John T. Dunlop Lecture

The John T. Dunlop Lecture honors a distinguished member of the Harvard community in recognizing the contributions of Professor John T. Dunlop. In addition to serving as Chairman of the Economics Department and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor Dunlop was United States Secretary of Labor during the Ford administration.

Professor Dunlop had a lifetime career in mediation, arbitration and dispute resolution. A commitment to the nation's construction industries and housing also distinguished his work. He served as chairman of the Construction Industry Stabilization Committee and played a role in the establishment of the National Institute for Building Sciences.

Dunlop was inducted into the National Housing Hall of Fame by the National Association of Home Builders in 1986.

John T. Dunlop Lecture

Previous Dunlop Lectures

Kimberly Dowdell

Partner, Century Partners; President, National Organization of Minority Architects

Diverse City: How Equitable Design and Development Will Shape Urban Futures

March 26, 2019

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Raphael Bostic

President and CEO

Federal Reserve Board of Atlanta

April 10, 2018

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The Honorable Martin J. Walsh

Mayor, City of Boston, Massachusetts

March 20, 2017

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Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PolicyLink

Policy + Place: Building Communities of Opportunity

September 29, 2015

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Jonathan F.P. Rose

Founder & President, The Jonathan Rose Companies

The Entwinement of Housing and Wellbeing

September 29, 2014

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J. Ronald Terwilliger

Chairman, Enterprise Community Partners
Vice Chairman, Enterprise Community Investment
Chairman Emeritus, Trammel Crow Residential

Housing America's Increasingly Diverse Population

September 30, 2013

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Senator Mel Martinez

Former U.S. Senator and HUD Secretary
Chairman, Southeast and Latin America, JPMorgan Chase
Co-Chair, Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission

America's Housing Policy: Charting a Course for Recovery

October 02, 2012

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Jonathan Reckford

President and Chief Executive Officer
Habitat for Humanity International

Three Myths About Affordable Housing

September 27, 2011

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Marc Morial

President and Chief Executive Officer
National Urban league

Promoting Innovative Housing Policy and Practice: Lessons from the Past, Challenges for the Future

October 04, 2010

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The Honorable Shaun Donovan


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Toward a More Sustainable Future: Housing, Place and the New Federalism

October 26, 2009

Lewis S. Ranieri

Prime Originator and Founder

Ranieri Partners Management LLC Revolution in Mortgage Finance

October 01, 2008

F. Barton Harvey

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Enterprise Community Partners

A Decent Home and Suitable Living Environment for all Americans: Rhetoric or Legitimate Goal?

October 03, 2006

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Jack Kemp

Founder and Chairman
Kemp Partners

The Role of Democratic-Capitalism in a Gulf Coast Renaissance

September 28, 2005

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Kim B. Clark

Dean and George F. Baker Professor of Administration

Harvard Business School

The University and the World of Business: Creating Deep Knowledge with Power and Practice

October 25, 2004

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Henry G. Cisneros

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

American CityVista

Homes for Americans in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nation

September 29, 2003

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Angelo R. Mozilo

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Countrywide Financial Corporation

The American Dream of Homeownership: From Cliche to Mission

February 04, 2003

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Herbert V. Kohler, Jr.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Kohler Co.

Designing Form and Function in the American Home

October 29, 2001

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Barbara T. Alexander

Senior Advisor

UBS Warburg LLC

The U.S. Homebuilding Industry: A Half Century of Building the American Dream

October 12, 2000

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Kent W. Colton

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer

National Association of Home Builders

Housing at the Millenium

May 04, 1999

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