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2018 European Club & SIG Leaders Meeting

Paris, France

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 Club of Armenia

Harvard Club of Austria

Harvard Club of Berlin

Harvard Club of Bulgaria

Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs

Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus

Harvard Club of Ireland

Harvard Club of Italy

Harvard Club of Luxembourg

Harvard Club of Monaco

Harvard Club of the Netherlands

Harvard Club of Poland

Harvard Club of Prague

Harvard Club of Rhein-Main

Harvard Club of Rhein-Ruhr

Harvard Club of Russia

Harvard Club of Serbia

Harvard Club of Spain

Harvard Alumni in Tech

Harvard Club of Turkey

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:

Laura Birkman – The Club App

Grzegorz Ekiert – Center for European Studies

Margot Gill – International Scholarship Options for Clubs

Jen Flynn – HAA Clubs & SIGs

Robert Manson – Brexit Series

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.

ECL Program Agenda

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.

ECL Program Agenda

Harvard Club of Ireland presentation

HAA Engagement Research

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’.


  • 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