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Senior Fellows contribute to understanding the rapidly evolving relationship between business and government.
About the Program: Senior fellows are distinguished professionals from government and/or business who come to M-RCBG to address issues at the interface of the public and private sectors: regulation, corporate governance, and the role of government in the changing global economy. Senior fellows undertake independent research projects that culminate in a journal article or book. Their role strengthens the connection between theory and practice, offering both faculty and students insights to the nature of social problems and their most practical solutions.
Every senior fellow is sponsored by a Harvard Kennedy School faculty member, and a committee of M-RCBG-affiliated faculty reviews applications and makes fellows appointments. Participation in the program is competitive, and about 10 senior fellows participate each year.
Criteria and Expectations: At least twenty years of professional experience is required for consideration as a senior fellow. An applicant's research interests must closely match those of one or more M-RCBG-affiliated faculty. Senior fellows are expected to participate in the life of the center by attending and presenting at seminars, lunches, and conferences and participating in student activities, and to complete a substantial writing project during their time at the center. They must be physically present on campus on a weekly or near-weekly basis to maximize contact with our students and the broader center community. Most appointments are for one year; extensions beyond two years are rare.
To apply: Please direct inquiries to the senior fellows program director, Jennifer Nash, firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please submit your CV and a short (three to five pages) description of your proposed project. Projects should emphasize research and writing. If the faculty selection committee believes your project is a good match for the center, additional information may be requested. The application deadline for appointments for the 2013-14 academic year is May 31, 2013.
M-RCBG welcomes five new senior fellows
2012-13 senior fellows: Seated (left to right): Marco Magnani, Lisa Robinson, Richard Balzer, and Justin Fox. Standing: Scott Leland (M-RCBG executive director), Esko Aho, John Haigh (M-RCBG Co-Director), Richard Zeckhauser (Chair, Senior Fellows Committee), Christian Gollier, Jennifer Nash (Director, Senior Fellows Program).