Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Voices in Leadership program will feature “Nature and Health – Inextricably Linked,” a live webcast conversation with Ms. Sally Jewell, former Secretary of the Interior, Thursday, November 16, 2017. Watch the live stream at 12:00-12:30 pm EST.
As a business executive and public servant serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior under President Obama, Ms. Jewell focused her career on supporting a robust economy coupled with long-term sustainability of our natural world and its diverse people. During her tenure as Interior Secretary, Ms. Jewell was recognized for taking the long-view, using a science-based, landscape-level, collaborative approach to natural resources management. She and her capable team were deeply engaged in rebuilding a trusting, nation-to-nation relationship with indigenous communities in the U.S. They championed the importance of science and sharing data to better understand our Earth’s systems; supported development of commercial-scale renewable energy on public lands and waters; encouraged investments for more sustainable use of water in the West; and worked with Congress, President Obama and his team on long-term conservation of our nation’s most vulnerable and irreplaceable natural, cultural and historic treasures. Prior to serving on President Obama’s cabinet, she was president and CEO of REI, a $2.6 billion retailer dedicated to facilitating outdoor adventures. Prior to REI, she served 19 years in commercial banking across a wide-range of industries, and began her career as an engineer in the energy industry. Interviewer will be Ms. Gina McCarthy, former administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
On demand video will be posted following the event at hsph.me/Jewell. Send leadership questions for consideration to be asked during the webcast to @VoicesHSPH using #VoicesHSPH or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Voices in Leadership webcast series at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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.