Engage with CPL


Engage with prominent scholars and practitioners in the fields of leadership and social innovation through events hosted by CPL. Last year’s speakers included: Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google; Jon Favreau, Obama speechwriter; Governor Jon Huntsman; Rebecca Onie, co-founder and CEO of Health Leads; Gen. Stanley McChrystal; international business leaders, Ofra Strauss, Marcelo Claure, and Sheila Johnson; and many more.

Visit the Events Calendar for information on all upcoming events.

Leadership Development

This year, CPL has organized a year-long leadership development workshop series which will cover a variety of topics from some of the most sought after and in-demand Harvard courses. Participants include: Ron Heifetz on adaptive leadership, Brian Mandell on negotiation, and David Gergen on leadership communication, among others. Each workshop includes 3 sessions with registration preference given to HKS students not enrolled in the professor’s class. Registration will open at least one week in advance of each workshop.

For more information, contact: Abbey Onn at abbey_onn@hks.harvard.edu

Field Experience

Apply to join the Dubin Fellows for a visit to Washington, D.C. over Spring Break (week of March 16). You’ll have the opportunity to meet with national and international leaders in government, nonprofit, and private sectors during this highly engaging field experience. Applications are available on the CPL website, and due by February 17.

For more information, contact: Ellen Levine at Ellen_Levine@hks.harvard.edu

Summer Funding

The Dubin Program for Emerging Leaders offers Summer Fellowship Grants to HKS students of up to $5,000 to support unpaid summer internships or research projects enhancing the student’s leadership skills or ability to serve others. Applications are submitted through the HKS summer funding Common Application managed by the HKS Office of Career Advancement.

For more information on eligibility, contact: Jen Firneno at jennifer_firneno@hks.harvard.edu

Hauser Research

Collaborate with faculty and fellows on a variety of research topics. Research Assistant positions will be open at the Hauser Institute on projects including the Initiative for Sustainable Arts in America, the Course for Exponential Fundraising, and in research areas including global philanthropy and the role of civil society in the Middle East and North Africa.

We encourage you to contact the individual program directors to express interest in joining their team.

NGO Study Group

Since 2009, the Hauser Institute has convened a study group on humanitarian NGOs. It’s a space for building relationships, exchanging ideas, and connecting real-world challenges to scholarship on NGOs and their role in development.

For more information, contact: Senior Fellow Sherine Jayawickrama at sherine_jayawickrama@hks.harvard.edu

Frontline With Faculty Series

The Frontline with Faculty Series is a venue for Harvard faculty affiliated with the Hauser Institute to share their work and research with faculty and students in an informal setting to allow for spirited discussion, debate, and exchange. Events will be advertised in HKS Today and on the Hauser Institute website.

For more information, contact: Ellen Levine at ellen_levine@harvard.edu

Gleitsman Visiting Practitioners

For the 2013–14 academic year, Theresa Ellis, founder of Common Impact, and Ed Walker, founder of CityWorks, will serve as Gleitsman Visiting Practitioners. Throughout the year, they will host study groups, brown bag lunches, and offer opportunities for mentoring and consultation.

Please check the CPL website for the latest event information or contact Casey Otis-Cote at casey_otis-cote@hks.harvard.edu with any specific questions about the program.