Max Bazerman named co-director of Center for Public Leadership

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David T. Ellwood, dean of Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), today announced the appointment of Max Bazerman, the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School (HBS), as co-director of the HKS Center for Public Leadership (CPL).  He will join David Gergen in co-leading the center, shaping its intellectual agenda and its expanded efforts to develop the next generation of leaders for the common good.

Bazerman has been actively engaged at the Kennedy School in the past as a faculty affiliate as well as an affiliate of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).  In his new role, he will not only co-direct the center but also teach at the Kennedy School as well as HBS.

“Professor Bazerman is a highly esteemed scholar in the fields of decision making, ethics and negotiation, all of which are essential factors in the study of public leadership,” said Ellwood. “I am thrilled that he is taking on this new role at CPL where he can engage even more closely with HKS students, faculty and fellows at a critical time.”

Bazerman will join forces at CPL with David Gergen, Public Service Professor at HKS and a White House adviser to four U.S. presidents of both parties. Gergen has led CPL’s efforts to build a robust platform of research, teaching and leadership development programs.