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M-RCBG fellows and scholars welcomed for 2010 spring semester

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A former Brazilian electricity regulator and a management professor from the Indian Institute of Technology are among the incoming visitors being welcomed this spring at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

“Fellows and scholars are a vital resource at the center as they provide both valuable experience and a fresh lens through which to view the business-government relationship,” said Roger Porter, the center’s director and the IBM Professor of Business and Government. “We welcome these visitors and look forward to their interaction with our faculty, continuing fellows, researchers, students, and others.”

Incoming senior fellows and visiting scholars

Thomas J. Healey, a Partner at Healey Development LLC and former adjunct lecturer at HKS, will rejoin the center as a senior fellow to continue work on new directions in financial services regulation.

Thillai Annamalai Rajan, a Fulbright Nehru Senior Research Fellow in global business studies, as a senior fellow, will work in the area of infrastructure financing, with specific reference to the role of private equity in infrastructure creation with Jose A. Gomez-Ibanez the Derek Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy.

Joisa Saraiva, as a visiting scholar, will focus on the role of demand-side management mechanisms in the electricity industry and also on procurement auctions.

The visiting scholars and fellows programs are designed to provide fresh perspectives as the center helps examine and develop policies at the intersection of business and government.

For the full release, visit visit the Harvard Kennedy School Web site.