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Collaboration Between Harvard Kennedy School and Mayors Innovation Project Brings Behavioral Science to Cities

April 12, 2017

Cambridge, MA—Harvard’s Behavioral Insights Group (BIG) and the Mayors Innovation Project are launching a partnership to develop and test behavioral solutions to city problems. Working with Harvard’s team of behavioral economists, decision research scholars, and behavioral scientists, Mayors Innovation Project member cities will access innovative research and co-develop high-impact, low-cost solutions to city problems.  Read more about Collaboration Between Harvard Kennedy School and Mayors Innovation Project Brings Behavioral Science to Cities

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2017 Gleitsman Award Honors Civil Rights Leader U.S. Representative John Lewis at Harvard Kennedy School

April 10, 2017

Cambridge, MA—The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has named civil rights activist and U.S. Representative John Lewis (Georgia, 5th District) as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award. The award honors Congressman Lewis for his decades-long crusade to protect and secure human rights and civil liberties for all Americans.

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Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Emirates Leadership Initiative; $15 Million Gift to Support Fellowships, Research, and Leadership Development Programs

Harvard Kennedy School Establishes Emirates Leadership Initiative; $15 Million Gift to Support Fellowships, Research, and Leadership Development Programs

October 3, 2014

Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today a gift of $15 million from the government of the UAE to establish the Emirates Leadership Initiative. The five-year program will deepen HKS's engagement with the peoples and countries of the Middle East through a wide array of new leadership, research, executive education and fellowship programs.

A collaboration between the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) and the Middle East Initiative (MEI) at HKS, the program will be composed of four elements: fellowships for up to ten exceptional graduate students from the Arab world to study at HKS, a major research initiative focused on the Middle East, executive education for senior officials from the region, and an interactive field visit to the UAE for HKS students. The gift will also contribute to the Campaign for Harvard Kennedy School, a multi-year effort to raise $500 million for financial aid, campus improvements, and key research initiatives. 

Louis Bacon, Prominent Entrepreneur, Conservationist, and CPL Leadership Council Member, Creates Fellowship at  Harvard Kennedy School for Emerging Environmental Leaders and Scholars

Louis Bacon, Prominent Entrepreneur, Conservationist, and CPL Leadership Council Member, Creates Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School for Emerging Environmental Leaders and Scholars

September 10, 2014

The Harvard Kennedy School announced a five-year, $3.5 million gift to launch the Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program, providing each year up to five fellowships for outstanding individuals dedicated to future leadership in the environmental field. The program will be housed within CPL at HKS in partnership with other faculty at the University and will offer a rich array of co-curricular activities in addition to the studies by the Bacon Fellows. 

Inaugural Class of Sheila C. Johnson Fellows Announced

Inaugural Class of Sheila C. Johnson Fellows Announced

July 29, 2014

The Center for Public Leadership is pleased to announce our inaugural cohort of Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellows. The 10 fellows, selected for their outstanding potential and dedication to working in African American and other underserved communities in the U.S., will begin pursuing graduate degrees at HKS in the upcoming 2014-15 academic year. With a diversity of rich work and educational experience