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Civil Rights Activist and ‘me too.’ Founder Tarana Burke to Receive 2019 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award

October 10, 2019

Cambridge, MA: Tarana Burke, civil rights activist and founder of the global ‘me too.’ movement for survivors of sexual assault, has been chosen as this year’s recipient of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Award. The annual award honors Burke for her leadership of the global fight for survivor justice and her decades-long campaign to heal individuals and communities affected by sexual violence.

“Tarana’s work is visceral and fearless. In bringing attention to systemic failings and individual...

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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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