Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign

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Bohnet, who helped organize IDEASpHERE, said before the launch event that the sessions were arranged by reaching out to faculty members and inviting them to suggest ideas, sessions, and speakers.

“This is unheard of for the Kennedy School to run such a large conference with 12 parallel sessions taking place at the same time,” Bohnet said.

In an interview before the forum, Bohnet said, “What is most exciting for me is...that we come together as a community...to celebrate ideas that make the world a better place.”

The festivities will continue Friday with a keynote speech from Lawrence H. Summers, a former president of University and Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department. Details of the campaign’s progress will be announced Friday.

—Staff writer Forrest K. Lewis can be reached at forrest.lewis@thecrimson.com.

—Staff writer Tyler S. Olkowski can be reached at tyler.olkowski@thecrimson.com. Follow him on Twitter @OlkowskiTyler.

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