Public Interested Conference

Clint Smith

Public Interested is a campus-wide conference organized by the Center for Public Service and Engaged Scholarship and collaboratively planned by the Harvard Alumni Association, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard Innovation Labs, Institute of Politics, Office of Career Services, Office for Sustainability, Phillips Brooks House Association, and the Social Innovation and Change Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School. This conference offers several outstanding ways for students and alums to explore public interest careers, make connections, and discuss social issues.   The 2021 Public Interested Conference will take place on Saturday, February 5, 2022. 

Clint Smith is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of the narrative nonfiction book,How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across America, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and the poetry collection Counting Descent, which won the 2017 Literary Award for Best Poetry Book from the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award.

Breakout discussions tracks include: advising on public interest careers, education, environmental justice, immigration reform, political engagement and advocacy, public and global health, public interest law and criminal justice reform, and safety nets: housing access and food security.

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