The Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) at Harvard University coordinates the unique event, “24 Hours of Harvard” (24hH), which was first introduced during the 2020 Worldwide Week at Harvard. 24hH features 24 consecutive hours of Harvard programming: an around-the-clock, around-the-world lineup of events and activities, underscoring that at any hour of the day or night, Harvard teaching, research, learning, and outreach is happening somewhere in the world.
24hH is anchored by activities and events organized by Harvard’s global offices and research sites and also features programming based on Harvard’s home campus in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts (USA). It features both live and pre-recorded events on a variety of themes, from pandemics and global health, to governance and democracy, to human rights and social justice. Some events focus more broadly on Harvard’s work in a country or region. CHS Greece was actively engaged and contributed to the organization of the first iteration of 24hH since the initial stages of its planning. Furthermore, the Center coordinated productive synergies with several other global offices, area centers, and departments of the University, which led to 4 notable events, unique in terms of structure, topic & field, media used, participants, and prospective attendees.
CHS Greece remains committed to the global mission of the University and will continue participating in the 24hH and other similar initiatives, which generate new opportunities for collaboration between various units of the University and connect Harvard to the world while keeping the world connected to Harvard.