On Campus Committee

Harvard_University32

Forums and Panels

Throughout the academic year, HFID organizes events such as fundraisers and forums, addressing issues from the field of development work. Forums are organized at least once in a semester and feature guest speakers from Harvard, surrounding universities, and international NGOs to provide students with insight into careers in development.

Workshops

HFID  holds a number of workshops to to familiarize Harvard students with key concepts in development and to prepare them for summer or sustained work abroad. Workshops range from discussions of why we go abroad to what students should expect upon arrival in certain developing countries. They also prepare students for work with NGOs and nonprofits in the United States, either locally or in their hometowns.

Past workshops:

  • International Service Preparation Series (ISPS)
  • Organizational Effectiveness in International NGOs with Laure “Voop” de Vulpillieres
  • “Witness to War” and a discussion with Dr. Charlie Clements

…and more!

Socials

HFID’s members normally host two socials each semester, open to the entire club. These are a great way to meet the people involved in the organization, learn more about the work we do, and to have some fun on the weekend!

Past Events

Spring 2011

April 14
Accounts from the Field:
Conversations with International NGOs and How YOU Can Get Involved
Representatives from Oxfam America, EcoLogic, Partners in Health, the Satellite Sentinel Project, and MercyCorps spoke on a panel about ways to improve coordination and develop effective partnerships among NGOs and other key stakeholders. Panel discussion was followed by break-out sessions with each specific NGO representative.

Fall 2010

December 3
Exploring Careers in Development
A luncheon event with Kennedy School of Government Mid-Career Fellows who have specialities in topics ranging from microfinance to innovation in development to advocacy and human rights. Undergraduates had the opportunity to speak with guests about how to pursue careers in international development; lunch was followed by a panel discussion.

October 29
The Future of Global Health: Policy, Evidence, and You
A discussion with Julio Frenk
Forum featuring a discussion between Dr. Julio Frenk of HSPH and Dr. Arachu Castro of HMS about the intersection of global health policy, research, and individual action.

Spring 2010 Measuring Success in Development

Throughout the academic year, HFID organizes events such as fundraisers and forums, addressing issues from the filed of development work. Forums are organized at least once in a semester and feature guest speakers from Harvard, surrounding universities, international NGOs,  etc.