Harvard EdCast: Oprah, Gaga, and HarvardBy Matt Weber
Occurring moments after the launch of Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation, Oprah Winfrey sat down for 15 minutes with the Harvard EdCast. A media icon, philanthropist, and school founder, Winfrey reflected on helping Lady Gaga launch the Born This Way Foundation and shared how this celebrity group formed. Speaking about bullying, she also discussed her school in South Africa and the many joys that the students bring to her life. Inspired by Winfrey’s spirit of generosity, the Harvard EdCast arranged for a special gift to be discovered under her chair as the interview concluded.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.