Jackson to Speak at Harvard’s Black Policy Conference

Victory in Unity: Realizing the Dream Deferred

The Harvard Kennedy School’s 5th Annual Black Policy Conference

JFK School of Government
April 17-18th, 2009
Cambridge, MA


Dr. John H. Jackson will serve as an opening guest speaker during the Harvard Kennedy School’s 5th Annual Black Policy Conference. This year’s conference is a celebration of the success of President Barack Obama’s historic campaign and the shifting tide in the outlook of the future of Black people in the U.S. and throughout Africa and the Diaspora.

Last year, the focus of the conference was to provide attendees with the tools to make a difference in their communities by discussing practical solutions that have improved the quality of life of Black people worldwide. This year, the conference will take advantage of the current state of affairs that provides an enormous opportunity to discuss ways these tools can be used to further realize dreams and unify our communities.





Other esteemed speakers include:
  • The Honorable Deval Patrick
    Governor of Massachusetts
  • The Honorable Donna Edwards
    US House of Representatives, 4th District of Maryland
  • The Honorable Bennie Thompson
    US House of Representatives, 2nd District of Mississippi
    Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security
    Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute
  • Susan L. Taylor
    Editor Emeritus of Essence, Founder of National Cares Movement
  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
    Author, Radio Show Host, and Professor at Georgetown University


The Black Policy Conference

The Black Policy Conference was born out of the desire to create a lasting institutional legacy for Black students at Harvard, a homecoming for alumni, and an open exchange of ideas for the most current issues affecting Black communities around the world.

For more information, please visit http://www.hks.harvard.edu/bpc/index.php