Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America
Strategy for Reinvigorating Our Democracy


Lunch with
HBS Prof. Michael Porter and
Katherine Gehl


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Date:           Friday, September 21, 2018
Time:          11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location:   The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth, Chicago

Cost:           HCC and HLS Members and their guests   $65

                    Non-members and their guests   $90

Tickets:      Early Bird Pricing for Harvard Club Members and their guests - $55 per person
                    Only available through midnight, June 1st

Katherine M. Gehl, former CEO and political innovation activist, and Harvard’s Michael E. Porter reveal how the U.S. political system is no longer designed to serve the public interest, and how it has been reconfigured over time to benefit our major political parties and their industry allies. Report lays out a strategy for reinvigorating our democracy.

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About Katherine M. Gehl:
Katherine M. Gehl, a business leader and former CEO with experience in government, began, in the last decade, to participate actively in politics—first in traditional partisan politics. As she deepened her understanding of how politics actually worked—and didn’t work—for the public interest, she realized that even the best candidates and elected officials were severely limited in a dysfunctional system, and that the political system was the single greatest challenge facing our country. She turned her focus to political system reform and innovation and has made this her mission.

About Michael E. Porter:
Michael E. Porter, an expert on competition and strategy in industries and nations, encountered politics in trying to advise governments and advocate sensible and proven reforms. As co-chair of the multiyear, non-partisan U.S. Competitiveness Project at Harvard Business School over the past five years, it became clear to him that the political system was actually the major constraint in America’s inability to restore economic prosperity and address many of the other problems our nation faces. Working with Katherine to understand the root causes of the failure of political competition, and what to do about it, has become an obsession.

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CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received by Friday, September 14, or the attendee who made the reservation may not receive a refund, regardless of participation, due to costs associated with the reservation.

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Friday, 09/21/18 at 11:30am - 1:30pm | iCal


The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL

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