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Harvard Webcast: Voices in Leadership: 5 Essential Questions in Life

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership program will feature “5 Essential Questions in Life,” a live webcast conversation Wednesday, October 18 from 12:00-12:30 pm ET with Dr. James E. Ryan, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education.

A leading expert on law and education, Dr. Ryan has written extensively about the ways in which law structures educational opportunity. His articles and essays address such topics as school desegregation, school finance, school choice, standards and testing, pre-K, and the intersection of special education and neuroscience. He also is the co-author of the textbook “Educational Policy and the Law,” and the author of “Five Miles Away, A World Apart,” which was published in 2010 by Oxford University Press. In addition, Dr. Ryan has authored articles on constitutional law and theory and has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Before coming to Harvard, Dr. Ryan was the Matheson & Morgenthau Distinguished Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. He also served as academic associate dean from 2005–09 and founded and directed the school’s Program in Law and Public Service. While at Virginia, Ryan received an All-University Teaching Award, an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and several awards for his scholarship. Dr. Ryan has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Yale, and the University of Auckland. He has also served on numerous education boards and commissions, including the U.S. Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission and the board of the Maya Angelou Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.

View the webcast at hsph.me/voices. On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/Ryan. Send leadership questions for consideration to be asked during the webcast to @VoicesHSPH using #VoicesHSPH or by email to voices@hsph.harvard.edu. The Voices in Leadership webcast series invites leaders to speak about their career experiences in global health. Participants share solutions that were effective, choices that failed, and which decisions, if any, could have been made differently. All sessions are available online via video with interactive downloadable transcripts, and via podcast.