We are thrilled to announce that Harvard W3D will be hosting its very first meeting in London, UK on January 31st! Come join us around tea and biscuits to meet our London-based executive committee, hear about our London-based events, and mix and mingle amongst other Harvard W3D members. The meeting will be at 6:30 pm at 125 Old Broad Street EC2N 1AR (at Gide Loyrette Nouel’s office’s) and is open to all interested alumni.

Thank you, and please RSVP at Saadia.bhatty@post.harvard.edu.

Climate Change Policy in the Age of Trump

Join Professor Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy & Economic Development at HKS, for a dinner on climate change policy in the Age of Trump, in Beijing, China. Full information is here.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday July 26, 2018.
  • Time: 5:30-8:30 PM.
  • Location: Raycom InfoTech Park Tower C,  No. 2, Kexueyuan Nanlu, Haidian District, Beijing, China.
  • Food: Soft drinks and snacks will be served.
  • RSVP: Reserve your seating at this registration link.

Thursday May 3 Discussion with Embassy of Haiti

The Harvard Alumni for Global Development (HAGD) and the Embassy of Haiti are pleased to present an engaging discussion with Jeff Mecaskey and Bobby Jefferson.

In this session, Bobby Jefferson, the Chief Technology Officer at DAI, will outline how technical innovation, melded with human-scale development, can achieve real impact. Harvard Chan School of Public Health alumnus and DAI’s technical lead for economics and financing, evidence and learning, Jeff Mecaskey, will summarize a case study highlighting early evidence from Haiti, where DAI is working to strengthen the capacity of Haiti’s Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population in its use of the System d’Information Sanitaire Nationale Unique including the integration of health information across the range of digital and paper-based reporting platforms currently in place.

Event details:

  • Date: Thursday May 3, 2018.
  • Time: 7:00-8:30 PM.
  • Location: Embassy of Haiti, 2311 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, (Closest metro: Dupont Circle metro stop).
  • Seating: Limited seating, on a first-come registration basis.
  • Food: Hors-d’œuvres and drinks to be served.
  • RSVP: Reserve your seating at this registration link.

This event is made possible with support from DAI—Shaping a more livable world and the HPI Institute—Marshalling innovation for improving health equity.

Please reach out to “harvardalumniglobaldevelopment@gmail.com” if you have any questions!

Reminder: When Women Run is tonight!

Join Harvard W3D and HKS Women’s Network for a panel discussion about women in politics! When Women Run, on April 26, will feature four women from across the political spectrum, Kathy Tran (D) representing the VA House of Delegates; Ashley Carter (R), at-large Representative for DC State Board of Education; Lindsey Davis Stover (D), candidate for VA 10th Congressional District; and Liz Matory (R), candidate for MD 2nd Congressional District.

Event logistics:

Please note, panelists will appear at the event in their individual capacities. To learn more about the panelists, please click on their names above.

Welcome to Harvard’s W3D website!

Harvard W3D: Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development is an innovative network dedicated to connecting and cultivating global leaders who work together toward sustainable peace. Founded in 2013, by three Harvard Kennedy School alumni, W3D aims to build trust and collaboration between the defense, diplomacy, and development sectors to create holistic policy decisions and solutions. Based on the knowledge that trusted relationships and inclusive groups are the key to real collaboration and positive change, W3D seeks to tap the under-utilized power of women as influential global leaders for sustainable peace through gender equality.

The mission of W3D is three-pronged: (1) cultivate women leaders; (2) build a trusted network of defense, diplomacy, and development experts; and (3) foster sustainable peace and security solutions. Our work centers on the three core guiding pillars:

  • Developing leaders by focusing on the individual through programs including professional training workshops, speakers series, and team building activities
  • Inspiring change by focusing on the network of peace and security communities, establishing a speakers bureau, and promoting women thought leaders
  • Engaging the world by focusing on the impact through the sharing and transfer of best practices, key perspectives, and innovative solutions.