A Conversation with Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman of the HOW Institute for Society

Speaker Series
February 26, 2024 12:15pm - 1:15pm ET

Moderated by Mandy DeFilippo, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School, with an introduction from David B. Wilkins, Faculty Director, Center on the Legal Profession

Please join us for a fireside chat between Dov Seidman, Founder and Chairman of the HOW Institute for Society, and Mandy DeFilippo, Lecturer on Law, Harvard Law School. .

Dov Seidman is a successful entrepreneur, CEO, best-selling author, and teacher. He has devoted his life and career to elevating individual and organizational behavior, inspiring principled performance, nurturing a culture of moral leadership, and building institutions committing to scaling deep, sustainable, human values in the business arena and across all spheres of society. Dov is the Founder and Chairman of The HOW Institute for Society, a global nonprofit, and LRN, the leading ethics and compliance firm. Dov is also the author of the New York Times best seller “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything.” Dov holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in moral philosophy from UCLA and Oxford, a law degree from Harvard (’92), and an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College. Dov serves on the board of directors at The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, The 92nd Street Y, The Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, and Planet Word. In the Fall of 2022, Dov was appointed a Hauser Leader at The Center for Public Leadership at The Harvard Kennedy School.

About HOW and Why HOW Matters
People and organizations are being challenged in unprecedented and unfamiliar ways – a global pandemic with its accompanying suffering, death and economic destabilization; a reimagined workplace; technological advances, like generative AI, that challenge human dignity and autonomy; a war in Europe and the Middle East that have shaken international alliances; and the rise of autocratic leaders across the globe. There is a hunger to rediscover how we can come together as a human community with a moral framework to address these challenges.

HOW is a philosophical framework for the changing role of behavior, governance, culture and leadership in contemporary society. It’s a way of thinking about individual and organizational behavior in a world that has been reshaped, and is increasingly complex, interconnected and interdependent. In this world, HOW we do anything means everything.

This event is co-sponsored by the Harvard Association for Law and Business (HALB). Lunch will be provided.