Hauser Leaders Program

The Hauser Leaders Program is the only program of its kind at Harvard Kennedy School, hosting high-profile leaders and practitioners from across public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Hauser Leaders spend the bulk of their time at CPL advising students and engaging with faculty. By providing the community with direct access to experts with broad experiences and deep knowledge sets, the Hauser Leaders Program contributes in vital ways to the academic life of Harvard. In the 2018-2019 academic year, Hauser Leaders reached community members from 10 Harvard schools via public events, skill-building and leadership development seminars, and advising sessions. Hauser Leaders have also influenced Harvard curriculum by speaking in the classroom, engaging in case development, and sharing expertise with lead faculty.

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Hauser Leaders

Former Hauser Leaders

Former Hauser Leaders

Larry Bacow (2014-2018) || President, Harvard UniversityPresident, Tufts University (2001-2011)

Geoffrey Canada (Fall 2017) || President, Harlem Children’s Zone

Carol Caruso (2017-2018) || CEO and Co-Founder, Bloom Impact; Innovator-in-Residence, Social Innovation + Change Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Alice Chen (2017-2019) || Executive Director, Doctors for America (2011-2017)

Nicholas Ehrmann (2017-2018) || President and Founder, Blue Engine; Visiting Innovator, Social Innovation + Change Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Claude Grunitzky (2017-2018) || Entrepreneur, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, TRUE Africa; Visiting Innovator, Social Innovation + Change Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School

Donald Kaberuka (2015-2016) || President, African Development Bank (2005-2015)

Nicholas Kristof (2017-2019) || Op-ed Columnist, The New York Times; Pulitzer Prize winner

John Kroger (2018-2019) || President, Reed College (2012-2018)

The Hon. Mitchell Landrieu (Spring 2018) || 61st Mayor, New Orleans, Louisiana (2010-2018)

Linda Mason (2014-2017) || Chair, Mercy Corps; Founder, Bright Horizons

Karen Gordon Mills (Fall 2018) || 23rd Administrator, United States Small Business Administration (2009-2013)

Vivek Murthy (2017-2019) || 19th United States Surgeon General (2014-2017)

Emily Kernan Rafferty (Fall 2019) || President Emerita, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Henry Timms (2018-2019) || President and CEO, Lincoln Center

Doug Ulman (Fall 2019) || President and CEO, Pelotonia

Sheryl WuDunn (2017-2019) || Co-founder, FullSky Partners; Pulitzer Prize Winner