Harvard President Lawrence S. Bacow will be Keynote Speaker at the Harvard Club of Boston’s 112th Annual Meeting

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Harvard University’s 29th President Lawrence Bacow, JD ’76, MPP ’76, PhD ’78, will be the keynote speaker at the Harvard Club of Boston’s 112th Annual Meeting and Dinner on April 1, 2020. The event brings the Club’s membership together to discuss the accomplishments of the previous fiscal year, ongoing programs and to learn about future initiatives.

One of higher education’s most widely experienced leaders, President Bacow is committed to supporting scholarship and research, encouraging civic engagement, and expanding opportunity for all. From 2001 to 2011, he was President of Tufts University, where he fostered collaboration and advanced the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and public service.  Prior to his role at Tufts, he spent 24 years on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he held the Lee and Geraldine Martin Professorship of Environmental Studies and served as Chair of the Faculty from 1995 to 1997 and as Chancellor from 1998 to 2001.

An expert on non-adjudicatory approaches to the resolution of environmental disputes, President Bacow received an SB in economics from MIT, a JD from Harvard Law School, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD in public policy from Harvard’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Prior to Bacow’s election to the Harvard presidency in February 2018, he served as a member of the Harvard Corporation from 2011 to 2018, a Hauser Leader-in-Residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 2014 to 2018, and a President-in-Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from 2011 to 2014.


About the Harvard Club of Boston
The Harvard Club of Boston is a private club established in 1908 to encourage the social, intellectual and athletic interests of our members, to promote the welfare of Harvard University, to assist students with financial aid, and to foster the Harvard Spirit in all Harvard men and women. The organization maintains two clubhouses: one in the Back Bay neighborhood in Boston, and one in the Financial District. Members of the Club have access to exclusive events, dining opportunities, and athletic facilities in the two locations. With approximately 5,000 members, the Harvard Club is one of the City’s premier private clubs and has been named a Platinum Club of America and a Platinum Club of the World.