Your Harvard: Germany
Alumni and friends gathered at the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin on 21 October to celebrate our alumni community in Europe. The evening's festivities included remarks by Drew Gilpin Faust, president and Lincoln Professor of History, who shared her vision for the future of the University and the role universities play in leading change in the world today, and a panel of esteemed Harvard faculty members who examined the role of global migration across history and civilization. This event was the 13th in a series, which brings together the global Harvard community in cities around the world. The evening was capped by a festive reception with friends both new and old.
View highlights from the event:
A sincere thank you to the alumni host committee and to the co-hosting Clubs that helped make this event possible including the Harvard Club of Berlin, the Harvard Club of Hamburg, the Harvard Club of Munich, the Harvard Club of Rhein-Main, and the Harvard Club of Rhein-Ruhr.
How do history and the past shape societal values? What does belonging to a community, nation, or society mean? What economic and political choices do we face, and what is the role of individuals, universities, and policymakers?
Listen to Harvard faculty members dive into these questions and more via the link below. Featured faculty Juliette Kayyem AB '91, JD '95, Belfer Lecturer in International Security, Harvard Kennedy School, and Werner Sollors, Henry B. and Anne M. Cabot Research Professor of English Literature, framed global migration as a human story shaped by economics, natural disaster, conflict, and other events. Professor Mary Sarotte AB ’88, visiting faculty, Center for European Studies, Harvard University; Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Academy, German Marshall Fund as facilitator.
In her Your Harvard: Germany closing remarks, President Faust explores how Harvard has created long-lasting connections. #MyHarvard
— Harvard Alumni Assoc (@HarvardAlumni) October 21, 2016