Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership announces Hauser Leaders

Hauser Leaders.
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The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the appointment of five Hauser Leaders for the fall 2022 semester. Celebrating its eighth year, the Hauser Leaders Program brings distinguished leadership practitioners from across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to CPL to engage with students, faculty, and the wider Harvard community.

“At a time when many challenges stem from leadership shortcomings, these Hauser Leaders bring to campus living examples of principled and effective public leadership,” said Deval Patrick, co-director for the Center for Public Leadership and professor of the practice of public leadership. “Though from different experiences, these leaders share values, values applied in practical ways, that they can now share with the Kennedy School community.”

Throughout the semester, the Hauser Leaders meet individually with students, give guest lectures, and lead public events on campus.

“The Hauser Leaders Program is core to CPL’s mission,” said Hannah Riley Bowles, co-director for the Center for Public Leadership and Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management. “Our students and faculty are grateful for the opportunity to learn from these distinguished leaders in elected office, grassroots organizations, the media, and public advocacy.”

The fall 2022 Hauser Leaders are:

Jane Harman, J.D. ’69
Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita, Wilson Center; U.S. Representative (CA-36) (1993-1999; 2010-2011)

David Ignatius, A.B. ’72
Foreign Affairs Columnist, The Washington Post; novelist; Fisher Family Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project (2010); Visiting Professor, HKS (spring 2012)

Michael Lomax
President & CEO, United Negro College Fund

Leni Robredo
Vice President of the Philippines (2016-2022)

Dov Seidman, J.D. ’92
Founder and Executive Chairman, the HOW Institute for Society and LRN

Full biographies for  fall 2022 Hauser Leaders can be found here, and events featuring the Hauser Leaders will be posted here.

The Hauser Leaders Program is made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser and Gustave M. Hauser.


The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School develops principled, effective public leaders. A global hub for leadership learning, we integrate academic preparation with practice to build knowledge and character required to make positive change in the world.