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Thursday, September 19, 2013
Harvard Kennedy School Forum, 1st floor Littauer Building, 79 John F. Kennedy Street
The Gustav Pollok Lecture on Research in Government
Jay Walder, Chief Executive Officer, MTR Corporation, Hong Kong and MPP 1983
Walder was instrumental in overhauling mass transit systems in New York City and London and today leads MTR (Mass Transit Railway), Hong Kong's commuter and intercity rail services. Before joining MTR, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York, the largest transit agency in the United States. Until 2007, Walder was the Managing Director for Finance and Planning at Transport for London.
The Gustav Pollok Lecture on Research in Government was established in memory of noted journalist and author Gustav Pollok. This lecture seeks to stimulate interest in government careers by providing an opportunity for public officials and researchers to discuss their work with a view to building better government.
Co-sponsored by The Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government, The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Institute for Politics.