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Inaugural Class of Sheila C. Johnson Fellows Announced!

Read more about our trailblazing cohort here.

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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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2014 Commencement Urges Responsible Citizenship

UN Ambassador Samantha Power addressed Harvard Kennedy School's class of 2014 on May 29, urging almost 600 proud graduates “to ensure that democracy expands, deepens, and delivers."

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Leadership Across Diversity and Disparity

Zuckerman and Gleitsman Fellows recently travelled to Los Angeles for a four-day field visit to explore how a wide array of Angelenos are leading across diversity and disparity to forge a better city.

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10 September 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. Read More.

08 September 2014

Linda Mason, Chair of Mercy Corps and Entrepreneur, Joins Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership in September as Leader-in-Residence.

The newly launched Leader-in-Residence program at the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) invites practitioners at the top of their fields to Harvard Kennedy School for short-term academic appointments within the Center. Like distinguished senior fellowships at other leading academic institutions, the Leader-in-Residence program will foster new connection points between students and the work of CPL; offer students mentorship and career coaching; spur independent, compelling research supporting the efforts of CPL; and engage key external stakeholders.

Read more about Mason's appointment here.

28 August 2014

The recipients of the prestigious White House Fellowship for 2014-2015 have been announced and CPL and HKS are well represented. Three of the 15 selected, Jacob E. Donnelly, Jonathan M. Dorsey, and Edward Sheen, were former CPL fellows. Six of the 15 selected are HKS graduates and two others spent time at HKS as fellows. All together, 53 percent of the new fellows either graduated from the Kennedy School or participated in fellows programs at HKS. Read more.

28 August 2014

Applications for the 2015-2016 Zuckerman Fellowship are now available! For more information, as well as the application and guidelines, please click here.

04 August 2014

In an age as fluid and uncertain as ours, leaders must prepare for what has not yet been imagined… And Harvard’s Center for Public Leadership is one of a handful of places where prospective leaders at all stages in their careers can both study leadership as a part of a great university and develop their own leadership capabilities. It is a place for people who realize that the most visionary leaders must acquire specific skills and habits. In is a place for pragmatic dreamers. I invite you to join me in taking the Center for Public Leadership to the next level.

– Warren Bennis, 1925-2014

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