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Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to Receive the 2018 Gleitsman Award from the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School

October 31, 2018

Cambridge, MA—The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) has named Malala Yousafzai, the 2014 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and an inspiration across the world, as this year’s recipient of the Gleitsman Award.... Read more about Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to Receive the 2018 Gleitsman Award from the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School

John Kroger

Reed College President John Kroger to join Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as Hauser Leader-in-Residence for 2018-19

June 15, 2018

Cambridge, MA—Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) announced today that John Kroger (JD 1996) will join the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) as a Hauser Leader-in-Residence for the 2018-19 academic year.... Read more about Reed College President John Kroger to join Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as Hauser Leader-in-Residence for 2018-19

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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

John Lewis

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.