As we live through a shift in the concept of leadership and of power itself, join some of today’s most high-profile, innovative and sometimes surprising leaders to explore how leadership is changing in the digital age.
How is leadership defined in an era in which technology, entrepreneurism and social good are growing increasingly linked? How are the most forward-thinking leaders combining enduring values with innovation and change in a rapidly changing world?
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This event is co-produced with Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.
William Bratton served as the NYC Police Commissioner from 1994-1996 during Mayor Giuliani’s administration, and has once again been appointed to the same post by the newly elected Mayor de Blasio. From 2002-2009, he served as the Chief of Police in the Los Angeles Police Department and is currently the Vice Chairman of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. He has been the recipient of many honors, including appearing on the cover of Time Magazine in 1996, being called one of Security Magazine’s most influential people 2010, and being recognized by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the honorary title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 2009.
A transformational leader with a remarkable record of achievement, General Stanley A. McChrystal was called “one of America’s greatest warriors” by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. A retired four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF) Afghanistan and the former commander of the premier military counter-terrorism force, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He is best known for developing and implementing the current counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan, and for creating a comprehensive counter-terrorism organization that revolutionized the interagency operating culture.
The son of Major General McChrystal, GEN McChrystal graduated from West Point in 1976 and joined the infantry. He began his military career as a platoon commander in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Over the course of his career, he held several leadership and staff positions in the Army Special Forces, Army Rangers, 82nd Airborne Division and the XVIII Army Airborne Corp and the Joint Staff. He is a graduate of the US Naval War College and he completed fellowships at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1997 and at the Council on Foreign Relations in 2000.
Dana H. Born, Lecturer in Public Policy, is a retired brigadier general with 30 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. Prior to coming to Harvard, from 2004-2013, she served two terms as the President appointed dean of the faculty for the U.S. Air Force Academy where she was also a professor and head of the Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Department.
Dana also served as Assistant Director for Recruiting Research and Analysis in the Office of Assistant Secretary of Defense for Force Management Policy, aide to the Secretary of the Air Force and Deputy Chief of the Personnel Issues Team in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. She commanded the 11th Mission Support Squadron at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C., was an Exchange Officer with the Royal Australian Air Force, and served in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
A 1983 graduate with distinction of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Dana holds two master’s degrees (Trinity University and University of Melbourne) and a doctorate in industrial and organizational psychology from Penn State University. She has received a large number of awards, including an honorary doctorate from Simmons College in 2007, the Air Force Secretary Zuckert Outstanding Management Award, Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
David Gergen is a professor of public service and director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, as well as a senior political analyst for CNN. He has served as a White House adviser to four US presidents.