Community Dialogue Series


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Bush v. Gore 20 Years in Retrospect
Friday, October 30, 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Join us for a conversation with Mr. Boies and Mr. Olson, as they look back 20 years ago when they were the opposing attorneys arguing the landmark Bush v. Gore case before the U.S. Supreme Court.


Attorney David Boies and Attorney Theodore B. Olson


Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School, Professor of History - Faculty of Arts and Sciences


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Leading in the Midst of Polarized Times
Monday, October 26, 5:00 - 6:30 pm ET

Join us for a facilitated conversation with the 71st Governor of Massachusetts, Deval Patrick, ’78, HLS ’82, as part of the Harvard Community Dialogues Series, hosted by the Office of the President and Office for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. The inaugural event of the series, this conversation will explore challenges involved in leading the country through one of the most polarizing moments in modern history. Gov. Patrick will take questions from Harvard University students. 

Immediately following the conversation, there will be a moderated panel discussion with experts and members from the Harvard Community: Prof. Archon Fung (HKS), Prof. Greg Mankiw (FAS), Prof. Tsedal Neeley (HBS) and Shahara Jackson (EdLD candidate, HGSE), former President Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance. Panelists will endeavor to derive solutions to some of the most polarizing topics of the day, including resolving the Covid-19 pandemic, racial justice, the breakdown of civil discourse, the supreme court battle, and the rise of political unrest and protest movements.

The community dialogue series will model productive dialogue across difference by bringing together policy and subject experts from different political viewpoints through a series of events that will delve into issues relevant to the current moment, while modeling thoughtful, reflective engagement on critical issues.

CART/Live Captioning will be available. Please email for accessibility requests.


Lawrence Bacow, President, Harvard University


Deval Patrick, 71st Governor of Massachusetts, College ’78, HLS ’82


Carrie Johnson, NPR Washington Desk justice correspondent, 2020 Neiman Fellow


Archon Fung, Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Shahara Jackson, EdLD candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Greg Mankiw, Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics, Faculty of Arts & Sciences

Tsedal Neeley, Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School


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