The HARVARD CLUB OF SAN FRANCISCO invites you to join 

Harvard Across America Series

This is a series of virtual events lead by the Harvard Club of San Francisco. All events are free but registration is required for each to receive the Zoom meeting link and dial-in information. Please make sure you are all set to use Zoom before the conference.

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Event Organizer: Jorge Jaramillo, President Harvard Club of San Francisco



Tuesday, May 26, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 Pacific Time 

Voter Participation in Perilous Times

An interactive discussion with Harvard Professor of Human Rights Policy Dr. Kathryn Sikkink


Prof. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, and the impact of human rights law and policies.

In her latest book "The Hidden Face of Rights: Toward a Politics of Responsibility" (Yale 2020), she argues that we cannot truly implement human rights unless we also recognize human responsibilities, giving examples from diverse issues like climate change, voting, digital privacy, and campus sexual assault.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Voting responsibilities as a corollary to voting rights
  • How to mobilize individuals about their responsibility to vote 

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To learn more about Dr. Kathryn Sikkink and to register you can click here 
to be directed to the Harvard Club of San Francisco's website.


Thursday, May 28, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 Pacific Time 

The Curve and the Election

Democracy, Disparities and the Pandemic

 What happens when discrimination and a pandemic collide?

Join in for an interactive discussion with Cornell William Brooks, Harvard Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice. Brooks is the former president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a civil rights attorney, and an ordained minister.



Topics include:

  • The intersection of the electoral calendar, voter suppression, and the pandemic
  • Participating in the democratic process in the era of social distancing


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To learn more about Cornell William Brooks and to register you can click here 
to be directed to the Harvard Club of San Francisco's website.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
5:00 - 6:00 Pacific Time 

Inequality in the U.S.

What can be done to counter inequality in the United States?

Join us for an interactive discussion with Harvard Alum and Professor David Deming (Ph.D. in Public Policy ’10) from the Kennedy School of Government and the Graduate School of Education.

Topics include:

  • What policies help people rise from poverty?
  • What is the role of education, and how have the labor markets responded to various policies?
  • What is Harvard doing to address the pressing issue of income and wealth disparities in the United States today?


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To learn more about Prof. David Deming and to register you can click here 
to be directed to the Harvard Club of San Francisco's website.