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Barbara Walters

Barbara Walters recently sat down with CPL Co-director David Gergen at the IOP Forum for a candid conversation about her storied career and success.  

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Inaugural Class of Sheila C. Johnson Fellows Announced!

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Preparing Next Generation Leaders

Learn more about how CPL supports leadership development through fellowships, field trips, seminars, and student activities.

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07 November 2014

CPL is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2014 Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award, Eric Greitens. A decorated veteran, accomplished scholar, and longtime humanitarian, Mr. Greitens donated his combat pay to found The Mission Continues, a national nonprofit organization that empowers veterans to serve in communities across America. In 2013, TIME magazine named him to their list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and most recently, Fortune magazine recognized Mr. Greitens as one of 50 greatest leaders in the world. Read more about the award and Eric's work with veterans here.

05 November 2014

Congratulations Seth Moulton, HKS alum, Zuckerman Fellow ('11), and newly-minted representative-elect for Massachusetts' 6th congressional district. Writes David Gergen, "Seth has three degrees from Harvard and four tours in Iraq as a Marine infantry officer. More than that, he is a model among a rising generation of leaders who I believe can transform our politics."

You can read more about Seth's victory, including an interview with the Boston Globe, here.

Photo credit: Chris Evans

29 October 2014

Are you an alumnus of a CPL fellowship program? Don't forget to sign-up for our new Alum.ni networking site. Share and learn valuable information about your peers, explore career opportunities, and tap into CPL's tradition of community and leadership excellence!

29 October 2014

Journalist and television legend Barbara Walters recently sat down with CPL co-director David Gergen as part of the Institute of Politics' annual speaker series. From musings about her own career and wisdom gathered along to way, to her read on the upcoming presidential race, Ms. Walters engaged CPL students and members of the Harvard community in an incredibly frank conversation. You can read more about her interview here.

03 October 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.

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