Engage Remotely

In response to COVID-19, Harvard's classes have transitioned out of the residential classroom. To facilitate this transition, VPAL has collaborated with Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) and teaching and learning centers across the University to create three websites. Teach Remotely serves as a guide for online teachers. Learn Remotely offers advice and resources for students university-wide. Socialize Remotely is a University-wide platform designed to bring our community together virtually, featuring Signature Events produced by VPAL

Recorded Signature Events on Socialize Remotely

Leading Yourself In Crisis with Nancy Koehn (April 22, 2020)

Nancy Koehn discusses how real leaders are made in crisis and specifically, what you can do to access this power within, so that you can lead courageously going forward. The COVID-19 crisis and the resulting economic devastation are the defining events of our lifetimes. Professor Koehn, author of Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times, addresses how can you grow, lead, and learn in the crucible of this astounding moment. The presentation also covers lessons we can learn about leadership in times of widespread turbulence and during this crisis.

Pandemic Ethics with Michael Sandel (April 16, 2020)

Michael Sandel leads Harvard students, faculty, and staff in a lively discussion about the big social, ethical, and political questions raised by the COVID pandemic. View this University-wide discussion on Pandemic Ethics: Should we use surveillance technologies to monitor compliance with social distancing? If hospitals have too few ventilators for those in need, how should they be allocated? Should we be willing to risk some loss of life to restart the economy?