Harvard Black Alumni Society

Harvard Black Alumni Weekend 2014

October 10 - 12, 2014
Cambridge, MA

Harvard College • Harvard Business School • Harvard Law School • Harvard Medical School •
Harvard School of Public Health • Harvard School of Dental Medicine •
Harvard Divinity School • Harvard Kennedy School of Government •
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences • Harvard Graduate School of Design •
Harvard Graduate School of Education • Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University •
Harvard University Division of Continuing Education • Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences


(The schedule, descriptions, panel titles below are not final and subject to change)

Friday, October 10

4pm - 8:00pm
Registration – Charles Hotel Lobby

Tours of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research: 104 Mt. Auburn St. – Meet Executive Director Abby Wolf and tour this new powerful institutional home of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Visit the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, the largest gallery space devoted exclusively to black diasporic art in North America. Also tour the research center, which includes the Rudenstine Gallery, the McGee Family film poster collection, the headquarters of Image of the Black in Western Art project, and the Hip-Hop Archive.
7:00pm -10:00pm
Opening Reception: Harvard Law School – Wasserstein Hall Honoring the Presidents of the Local Harvard Black Alumni Society Chapters around the country and the African American Alumni Club Presidents from all 14 schools in the Harvard University community
Welcoming Remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust, President and Lincoln Professor of History, Harvard University


Saturday, October 11

8:00am - 4:00pm
Registration – Charles Hotel Lobby
9:00am -10:30am
HBAW2014 Breakfast with Awards – The Harvard Plaza

Breakfast Honorees:
Student Creators of the I, Too, Am Harvard Campaign

Pastor Delman Coates, MDV ‘98 – Senior Pastor, Mt. Ennon Baptist Church and Maryland Lt. Governor Candidate

Michael Gary, EdM ‘95 – Director of Admissions, Phillips Exeter Academy

Head Coach Tommy Amaker and the Harvard Crimson Men’s Basketball Team

10:45am -11:45am
Breakout Session I – Harvard Memorial Church in Harvard Yard

Harvard at 378: An Examination of the State of Affairs at Harvard University
A discussion on the evolution of Diversity, Teaching and Admissions at Harvard University. A Harvard University Professors and Administration panel.

Professor Henry “Skip” Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher, Jr., University Professor; Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University

Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Professor of Law; Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard Law School

David L. Evans, Senior Admissions Officer, Harvard College

Dr. Karen Jackson-Weaver (Ed. M. '95), Dean of Students, Harvard Kennedy School

Abigail Mariam '15, Harvard College Student and Publicity Liaison for the I, Too, Am Harvard Campaign

Jacqueline Adams (MBA '78)
President, J Adams: Strategic Communications, LLC

12:00pm - 2:00pm
HBAW2014 Luncheon with Awards – The Harvard Plaza

Luncheon Honorees:
Valentino D. Carlotti, MBA ‘92 – Senior Partner and Head of Institutional Client Group, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Dr. Luther T. Clark, AB ’71, MD ’75 - Noted Cardiologist and Head of Global Scientific Affairs, Merck

Stephanie D. Wilson, SB ’88 – NASA Space Shuttle Astronaut

Brian P. Mathis, JD '92, MPA '92 - Managing Partner, Pine Street Alternative Asset Management,

2:15pm - 3:30pm
Breakout Session II

The New Africa: A Fresh Look Through a New Prism
Location: Harvard Memorial Church, Harvard Yard

A landmark discussion of modern day Africa from a business, social, political and philanthropic perspective

Ozwald Boateng, OBE – Fashion Designer, Ozwald Boateng, Founder and Trustee, Made in Africa Foundation

Patrice Motsepe, Founder and Executive Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals, Ltd.

Funke Opeke, Chief Executive Officer, MainOne Cable

Teresa Clarke (BA '84, JD '87. MBA'88)
Chairman and Executive Editor, Africa.com

The Education Crisis: Bridging the Gap

Confirmed Speakers:

Kwame Owusu-Kesse AB '06, MPP, MBA '12 - COO, Harlem Children's Zone

r. Karen L. Mapp
Ed.D '99 - Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard School of Education

Tracy "Ty" Moore II AB ‘06 – Co-Founder, MindBlown Labs

Jessie Woolley-Wilson MBA '90, Chair, President & CEO of Dreambox Learning

Enoch Woodhouse
AB '07 - CEO, St. HOPE Public Schools

Health and Healthcare in the Black Community

Confirmed Speakers:

Dr. JudyAnn Bigby MD '78 - Former Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (MA)
Director of Harvard Medical School Center of Excellence in Women's Health

