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Thanks to the generosity of Kenneth I. Juster, AB ’76, JD ’79 (’80), MPP ’79 (’80), 2 or 3 outstanding Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Master of Public Policy (MPP) students will receive funding for experiential learning opportunities (research or field experience, including internships) related to international and global affairs.
The Kenneth I. Juster Fellowships are designed to provide support for outstanding MPP students for field research or field experience in the areas of international relations, international trade and economic affairs, international development, international negotiation and dispute resolution, and global governance and affairs.
Juster Fellows will be chosen based on academic standing and proposed work. Students are encouraged to contact potential sponsors early. Students should leverage the services of the Office of Career Advancement (OCA), in particular the JACK database, as well as IGA faculty.
Applications are due by noon on April 1, 2013. Awards will be announced by mid-April. Please visit IGA web portal in January for particulars.
Kenneth Juster is a veteran of 30 years in the legal, business, and policy communities and has extensive experience in government and international affairs. He is currently a partner and managing director at the international investment firm Warburg Pincus. He has previously served as U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce (2001-05), as Counselor of the U.S. Department of State (1992-93), as the Deputy and Senior Adviser to Deputy Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger (1989-92), and as a senior partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter (1981-89, 1993-2001). Juster holds a law degree from Harvard Law School, an MPP from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in government from Harvard College.
“One of my most valuable experiences while I was a Kennedy School student was the opportunity to work at the National Security Council in Washington, DC during the summer after my first year,” said Juster. “The Kennedy School was able to provide me with funding to help cover many of my expenses. I am very pleased to establish a fellowship fund that will enable students to receive stipends for similar activities [...] in the fields of international and global affairs."
~ Kenneth Juster