Dr. Sara Bleich

Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Initiative

Join Harvard friends from across southern Connecticut for our culminating event of the year, Harvard Club's Annual Dinner on  Wednesday, June 5th from 6-8pm.


This year, we are excited to hear from Dr. Sara Bleich about the Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery Initiative. 


Dr. Sara Bleich is the inaugural Vice Provost for Special Projects at Harvard University, director of the social sciences program and Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, Professor of Public Health Policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a faculty member at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. With more than 180 peer-reviewed publications, she is a policy expert and researcher who specializes in diet-related diseases, food insecurity, and racial inequality. Prior to this, Dr. Bleich served in the Biden Administration as the Director of Nutrition Security and Health Equity at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service and as the Senior Advisor for COVID-19 in the Office of the Secretary at USDA. As a White House Fellow during the Obama Administration, she worked at USDA as a Senior Policy Adviser for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services and on First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Dr. Bleich was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2023 and holds a B.A. in psychology from Columbia University and a PhD in health policy from Harvard University.


Taking place at the Ruutz-Rees Commons on the beautiful campus of Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, the Annual Dinner brings together Harvard's past, present and future:

  • Alumni and guests from all schools and all years
  • Recipients of the Harvard Club 2024 Summer Community Service Fellowships
  • Newly admitted members of Harvard's Class of 2028

*Tickets will include beer/wine reception hour, catered buffet dinner, and dessert.

*Remember to check in at the registration desk upon arriving at the event. Business Attire.

*We recommend buying your tickets EARLY for this event. 

*If you are purchasing more than 1 ticket, please indicate your guest(s) names.

*Please also consider sponsoring a student dinner ticket. Our Club is able to have current and incoming students attend free of charge, with the help and generosity of alumni donations. Thank you!