Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Olga Savintseva (OB)

What: Novartis Pharma AG Where: Basel, Switzerland What did you do this summer?I spent summer at Business Development & Licensing (BD&L) at a leading pharmaceutical company Novartis in its global headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. The function I worked in is important because about 70% of total company’s sales come from in-licensed products. My particular role… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Olga Savintseva (OB)

Keynote Speaker Selected for Class Day 2010

The SA Proudly Announces the Class Day 2010 Keynote Speaker: Sir Ronald Cohen, Co-Founder and Former Chairman of Apax Partners and Chairman of The Portland Trust and Bridges Ventures Sir Ronald Cohen is a founder of the private-equity industry in Europe and one of the world’s leading private-equity investors. He was the founding partner and… Continue reading Keynote Speaker Selected for Class Day 2010

President of BlackRock talks “Money” with Mia

While at CNBC this summer I had the opportunity to meet Robert Kapito, the Founder and President of BlackRock and a graduate of Harvard Business School. As he was getting ready to go on-air on Squawk Box, we chatted about Harvard Business School and the economy. When I realized Mr. Kapito would be on HBS’s… Continue reading President of BlackRock talks “Money” with Mia

Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Tamara Heimur (OF)

The Harbus caught up with Tamara Heimur (OF), who spent her summer working at the International Affairs Division of the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C. in the Office of the Middle East and North Africa. Asked to evaluate the experience, she replied, “I loved it! I thought it was a great mix of technical work… Continue reading Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Tamara Heimur (OF)

Thomas Rajan Selected as 2009 Class Day Student Speaker

The Class Day Committee is pleased to announce the Class Day 2009 Student Speaker Winner: Thomas Rajan! The Class Day 2009 Student Speaker Competition was held in early April. Twenty-eight contestants initially vied for the opportunity to present an inspirational and relevant message to their peers and guests at Class Day on June 3rd. The… Continue reading Thomas Rajan Selected as 2009 Class Day Student Speaker

Rape & Remittances: Modern Day Slavery in the Philippines

This is Part 1 of 2 in a series presenting the research findings of Justin Hakuta (NJ), who won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to the Philippines after graduating from Carnegie Mellon. At the time, Hakuta was interested in pursuing a career in human rights investigation. RUDE AWAKENING I bob and weave through the sweating rush… Continue reading Rape & Remittances: Modern Day Slavery in the Philippines

Six HBS Students Honored for Service to the School and Society

The following article was originally published in the Harvard University Gazette in June of 2008. Dean’s Award nominations for the Class of 2009 will be accepted until Friday, February 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. For additional information, please see “Dean’s Award” on the MBA Quick Info tab of myHBS. Harvard Business School announced today that… Continue reading Six HBS Students Honored for Service to the School and Society

Crude Realities of a Hot Commodity

Sarah Palin’s $150,000 wardrobe caused a commotion, but oil’s $150 makeover, rapid rise to fame and fortune, and sudden recent decline is equally sensational. In 2003, oil was that awkward guy in the corner at $25, lonely and undervalued. By 2008, the barrel re-emerged refined and glorious. Conflict in the Middle East, US Dollar weakness,… Continue reading Crude Realities of a Hot Commodity

HBS, Saudi Arabia, and the Trip of a Lifetime

What do you get when you take 33 diverse HBS students from 13 countries, add a few professors with expertise spanning Middle East politics, economics, communications and energy, and give them an opportunity to visit, learn, and engage directly with a country shrouded by ambiguity and mystique? Unquestionably, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We struggled on what… Continue reading HBS, Saudi Arabia, and the Trip of a Lifetime

The Mini Marshall Plan

The Education For Employment Foundation is creating job opportunities for young people in Muslim countries. Ron Bruder watched the Twin Towers fall, not knowing whether his daughter Megan had made it out alive. She did, but neither witness nor survivor emerged unruffled. Ron and Megan, a journalist, spoke at length about terrorism and the Middle… Continue reading The Mini Marshall Plan

Five Thoughts for a Glorious Autumn

With two rogue nations loudly proclaiming their development of nuclear technology, an extremely tenuous Middle East situation capable of erupting into renewed hostilities, African nations powerless to stem insurgent unrest, and Iraq teetering on the brink of civil war, perhaps the moment is ripe for a step back in reflection as we enter this fall… Continue reading Five Thoughts for a Glorious Autumn

Noam Chomsky Discusses U.S. Relations with Israel

Four hundred people packed into Spangler Auditorium last week to hear the legendary left-wing intellectual, Noam Chomksy. Another 200 had to be turned away and there was a large number of protestors and supporters outside the hall. The HBS Business, Industry and Government Club hosted Professor Chomsky, who has been a professor of Linguistics at… Continue reading Noam Chomsky Discusses U.S. Relations with Israel

