Among the senior fellows being welcomed this fall to the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) at the Harvard Kennedy School are a former Special Assistant to the President at the National Economic Council and the National Security Council, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury; a former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency with a career focused on consumer financial protection; an expert in strategic consulting to boards of directors; the head of a solar energy development and investment firm and former New England Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the Head of Climate Finance and Senior Manager on the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Change Support Team; and the former Chief of Staff in the Office of the CEO of the International Finance Corporation (“IFC”).
“Senior fellows are a vital resource to our center. They bring valuable experience as practitioners, and their strong academic orientation enables them to provide significant insights. In sum, their work here enriches our understanding of the business-government relationship,” said Richard Zeckhauser, Frank Plumpton Ramsey Professor of Political Economy and chair of M-RCBG’s fellows selection committee.
The Senior Fellows Program is designed to strengthen the connection between theory and practice as the center examines and develops policies at the intersection of business and government. Every senior fellow is sponsored by a Harvard faculty member. During their time at M-RCBG, they undertake a substantial research project and offer a study group for students.