Dr. Felton Earls - Research Professor of Human Behavior and Development, HSPH, 
& Professor of Social Medicine, Emeritus, HMS 

Dr. Cara James, AB '97, PhD '06 - Director of the Office of Minority Health at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

Hakeem Rahim AB '02 - Youth Mental Health Advocate

Candice T. Player AB '02, JD '09, Ph.D '13  - 
Stephanie and Michael Naidoff Fellow in Health Policy, Law and Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Law School & The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy 
at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

Blacks in Technology: The Disparity and the Opportunity

Confirmed Speakers:

Emily Anadu 
MBA '05 - Head of Marketing | UP, Jawbone 

Kobie Fuller AB '02 - Partner, Accel Partners

Lisa Jones Johnson AB '79, JD '82 - President & CEO, SafeTCOMM, Inc

Kimberly Marshall AB '03  - North American Stakeholder Engagement, Uber

Andrew Lindsay, JD, MBA '06 Advisory Chair, TechSF & VP, Head of Corporate Development (Jawbone) 

Baratunde Thurston, AB ’99 Author of How To Be Black & CEO/Co-Founder of Cultivated Wit

Activism Through the Ages: Special Joint Forum Hosted by HBAW2014 & I, Too, Am Harvard Conference

Confirmed Speakers:

Zaheer Ali, AB ’94, Ph.D Candidate Columbia University

James E. Johnson, AB '83, JD '86 Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Toussaint Loisier, AB ’04 Assistant Professor in African Americans and the Law at the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Kimiko Matsuda-Lawrence, AB ’16 Founder and Creator, “I, Too, Am Harvard”

Patricia Williams, JD ’75 James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University

Tom Williamson, AB ’68 Senior Counsel, Covington & Burlington LLP

Brandon M. Terry AB '05 
 Prize Fellow in Economics, History and Politics &Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and Social Studies, Harvard University

3:45pm - 5:00pm
Breakout Session III – The Wasserstein Hall, Harvard Law School

Lean in or Lean Black: What Does “Lean In” Mean for Women of Color?

Confirmed Speakers:

Rozlyn L. Anderson AB '73, JD '80 - Philanthropic Advisor for Gift Planning, Princeton University

Sarah Curtis Henry MBA '06 - VP, Head of Marketing, PR & Education at Guerlain U.S. (LVMH)

Tiffany Burns, MPP, JD '09, MBA '10 Associate Principal, McKinsey & Company

Heather Johnston AB '86 - Senior Manager of Communications + Alumni Affairs, International Culinary Center

Adrienne Kelly Lumpkin MBA ’83 President, Alternate Access, Inc.

Morgan Kelly Radford
AB '09 - Anchor, Al Jazeera America

Letters to An Entrepreneur

Confirmed Speakers:

Chris-Tia Donaldson AB '00, JD '03 - Founder & CEO, Thank God It's Natural

Nnamdi Okike AB '02, JD, MBA '09 - Founder, 645 Ventures 

Kofi N. Kankam AB '97, M.Ed '98 - CEO & Co-Founder, Admit Advantage, Inc.

James H. Lowry MBA '73 - President, James H. Lowry & Associates & Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group

Claire Sulmers
AB '03 - Founder, The Fashion Bomb

Nicole Sanchez AB '06, MBA '10 
- Founder @VIXXENN

Our New Narrative: Black Content & Media for the 21st Century

Confirmed Speakers:

Thomas Allen Harris AB '84 - Founder & President, Chimpanzee Productions

Kimberly N. Foster AB '11  - Founder & Editor in Chief, For Harriet

Franklin Leonard AB '00 - Founder & CEO, The Black List

Zola Mashariki JD '97  - Senior Vice President - Production, Fox Searchlight

Alan Jenkins AB '85, JD '89  - Executive Director, The Opportunity Agenda


Danice Woodley AB '00, JD '05 - Senior Counsel, Business and Legal Affairs, Miramax

5:00pm - 6:30pm
On Your Own (Break)
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Cocktail Reception- Charles Hotel
7:45pm - 9:30pm
HBAW2014 Evening Gala and Alumni Awards Ceremony - Charles Hotel

Gala Honorees:
Frank Cooper III, JD ’90
– Chief Marketing Officer, Global Consumer Engagement, PepsiCo

Debra Lee, JD ’80, MPP ’80 – CEO, Black Entertainment Television

Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid, AMP ’98 – Chairman and CEO, Epic Records Group

9:30pm - 11:00pm
Post Gala Mixer - Charles Hotel
10:30pm - until
Closing Party - Charles Hotel


Sunday, October 12

Farewell Brunch – Dudley House- Harvard College

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