Welcome to the Harvard Club of Birmingham!

Don't let the name fool you! The Harvard Club of Birmingham is the home for all Harvard alumni in north central Alabama.  

We host regular, quarterly programs but are especially proud of our flagship event: the E.O. Wilson Distinguished Lecture. The lecture series was inaugurated by Birmingham native and Pellegrino University Research Professor Emeritus E.O. Wilson himself in April 2009.  Since then, the Club has been honored to host Jamie Shreeve, Executive Editor for Science at National Geographic magazine; Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Justin Brown, Music Director Laureate of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter; the Reverend Barry Vaughn; and Andrew Freear, Professor and Director of Auburn University's Rural Studio.

Every November we rub shoulders with the Yale Club to cheer the Crimson to victory during The Game, and in December we host a Holiday Luncheon with a guest speaker. Current undergraduates home for the holidays and students admitted to Harvard via Early Action are warmly welcomed! Past speakers have included Michele Forman, Director of UAB's Media Studies Program; Steven Black, Director of the University of Alabama's Center for Ethics and Social Responsibility; former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Hon. Champ Lyons, Jr.; Cheryl Morgan, Professor Emerita of Architecture at Auburn University; Dr. Carol Garrison, former President of the University of Alabama at Birmingham; Odessa Woolfolk, Founder and President Emerita of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute; Dr. Craig Wilson, Director of UAB's Sparkman Center for Global Health; and William B. Hawley of the Seismological Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Join us! Please do not hesitate to contact any Club officer with questions or suggestions for making the Harvard Club of Birmingham more meaningful to you.