Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events with Friends 

Friends of the Truman Foundation is proud to connect and inspire our community of public service leaders and partners. While in-person events have been suspended for the foreseeable future, we will continue to offer online programming.

Our upcoming events can be found below.

Conversation with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Managing Director Kate Liberman

Please join Friends of the Truman Foundation on Thursday, September 23rd at 1 pm ET for a special conversation with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s Managing Director Kate Liberman (MA 06).

Ms. Liberman will share how she and her colleagues adapted to COVID-19’s realities, including their approach to reopening safely this season. In addition, she will outline efforts to tackle systemic racism in American theater and a reinvention made possible by a generous gift creating a permanent Hudson Valley home.

Founded in 1987, the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival is widely known for inventive productions and iconic open-air theater tent perched on New York’s Hudson River. Under Ms. Liberman’s leadership, the nonprofit repertory theater is at the forefront of innovative arts education and New York’s economic revitalization.

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Lessons Learned for the Next Pandemic

Despite unprecedented public health efforts to mitigate COVID-19’s spread, its ever-growing consequences span our globe and underscore the importance of evidence-informed policies, proactive public health messaging, and coordinated governmental response. 

Please join Friends of the Truman Foundation and the Association of Marshall Scholars on Wednesday, October 6th at 1 pm ET to explore “Lessons Learned for the Next Pandemic: Surveillance, Response, and Vaccine Acceleration.”

This is the third in our pandemic series. Our panelists, experts in their respective fields, will share experiences and lessons learned throughout the pandemic, as well as insights considering future public health challenges.

Our moderator is Sophie Rutenbar (Truman TX 05 & Marshall 07), Planning Officer at the United Nations Integrated Office in Haiti.

Our panelists include:

  • Dr. J.P. Chretien (Truman MD 95), U.S. Navy Commander and Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, previously led the Pandemic Warning Team at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s National Center for Medical Intelligence
  • Dr. Elisabeth Rosenthal (Marshall 78), Editor-in-Chief of Kaiser Health News
  • Dr. Ben Reis (Marshall 96), Director of Children’s National Hospital’s Preventative Medicine Group and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School

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