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Harvard Webcast: Voices in Leadership: Leadership in Effectively Communicating for Causes or Issues

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership program will feature “Leadership in Effectively Communicating for Causes or Issues,” a live webcast conversation Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, from 12:00-12:30 pm ET with Karen Finney, senior advisor and senior spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign, and  Douglas Heye, CNN political commentator and former Deputy Chief of Staff of Communications for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.

Finney, also the communications director for Vice Presidential nominee, Senator Tim Kaine, has a wide range of experience in media, politics and communications strategy, including hosting her own television show on MSNBC, “Disrupt with Karen Finney,” and serving as communications director at the Democratic National Committee.  She also worked to improve public education working as chief of staff to the chairman, CEO and president of Scholastic Inc. and communications director for the New York Board of Education.  A veteran of politics since 1990, Douglas Heye has served in leading communications positions in the House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, the Republican National Committee, as well as serving in the George W. Bush Administration. He is currently a CNN political commentator and contributor to the Wall Street Journal, where he provides analysis on domestic and international political events. Heye has garnered on the record bi-partisan praise for his team-building, communications and strategic planning abilities. In 2015, Heye served as a Resident Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

View the webcast at hsph.me/voices. On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/HeyeFinney. 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.