Alumni Weekend 2017

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — 11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, Science Center Lecture Hall C

PBHA’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture & Award brings a significant leader in public service to inspire the Harvard community to become engaged in critical social issues. The lecture honors former PBHA volunteer, trustee, and longtime Harvard faculty member Dr. Robert Coles ’50 and his book The Call of Service, which examines the idealism PBHA seeks to instill in its student volunteers.

This year, the event will honor the Executive Director and Founder of CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) Nihad Awad.

This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited so reserve your spot now! (We recommend using a computer to register, rather than a mobile device.)

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

12:30 – 2:00 — Annual PBHA Alumni Association General Meeting, Phillips Brooks House, Parlor Room

Join PBHA-Alumni Association for their annual general meeting at the Phillips Brooks House. Alumni will report on the activities, initiatives, and interactions they have had with each other and current PBHAers. In addition, discussions will focus on the role alumni can play in fostering a lifelong PBHA community and serving as mentors for current students. There will also be an opportunity to meet PBHAers from many different class years!

Light refreshments will be served. Please direct all questions to Chris Loney ’11, PBHA-A President, at

3:00 – 4:30 — Panel and Reflection

In the afternoon before the dinner, we will also be having a reflection for undergrads and alumni!

5:30 — PBHA Alumni Celebration Dinner 

Please join the students, staff, and alumni of PBHA at our annual PBHA Alumni Reunion Luncheon. This year, we will be having a special dinner to honor Robert Bridgeman and David Dance for all they have given to PBHA over the past two decades. If you would like to submit words of appreciation, photos or videos about Robert or David, please fill out this form. (You will need a gmail account to fill it out).


This event bring together past and present PBHAers, providing an opportunity to share past successes and visions for the future. A fully catered dinner will be provided. A wine and beer bar will also be available. Tickets for the luncheon are needed. Price for general admission is $50. Individuals working in Public Interest Careers are able to purchase a reduced-price ticket for $30. Students can purchase tickets for $10. The price of a full ticket represents the cost per plate to PBHA. We appreciate your support in making this dinner possible, however, we do not want ability to pay to play a prohibitive role in your attendance! Any questions? Please email Jalem at