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Alice Yang (NC) on Partners in Health

The pertinent question is: even as immediate rescue efforts wane and Haiti fades from the headlines, how will we ensure that this tragedy becomes a turning point for Haiti’s development – an opportunity to “build back better,” in President Clinton’s words – rather than just another setback for the hemisphere’s poorest country? Since the devastating…

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Immersion Experience – Actualizing Dreams in the Developing World

Three students volunteered on a service trip to the Philippines during the winter break. We recommended ways of using the country’s hydropower efficiently to enhance rural electrification. One of our guides in the Philippines pulled me aside early on and said, “The Philippines is still a developing country with its flaws, but I wouldn’t change…

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Summer Stories -Daniel E. Rosan, Malawi

Days in rural Malawi begin just before dawn. Children start fetching water from the taps in the foyer of our guest house. The bakery run by HIV-positive women out of our kitchen is up and running a few minutes later. And the cook has begun slaughtering a goat for dinner. I am at the Partners…

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Harvard to Host Global Health Networking Forum

The state of global health is an issue that concerns everyone, ranging from the impact of malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS in the developing world, to lack of adequate health coverage even in the developed world. On the African continent, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, affecting over 27 million individuals. Over 40,000 people die everyday…

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Fighting AIDS in India Through Strategic Gaming Exercises

Do you ever wonder what it would be like to make a case recommendation in class and receive instantaneous feedback on its implications? Consultants from Booz Allen Hamilton delivered such an opportunity to a group of scientists, policy makers, and industry practitioners at a discussion on fighting AIDS in India during the Aspen Institute Ideas…

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To Work Or Not To Work?

To work or not to work? That is the question. Perhaps it was my first day here at HBS that I started to feel pressure to find a summer internship. My first suspicion that things were not looking good came at a career fair in September. Several of the companies canceled and left us staring…

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A&E's Summer Report- Musicals

Continuing the summer report and proving once and for all that your A&E reporters aren’t just a movie-focused one-dimensional team, we take a look at the top musicals showcased on Broadway. Okay, so maybe these aren’t the top musicals, and maybe these are just the ones that we happened to attend, but if its good…

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Building the African Dream

Over 800 people attended the 5th annual Africa Business Conference – “Building the African Dream” – three weeks ago on the HBS campus. The conference was a mixing ground of established businessmen and women, aspiring entrepreneurs, and keen enquirers. Countries all over Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas were represented, the people drawn to the…

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Corporate Partnerships to Combat HIV/AIDS

A senior lecturer at HBS, Diana Barrett is a member of the Social Enterprise core group. Diana has received both her MBA and her Doctorate in Business Administration from HBS. She has spent most of her professional career to date exploring the applicability of corporate models to the health care field as well as other…

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The World's Epidemic

“Today’s leaders will be judged by history as to how they combated the AIDS epidemic.” So challenged Peter Piot, the Executive Director of UNAIDS, to a crowd of students, faculty, and business leaders this past Thursday at the Kennedy School’s Arco Forum. Mr. Piot was the keynote speaker of last week’s two day workshop that…

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Michael Jackson:

Michael Jackson’s recent interview with Martin Bashir, the enterprising British journalist with questionable ethics, has understandably set off a media maelstrom both in the US and around the world. Jackson, already the media’s poster child for eccentricity and favorite celebrity punching bag, raised new doubts and fears about both his private life and his relationship…

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A Different Field Study

I recently had the opportunity of meeting my Social Enterprise Mentor, Anoop Prakash (MBA 2001). Anoop, a US Marine before coming to HBS, is a now a management consultant. His experience is therefore a little different from the ones we have been reading about in the past weeks. What follows is an excerpt from a…

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Leading Toward a Better World? Filling the Gaps of Globalization

Leading Toward a Better World? Filling the Gaps of Globalization By Prof. Rosabeth Moss Kanter Special Featured Contributor Seven months ago the horrible terrorist attacks on the United States precipitated a crisis addressed in the short-term by military actions and security measures. But what will it take in the longer run to lead the world…

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UNstudy II- AIDS in Africa

When a couple of people get together to talk about how to make our world a better place, they can be called agitators or outliers. When a half a dozen people start talking about key issues, some eyebrows get raised. But when nearly 50 people get together in a number of groups over an entire…

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Bold Possibility, Important Causes:

Dan Pallotta is the Founder and CEO of Pallotta TeamWorks, a for-profit social enterprise that has raised more money for AIDS and breast cancer charities than any private enterprise in history. In seven years, the AIDSRidesUSA have channeled over $83 million directly to AIDS charities, and the Avon Breast Cancer 3-Day Walks have put over…

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American Red Cross Dogged by Allegations of Discrimination

The American Red Cross faces continued allegations of discrimination against gay men and Africans for its guidelines that prevent certain people from donating blood through the organization’s blood drives, such as the one being hosted on the Harvard Business School campus.The Red Cross blood donation eligibility guidelines are designed to protect the safety of the…

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To Work Or Not To Work?

To work or not to work? That is the question. Perhaps it was my first day here at HBS that I started to feel pressure to find a summer internship. My first suspicion that things were not looking good came at a career fair in September. Several of the companies canceled and left us staring…

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World AIDS Day – December 1st

“Those who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.” – Chinese proverb Nearly a year has passed since I began a HBS field study on AIDS, working with five other students to design a distribution strategy for AIDS drugs in Africa. I have to admit that I am starting…

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Prepare for HBS Blood Drive, October 10

When I was just a kid, I remember my dad telling me an inspirational story from the military. In light of the events of the past two weeks and what may unfold in the near future, the story has become even more meaningful: platoon was in the heat of battle and taking heavy casualties; they…

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Fighting AIDS in Africa A viewpoint

Late last week 39 major drug companies, including such powerhouses as Merck, GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb, bowed to immense international pressure and withdrew a lawsuit they had filed against the South African government. The suit sought to block a law allowing generic drug companies to produce and market patented drugs under certain conditions. While any…

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HID Conference Ponders Aids Developments

On April 6-7, 2001, the world congregated at The Kennedy School of Government for the Seventh Annual Harvard International Development Conference. Speakers from places such as China, Bangladesh, Bolivia, South Africa, Latvia, Mexico, Brazil, and Dominican Republic, spoke about “Delivering Impact: Evolving Partnerships in International Development.” The conference organizers, made up from a partnership of…

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List of what to tell mom and dad about HBS next week:

So go ahead, whip out that PDA, and mark down Tuesday, April 17th as the day to donate blood!!! If you or someone you care about has ever suffered from a serious accident or trauma, undergone chemotherapy treatment for cancer or been treated for serious burns, you will recall it was a generous blood donor…

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Ray Gilmartin at HBS

Ray Gilmartin, CEO and Chairman of Merck, visited HBS on February 6th to kick off the Society and Enterprise course for RC September students. In introducing Gilmartin, Dean Kim Clark hailed the pharmaceutical executive as a business leader who took his responsibility to society as seriously as his responsibility to shareholders. Gilmartin then spoke about…

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