Regional International Meetings
European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting
2018 European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting
The 2018 European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting was held in Paris, France on Friday, October 12–Sunday, October 14, 2018. Thirty-seven Club and SIG leaders representing 19 Harvard Clubs and 3 SIGs attended, along with HAA President 2018-2019, Margaret Wang AB '09; Deputy Director of the Harvard Alumni Association, Sarah Karmon; FAS Dean for International Affairs, Dr. Margot Gill; Director of the Center for European Studies, Professor Grzegorz Eckiert PhD '91; and Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Alexandra Vacroux PhD '05.
2018 European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting Agenda
Presentations during the meeting included:
Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte LLM '94, Past President, Harvard Club of Belgium; HAA Director for Clubs & SIGs
Professor Grzegorz Ekiert PhD '91, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government and Director of the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies
Joslyn Evans, Associate Director, Harvard Alumni Association Clubs & Shared Interest Groups
Dr. Margot N. Gill, Administrative Dean, FAS International Affairs, Harvard University
Alexandra M. Vacroux PhD '05, Executive Director of the Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies
Margaret Wang AB '09, Harvard Alumni Association President 2018-2019
Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus
Harvard Club of the Netherlands
Harvard Club of Serbia
Harvard Club of the United Kingdom
2017 European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting
The 2017 European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting was held in Cascais, Portugal on Friday, October 6-Sunday, October 7, 2017. Thirty-five Club and SIG leaders representing 22 Harvard Clubs and 3 SIGs attended, along with HAA President Susan Morris Novick, Vice-President for Alumni Affairs and Development Tamara Elliott Rogers, FAS Dean for International Affairs Margot Gill, and Director of the Center for European Studies Grzegorz Eckiert. Presentations during the meeting included:
Grzegorz Ekiert – Center for European Studies
Margot Gill – International Scholarship Options for Clubs
Inigo Sanchez-Asiain – Leadership Succession Toolkit
Karsten Zimmermann – James Loeb Scholarship
2016 European Club Leaders Meeting
The 2016 European Club Leaders Meeting will be held in Berlin, Germany on Friday, October 21st through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016. The Meeting will be held at the Sofitel Berlin Gendarmenmarkt.
2015 European Club Leaders Meeting
The 2015 European Club Leaders Meeting was held in Dublin, Ireland from September 25-27. Twenty-eight Club Leaders representing 19 of the 39 Harvard Clubs of Europe attended, along with three HAA staff members, HAA President Paul Choi, Vice-Provost for International Affairs Mark Elliott, and staff members from the University Development Office and the Office of Career Services. Attendees heard remarks from Críona Ní Dhálaigh, the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Professor Catherine McKenna, and Vice-Provost Elliott.
It was an incredible weekend of community building, best practice sharing, and seeing the highlights of Dublin. We are already looking forward to our next conference in fall of 2016!
To see the conference agenda, or to view any of the presentations from the weekend, please click on the links below.
Harvard Club of Ireland presentation
Ideas with Impact:
Harvard Club of Hungary Back to School Initiative
Harvard Club of Ukraine Infographic
Harvard Club of Spain Public Service Initiative
Creative Programming Strategies:
Harvard Club Cyprus Bi-Monthly Lunches
Engaging Students and Recent Grads
2017 Latin American Club & SIG Leaders Meeting in Nicaragua
From August 24 to 27, the HAA hosted the Latin American Club leaders meeting in Managua, Nicaragua. For more information, please see the complete program and presentations below.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Cocktail Reception hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Lacayo AMP’83, Board Member of the Harvard Club of Nicaragua, at their Residence Followed by 8:30 PM Dinner at the Nejapa Golf & Country Club with a Presentation by Ambassador Arturo Cruz, Professor at INCAE Business School, on ‘The End of Responsible Populism: The Case of Nicaragua’.
CLUBS, CONTACTS & SIGs GENERAL DISCUSSIONS
- Welcome by Susan Novick AB’85, HAA President 2017-2018
- Club Mission Statements Discussion
- Latest HAA News by Jen Flynn, Director, Clubs and Shared Interest Groups
- Board Leadership Transition Toolkit Conversation
- Harvard regional connections; Clubs and Harvard units Conversation with Panelists:
- Margot Gill, Administrative Dean for International Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Kamille Washington, Program Manager for International Affairs, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, will introduce international affairs initiatives in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
- Mary Ellen Flather, Associate Director of Strategy and Development, Harvard David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), and Ned Strong, Executive Director, DRCLAS, will discuss the work of the DRCLAS in Latin America.
- Samantha Rullan, Assistant Director, HBS Latin American Research Center
will provide a HBS Global Initiative summary, focused on Latin America.
- HAA Website Resources Tutorial
- Club Finances and Transparency Recommendations
- Four (4) minute updates by each Club followed by Q&A
- Closing Remarks
- Group Picture
Visit to the Masaya Volcano
Harvard Club of Nicaragua Dinner & Lecture by Professor John Huth on “The Lost Art of finding our Way”
John Huth, Donner Professor of Science in the Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as keynote speaker. In attendance: Harvard Club of Nicaragua leadership; Nicaraguan alumni; visiting Club/SIG leaders, HAA Latin American Co-Directors for Clubs & SIGs, and Harvard representatives.
Guided Walking Visit of Granada with a Boat Tour to the Isletas de Granada
Closing Dinner hosted by Mr. & Mrs. Carlos Ulvert MBA’78, President of the Harvard Club of Nicaragua,
at their Residence