Former Harvard Student (from Nigeria) Sues University for Denying His Degree Following Sexual Misconduct Findings

Former Harvard undergraduate Damilare Sonoiki ’13 filed a lawsuit against the University Oct. 21 alleging that the College unfairly withheld and ultimately denied him his degree after three fellow students accused him of sexual assault.

Sonoiki was set to graduate in May 2013. Two days before Commencement, however, two women formally filed formal sexual misconduct complaints against him.

Sonoiki still spoke as the Harvard Orator on Class Day and walked at graduation. Still, he was denied a degree because he was involved in a pending investigation. Several days later, the third woman filed an additional complaint against Sonoiki.

On Nov. 19, 2013, the Administrative Board found Sonoki responsible for the accusations, required him to withdraw from the College, and recommended his dismissal to the Faculty Council, according to his legal complaint. On Dec. 10, 2014, the Council dismissed Sonoki. He never received his undergraduate degree.

MBA – Harvard Business School Dean to Step Down

BOSTON— November 6, 2019—Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced today that he will step down in June 2020, concluding ten years of service as the School’s tenth Dean.

Class Day – Dean Nitin Nohria

In a message to faculty, staff, students, and alumni, Nohria said the time is right for HBS to transition to new leadership. “Ten years gave us a good run to make progress on our ‘Five I’ priorities,” he noted, referring to the School-wide focus on innovation, intellectual ambition, internationalization, inclusion, and integration that has been a hallmark of his tenure. “Serving as Dean has been a privilege for which I am immensely grateful. A decade seems an appropriate duration for this chapter in the School’s history.” MORE

PORTRAIT (Togo) – Harvard Kennedy School: A Vision in Togo: Cina Lawson MPP 2001 uses technology to transform financial inclusion and internet access in this West African nation

2019 Recipient Public Service Award

CINA LAWSON MPP 2001 FIRST MET the president of Togo when he visited New York for the United Nations General Assembly in 2009. She was working in Manhattan, developing data infrastructure services for Orange Business Services’ public- and private-sector clients, and the two discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the telecom sector in West Africa.

When President Faure Gnassingbé was reelected in 2010, he remembered their conversation and asked Lawson to join his government as the minister of posts, digital economy, and technological innovation. Since assuming that position, she has significantly expanded access to both the internet and financial services in Togo.

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Pour les Haïtiens – 2019 call for Research Fellow Applications

Research Fellow Program for the Office of Evaluation and Oversight-1900000828


Background: The Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE) at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is seeking several Research Fellows (RF) to work at IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C. OVE is an independent evaluation office that conducts project, program and corporate evaluations of IDB’s and IDB Invest’s activities and reports directly to these institutions’ Boards.

The Washington Diplomat Global Education Conference – November 12, 2019

In November 2019, an all-day Global Education Conference to convene embassy representatives, the private sector, universities, think tanks, U.S. government, international multi-lateral organizations and other educational institutions to discuss the latest developments in education and, specifically, the issues that are critical to foreign students coming to the United States and their foreign governments, which have a vested interest in finding top educational opportunities for their nationals, will take place in Washington DC. Among the myriad of topics we will examine are future education trends, including the skills needed to adapt to a 21st-century world, as well as other pertinent political developments affecting the field.

Applications Open: Executive Education Program on Cybersecurity

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program
January 12-17, 2020

The next session of the Harvard Kennedy School executive program Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology will take place from January 12-17, 2020.

Our world is a place where cyberattacks can happen instantaneously. That’s why the security and resilience of critical infrastructure requires constant vigilance against cyber threats.

Led by Faculty Chair James Waldo, this one-week program focuses on the intersection of policy and technology, as well as how, together, they can address the critical threats of a cyber world. The objective is to provide technologists and policymakers with a conceptual framework for the design of both cybersecurity policy and technology.