This is the fifth Tree of Peace installed around the globe. Other sculptures can be found at Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dental Medicine, A.T. Still University Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, and Al-Quds University.
According to the press release, ?The Tree of Peace program was developed by Dr. Allen Finkelstein, Chief Executive Officer of Bedford HealthCare Solutions, and is supported by the Dr. Edward B. Shils Entrepreneurial Fund; Henry Schein Cares, Henry Schein's global corporate social responsibility program; and the Alliance for Oral Health Across Borders, which was founded by 41 dental schools in 2011 to promote peace and well-being through oral health by building bridges among dental and health professionals around the world, especially in areas of conflict. The Tree of Peace at HSDM was also supported by the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, the world's oldest international dental organization, representing about 5,000 active dentists and dental students worldwide.?
The Tree of Peace at Harvard honors Dr. Walter C. Guralnick and Dr. Bruce Donoff, 2 long-time members of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine who used dentistry to promote peace and understanding globally.
"Drs. Guralnick and Donoff truly embody the spirit behind the Tree of Peace," said Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc. "Through decades of dedication and commitment to the global dental community, they and the Harvard School of Dental Medicine have become a true champion for all that the Tree of Peace represents: the power of inter-professional relations, education, international relations, globalization, partnership and, most important, trust."