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Harvard Comes to Red Hook

Red Hook hosted a visit from Professor David Gergen and his graduate students from the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership. As a previous recipient of the Innovations in American Government Award from the Ford Foundation, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Council for Excellence in Government, the Center for Court Innovation was pleased to welcome the group to learn more about the Justice Center.

David Gergen (Left), Red Hook Judge Alex Calabrese (Center), Red Hook Deputy Director Jessica Colon (Center Right), with students and staff from the Harvard Kennedy Center for Public Leadership
 
The Innovations in American Government Awards are given to "exemplary achievements in government problem solving." The award, considered to be among the nation's most prestigious public service honors, recognized the Center for its unique role in fostering court innovation in New York State and nationally. In 2002, the Center for Court Innovation was named one of the top 15 innovations in the history of the Innovations in American Government Award. Below is a video of a presentation to the selection committee for the award from New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, and John Feinblatt, the founder of the Center for Court Innovation.

 
Jessica Colon
Deputy Project Director


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