Calling the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) “the voice of public service at Harvard,” University President Drew Faust welcomed alumni from across seven decades Friday to a special 75th anniversary conference at the Charles Hotel. “The Kennedy School motto ‘Ask what you can do’ is a resonant theme that extends across Harvard and makes all of us so much more aware of what it means to have these responsibilities and how they might be exercised,” Faust said. “The Harvard Kennedy School is a powerful embodiment and representation to the world of a fundamental University value, and that is why facts and knowledge matter as societies and nations make choices about the future.” Faust noted the School’s “wide range of influence,” both in terms of its esteemed graduates — from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, M.P.A. ’84, and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, M.P.A. ’71, to “50 members of Congress both past and present,” and...
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