The Dubin Fellows Program for Emerging Leaders is made possible by a generous donation from Glenn Dubin, CEO and co-founder of Highbridge Capital Management and founding Board member of the Robin Hood Foundation. Dubin Fellows are entering master's degree students at the Harvard Kennedy School who have demonstrated strong character, academic excellence, the ability to thrive and lead in the face of adversity, and a commitment to making a transformative impact on the communities they serve.
Dubin Fellows are awarded a scholarship up to full tuition and health fees, as well as support for unpaid summer internships. During their fellowship year, the Dubin Fellows are part of the Center for Public Leadership's community of graduate fellows and participate in an enriching cocurricular experience designed to enhance and engage their development as the next generation of public leaders. The cocurricular program includes:
- Welcome Retreat: CPL Fellows interact with and get to know one another and begin the process of supporting one another's aspirations as leaders.
- Leadership Discussion Series: On a weekly basis, the Fellows engage one another as well as eminent practitioners and local and national leaders on topics of service and leadership.
- Field Experience: Fellows, along with selected students from the broader Kennedy School community, take a multi-day trip to a major U.S. city and meet with area leaders in order to gain an understanding of the deep rooted problems of society and innovative approaches to resolving them.
- Connection with CPL and Dubin Fellows Network: Fellows engage with these other emerging leaders as they begin their careers through opportunities like roundtable discussions, mentoring experiences with fellowship alumni, leadership skills workshops, and networking events.
This opportunity is open to domestic and international students entering any of Harvard Kennedy School's master's degree programs.
2015-2016 Dubin Fellows Applications
Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are now closed. Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available in the spring of 2015. In the meantime, general application information and guidelines for the Dubin Fellows program can be found here.
Past Fellowship Cohorts
2010-2011 Dubin Fellow Profiles ____________________________________________________________________________________________
About the Dubin Program for Emerging Leaders
In order to facilitate an outstanding Fellows' experience and create the broadest possible impact of the program on the entire Kennedy School, the Dubin Fellows Program for Emerging Leaders also supports the following:
- Summer internships – for both fellows and non-fellows, the program offers Summer Fellowship Grants for HKS students engaging in unpaid summer internships or research projects that relate to leadership and public service.
- Dubin emerging leaders' speaker series – designed to engage both the Dubin Fellows and the broader Kennedy School community in discussions on leadership from academic and practitioners in many disciplines, we invite speakers from around the globe to impart their leadership lessons.
- Field experience – an opportunity for up to 15 students to join the fellows in New York City or a similar venue to gain an understanding of the deep-rooted problems of society and innovative approaches to resolving them.
About Glenn Dubin
Glenn Dubin is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Highbridge Capital Management, an alternative asset management company founded in 1992. The company has evolved from a multi-strategy hedge fund into a diversified investment platform that includes hedge funds, traditional investment management products and credit and equity investments with longer-term holding periods. Highbridge and its affiliates manage approximately $29 billion in capital for many of the world's most prominent institutional investors – including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations – and family offices. The firm is based in New York with offices in Hong Kong, London, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and employs (with its affiliates) more than 465 people, including over 135 investment professionals.
In 1984, prior to starting Highbridge, Mr. Dubin co-founded Dubin & Swieca Capital Management, a company specializing in alternative investment strategies and recognized as a pioneer in employing multi-manager hedge fund portfolios guided by the principles of Modern Portfolio Theory.
In late 2004, J.P. Morgan Asset Management purchased a majority interest in Highbridge, creating one of the most significant strategic alliances in the hedge fund industry to date. In July 2009, J.P. Morgan Asset Management completed its purchase of substantially all remaining shares of the firm – a transaction that remains at the forefront of the hedge fund industry's institutionalization.
As a follow-on to the success of the Highbridge/J.P. Morgan strategic partnership, in October 2010 Highbridge announced the purchase of a majority interest in Gávea Investimentos, one of Brazil’s leading alternative investment management firms. Gávea was co-founded in 2003 by Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Arminio Fraga, former President of the Central Bank of Brazil.
Mr. Dubin is a founding Board member and former Board chair of the Robin Hood Foundation, an organization in New York that applies investment principles to charitable giving. He is also a Board member of Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Museum of Modern Art. He serves as a member of the Dean's Executive Committee of the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Dubin is an alumnus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Mr. Dubin and his wife have three children and live in Manhattan.