association; the Quantitative Work Alliance for Applied Finance, Education, and Wisdom; and is an affiliate member of the Market Technician Association.

Fernando M. Reimers - Harvard Graduate School of Education

Fernando Reimers

Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. An expert in the field of Global Education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century.