Special Announcement - Dinner with Professor Roger Porter

March 20, 2017


Monday, March 20, 2017
Dear Members of the Class of 2020:

The Freshman Dean’s Office will host a small, private dinner at the Faculty Club on Wednesday, March 29 at 6:00 pm, at which a select group of 10 first-year students will have the opportunity to dine with Professor Roger Porter, Faculty Dean of Dunster House and IBM Professor of Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, and can commit to attending from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, please apply.
Professor Porter’s career has been split between economic policy roles in Washington and teaching and research at Harvard. Initially selected as a White House Fellow, he has spent over eleven years in senior economic policy positions in the White House during the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H. W. Bush. Professor Porter regularly teaches The American Presidency (GOV 1540), and has served twice as director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard. His passion is the substance of economic policy and the processes by which such policies are adopted and implemented.
This dinner is part of the FDO’s Uncommon Fare program, designed to give freshmen a chance to meet outstanding members of the Harvard community, to meet one another, and to see what is truly special about the College. Made possible by a generous, anonymous grant, one additional dinner will be offered during the spring term to first-year students.
We certainly hope you can join us!


Tom Dingman
Dean of Freshmen
Harvard College