HBS Statement on Halutz

Below is Harvard Business School's response to media inquiries about its decision to train notorious war criminal Dan Halutz.

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From: James Aisner
Date: May 18, 2007 12:15 AM
Subject: HBS Statement

Daniel Halutz - formerly chief of the general staff of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) - participated this spring in Harvard Business School's 8-week Advanced Management Program (AMP) under the sponsorship of the IDF.

The purpose of AMP is to bring diverse groups of senior executives together to achieve a broader perspective on global strategic issues. In addition to drawing leaders from global business and industry, AMP has long attracted military leaders from the U.S. and other countries around the world.

As with similar programs at other business schools, all participants are sponsored at the most senior levels of their organizations. HBS relies on the information provided by and the judgment of these sponsoring organizations in accepting participants to its executive education programs.

Jim Aisner
Director of Media Relations
Harvard Business School
Boston, MA 02163