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About the Institute

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston strives to improve the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections between the region's scholars, students, and civic leaders. A university-wide entity housed at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Institute pursues this mission by promoting emerging leaders, producing new ideas, and stimulating informed discussion. The Institute was founded and funded by the Jerome Lyle Rappaport Charitable Foundation which promotes emerging leaders in greater Boston. Learn more about us.

  • Promote Emerging Leaders
  • Produce New Ideas
  • Stimulate Informed Discussion
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The Rappaport Institute mourns the passing of Thomas M. Menino, who was a great friend of the Institute and a great mayor of Boston. His passion for his city and for promoting young talent will be clearly missed.