Join Harvard Professor Emma Dench, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History and of the Classics, as she discusses lessons from ancient Rome that inform her leadership of GSAS and how she applies that learning to shape the next generation of groundbreaking researchers and industry leaders.

Leadership Lessons: From Ancient Rome to Harvard GSAS

Friday, September 20, 2019 
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Stanford Center at Peking University
The Lee Jung Sen Building
Langrun Yuan
No.5 Yiheyuan Road 
Haidian District
Beijing, P.R. China 100871

This event is free of charge, but registration is required. 

Event co-sponsored and hosted by FU Jun, PhD ’98, government, executive dean of the School of Government at Peking University.


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) is a premier training ground for global pacesetters and a pipeline for future leaders in academia, business, and industry. As the only PhD granting school at Harvard, GSAS is deeply connected to the University’s professional schools, hospitals, and academic centers. Through these channels, our graduate students are revolutionizing the way we approach and produce research. Every day, these students advance pioneering research through their scholarship, teaching, and interdisciplinary engagement. GSAS confers the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, and Master of Science at Harvard in 59 programs of study, including 17 interfaculty programs in partnership with Harvard’s other graduate and professional Schools.

At the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, our mission is to identify and attract the most promising students to form a dynamic and diverse community and to shape them into visionary scholars, innovative educators, and creative leaders. A strong graduate program is essential to ensuring the strength of Harvard’s undergraduate and faculty research programs.