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Keynote Address: Social Change Through Civic Engagement and Pragmatic Idealism


Alan Khazei

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:30-9:00 pm
Levin Ballroom, Usdan Student Center

Alan KhazeiOne of “America's 25 Best Leaders” (US News and World Report, 2006) and author of Big Citizenship: How Pragmatic Idealism Can Bring Out The Best in America, Khazei will discuss his inspiration, experience and how young people can make a difference in the world.

As a young graduate from Harvard Law School, Alan Khazei co-founded City Year, which now operates in 20 U.S. cities and Johannesburg and London, and served as the model for the AmeriCorps program. Khazei is currently the CEO of Be The Change, an organization he started to do collective impact work. Khazei has been a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, and teaches a course on social entrepreneurship in the spring at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. 

Cosponsored by The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program.