EC's: This is Our Year

Class of ’06, let me be the first to say ‘welcome back’ on behalf of the Harbus editorial staff. Being away from campus and away from the Boston area made me miss all the things that really make this place special…like granola parfaits and a well-staffed army of round-the-clock campus groundskeepers. But honestly, it is… Continue reading EC's: This is Our Year

Celebrating Ramadan

On November 11th, the HBS Islamic Society held a fast-breaking dinner to share the occasion of the month of Ramadan with students, faculty, and staff. The event was meant to celebrate the diversity of the student body by sharing the culture, heritage, and beliefs of Muslims on campus. It was opened with the traditional call… Continue reading Celebrating Ramadan

Shimon Peres on Peace

Having spent the last six decades negotiating for peace in the Middle East, 1994 Nobel Prize winner Shimon Peres, an HBS AMP alum, was on hand to impart his learned wisdom to Harvard students at the John F. Kennedy School of Government on October 20th. In his remarks, Peres covered a range of issues including… Continue reading Shimon Peres on Peace

H-BS Special: Election Watch 2004

Testifying before the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee, Federal Reserve Chairman Allen Greenspan took aim at President Bush’s economic policies Wednesday, criticizing what he called “massive, unrestrained spending in the context of massive, unrestrained tax cuts.” In response to Greenspan’s criticisms, which adds to the choruses from Democratic presidential candidates who see the economy… Continue reading H-BS Special: Election Watch 2004

Democracy in the Middle East: An Oxymoron?

The following is the first of a series of articles on major political issues by Political Columnist Navroz Udwadia (NA). January 30th 2004 saw the Prime Minister of Turkey visit the Kennedy School of Government (KSG), where he gave a speech that focused squarely on an issue of great importance to the world: democracy in… Continue reading Democracy in the Middle East: An Oxymoron?

My version of Ramadan

I had never spent Ramadan outside the Middle East before coming to HBS. Most of my Ramadans were spent in Cairo. The entire city changes it pace to accommodate this wonderful month. Office hours are shortened – you get to go to work an hour late. But there is a catch – imagine a city… Continue reading My version of Ramadan

HBS Alumna Named a Global Leader for Tomorrow at Davos World Economic Forum

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli, HBS MBA Class of 1999, was named one of the Global Leaders for Tomorrow and was honored at the recent Davos World Economic Forum. I exchanged e-mail with Ndidi and asked her to answer some questions for our readers. The Harbus: Tell us a little bit about yourself. NON: My life’s goal… Continue reading HBS Alumna Named a Global Leader for Tomorrow at Davos World Economic Forum

Hell Week Redefined

This last week has been hell in a number of different ways. The first-years had their interviews for internships, the war in the Middle East loomed ever closer and seven very intelligent, amazingly accomplished people lost their lives in space. On this basis, the mood of despondency on campus is understandable. One person summed it… Continue reading Hell Week Redefined

Editorial

It appears inevitable that the United States will soon go to war. If by chance of a miracle we do not fight Iraq, we will continue to engage with absolute certainty against the state of domestic and international public opinion. In one of this week’s featured articles, we explore America’s diplomatic strategy to persuade Turkey,… Continue reading Editorial

CW: Renamed and Ready to Rock

After a summer of unbridled, dusk to dawn rock-n-roll living, CW is back in Boston and ready to jam. Actually, the band members spent most of their summer as management consultants, investment bankers, and Internet entrepreneurs, but this was only a small sidetrack on their road to international rock stardom. Female vocalist Charu Juneja (OD)… Continue reading CW: Renamed and Ready to Rock

The First and Last Section ND Update

In case you haven’t noticed, Section ND hasn’t had a section update in the Harbus all year. And odds are you haven’t noticed if you yourself aren’t in Section ND. (I’m trying to think of the kind of person who reads section updates about other sections. Do they say to themselves, “Hmmm, I wonder where… Continue reading The First and Last Section ND Update

The State of the U.S. -Transatlantic Relationship

The Interdependence of the EU and the U.S. Mr. Fran‡ois Bujon de l’Estang, the current French Ambassador to the U.S., was greeted by the HBS community with much anticipation last Monday afternoon where he delivered the first lecture sponsored by the HBS European Club’s new team to a packed crowd in Aldrich Hall. The crowd… Continue reading The State of the U.S. -Transatlantic Relationship

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… Continue reading Leading Toward a Better World? Filling the Gaps of Globalization