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Public Policy and Leadership Conference at Harvard

For the past two years the McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement has successfully nominated one student to attend this undergraduate policy leadership conference at Harvard University. In fact, Vanessa Williams and Bibi Abdalla were both the only students from Minnesota selected to attend.

The McCarthy Center hopes to nominate and recommend another candidate for this year’s conference on February 21-24, 2008.

If you are interested, contact Matt Lindstrom before Nov. 1st.

Public Policy and Leadership Conference
February 21-24, 2008
Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

What is the Public Policy and Leadership Conference?

The Public Policy and Leadership Conference (PPLC) is designed to inform students about careers in the public sector. The conference will encourage students who possess a commitment to public service to prepare for graduate study in public policy and international affairs, as well as to provide information on financial support through various fellowship programs.

Why Attend PPLC?

The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University will be offering its seventh annual spring conference for first and second year undergraduate college students who are interested in pursuing professional careers in public service. These include careers in federal, state or local government, and work in the nonprofit sector or in international agencies. Our goal is also to provide information on various fellowship opportunities. To find out more about individual fellowships, please visit our resources page.

Who Attends PPLC?

The conference aims to attract students from groups under-represented in public policy and international affairs in an effort to increase the diversity of students receiving these professional degrees. The conference will help prepare future leaders for study in public policy, particularly those from historically under-served communities and people of color. Participants receive paid travel, accommodations, and meals.