Laura Duffy, US Attorney for the Southern District of California (San Diego and Imperial Counties) will discuss the Department of Justice’s commitment to "Smart on Crime" principles, including Sentencing Reform, Diversion, Reentry and Restorative Justice; Deportation policy; Human Trafficking; Cross Border Tunnels and Current Trends, and answer questions in a discussion format.
Save the date for an exciting half-day conference on how the border impacts security, trade and commerce, and water and energy! We'll finish with exclusive tour of the US border with Mexico!
In August, HKS@SD will host a family-friendly summer cookout so we can enjoy all that San Diego has to offer! We will also be joined by the founding members of San Diego's IMPACT HUB, and you can learn more about what they are trying to do to better our community.
HKS@SD plans to do some good around town and volunteer with the Veterans Village of San Diego during their annual Stand Down!
Meet with one of our most critical public leaders to learn not only about her career and the challenges she overcame to be entrusted to lead SDPD, but also her vision for how SDPD will continue to serve the public good. Registration →
Meet with water policy makers from the City of San Diego and the Metropolitan Water Authority to discuss some of the challenges we face. Also tour San Diego's Advanced Water Purification Facility! Registration →
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, do some good and volunteer at the San Diego Food Bank. As a bonus, we will get to meet with one of their executives to learn about the state of hunger in our region. Registration →
One year after our kickoff event in October 2013, the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Community of San Diego is pleased to come together again to have a breakfast discussion with the elected leadership of the City of San Diego. Registration →
Get a frontline look at the San Diego Border Region from the Pacific Ocean to Otay Mountain and be introduced to the Border Infrastructure System that is comprised of border fencing, roads, lights, surveillance technology and the Remote Video Surveillance System Center which have greatly aided the men and women of the San Diego Sector gain operational control of the border and serve as the model of border security in the nation.
Come and join your fellow HKS alumni for some barbecue and some fun.
We will be joined by Dave Roberts, SD County Supervisor and HKSEE 2009. Come and ask him all of those questions you have been wondering about regarding county government.
Need for Discourse on Public Goods
This will be the second charette on public goods hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School Community of San Diego. This meeting will continue and advance our conversations about “message” and “methods” to increase public awareness of public goods.
Ruben Navarrette interviews Alberto Gonzales about his incredible career and life story -- as Texas Secretary of State, and State Supreme Court Justice, White House Counsel, and U.S. Attorney General. They talk about Gonzales' upbringing in Humble, TX, his triumphs and setbacks, the accomplishments and controversies, and what he learned along the way about people, politics, loyalty, the legal profession, and what happens when -- as Gonzales has said -- one becomes friends with a future president of the United States.
Meet with HKS@SD and Dean Mary Walshok of UCSD to discuss San Diego's innovation economy. Dean Walshok is co-author of Invention & Reinvention: The Evolution of San Diego's Innovation Economy.
To promote dialogue on issues of civic concern, The Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Community of San Diego cordially invites you to attend an interactive discussion featuring Michael J. Fisher, Chief of the United States Border Patrol, as he discusses the evolution of the Border Patrol and Border Security – 2014 and Beyond.
This holiday offer a gift of remembrance to our fallen heroes and their families. Give your time and/or donate a wreath to lay at Fort Rosecrans Cemetery on Saturday, December 14, National Wreaths Across America Day. This day honors every single veteran who ever served to protect our freedoms.
Harvard Kennedy School Community of San Diego cordially invites you to attend a breakfast panel discussion on “Important Priorities for the next Mayor of San Diego.” We are assembling a panel of leaders for a discussion in the spirit representative of the Forum at Harvard’s Institute of Politics.
$10.00 Cover Charge at door (includes hors d'oeuvres)
Come, meet and mingle with other HKS alums and hear about our upcoming exciting programs.
Public goods are “hidden in front of us, every day”. People benefit from clean air, clean water, street lights, public parks and beaches, a 911 call system, fire protection, food and drug safety, ports, public health services, schools, bridges, jogging trails and scores more. The list is enormous. But most people are oblivious to the source of these things they enjoy. Moreover, mainstream economics, as taught in the colleges and universities, has a negative interpretation of public goods and no concept of non-market production. The absence of “public goods” in our national discourse denies citizens the ability to make decisions about things that matter mightily to the quality of their lives and their communities.
Join your fellow HKS alumni for a night of networking and meet Charlie Haight, senior associate dean of alumni relations and resource development.
Beer, wine, soft drinks, and light hors d'oeuvres will be served.