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Stone (Faculty) is the
Daniel and Florence Guggenheim Professor of the Practice of
Criminal Justice at Harvard Kennedy School, faculty
director of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
and faculty chair of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy
and Management. His research and teaching cover both the
reform of justice systems and the strategic management of
public and nonprofit institutions. He previously served as
director of the Vera Institute of Justice, where his work
focused on institutional reform of police, prosecution and
public defense services both in the United States and
internationally. Stone also serves as chair of Altus, an
alliance of nongovernmental organizations and academic
centers in Russia, India, Nigeria, Chile, Brazil and the
United States jointly pursuing justice sector reform. Stone
began his career as a staff attorney for the public
defender service for the District of Columbia and later
founded the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem. He
received his AB from Harvard, an MPhil in criminology from
the University of Cambridge and his JD from the Yale Law
William F. Baker (Senior Research Fellow) is president emeritus of Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), the licensee of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 New York, for which he served as chief executive officer for 20 years. Baker has taken a leading role in helping to shape American broadcasting in both the commercial and public sectors. As an author, lecturer and recipient of many honors and awards, he is a sought-after expert in the field and a well-known advocate for the educational potential of television. Baker previously served a dual role as president of Westinghouse Television, Inc., and chairman of Group W Satellite Communications, where he was instrumental in establishing five cable networks, including the Disney Channel and Discovery Channel. He received his BA, MA and PhD degrees from Case Western Reserve University, and is the recipient of honorary degrees from several universities.
Peter Bell (Senior Research Fellow) chairs the facilitation group of the NGO Leaders Forum. Before joining the Hauser Center, he was a visiting fellow at Atlanta’s Carter Center. Previously, Bell served as president of CARE USA for ten years. He has also been president of the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, president of the Inter-American Foundation and deputy undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare. At the outset of his career, he worked for 12 years with the Ford Foundation, including 10 years with its Latin American program. Bell’s volunteer positions include being chairman emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue, vice chair of the Bernard Van Leer Foundation, a director of the Global Water Challenge, a director of Transparency International USA and a trustee of the World Peace Foundation. He is a graduate of Yale College and holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
John Brothers (Visiting Fellow) serves as an adjunct professor at New York University’s Wagner School for Public Service, specializing in management and finance. He is a recognized leader in the nonprofit and human/social service area with over 20 years of experience, a national leader in the field of executive transition management, nonprofit effectiveness and sustainability and helping organizations in crisis and turnarounds. He is the principal of Cuidiu Consulting, a consulting firm servicing the nonprofit and government agencies throughout the U.S. Brothers is also a senior fellow with the Support Center for Nonprofit Management, specializing in executive leadership. He has an MBA in Public Policy from American Public University, an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management from New York University and is obtaining his Doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University. Brothers has taken executive training at Harvard University and Georgetown University. He has been an early childhood fellow with the Children’s Defense Fund and an urban studies fellow with Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs.
L. David Brown (Senior Research Fellow) spent ten years on the Harvard Kennedy School faculty as a lecturer in public policy, when he coordinated international programs at the Hauser Center. Prior to coming to Harvard he was president of the Institute for Development Research, a nonprofit center for development research and consultation, and professor of organizational behavior at Boston University. His research and consulting has focused on institutional development that fosters sustainable development and social transformation, particularly for civil society organizations and networks. He has written or edited Creating Credibility: Legitimacy and Accountability for Transnational Civil Society; Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction (with Srilatha Batliwala); Practice-Research Engagement for Civil Society in a Globalizing World; The Struggle for Accountability: NGOs, Social Movements and the World Bank (with Jonathan Fox); and Managing Conflict at Organizational Interfaces. He has been a Fulbright lecturer in India and a Peace Corps community organizer in Ethiopia.
Martha Chen (Faculty) is a lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and is coordinator of the global research policy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO). An experienced development practitioner and scholar, her areas of specialization are gender and poverty alleviation with a focus on issues of employment and livelihoods. Before joining Harvard University in 1987, she lived for 15 years in Bangladesh, where she worked with BRAC, one of the world’s largest NGOs, and in India, where she served as field representative of Oxfam America for India and Bangladesh. She is the author of numerous books, including Progress of the World’s Women 2005: Women, Work, and Poverty; Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Picture; and Perpetual Mourning: Widowhood in Rural India. Chen received a PhD in South Asia regional studies from the University of Pennsylvania.
Innocent Chukwuma (Faculty) is the William H. Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management at Harvard Kennedy School. He is leading human rights and good governance advocacy in Africa and is the founder and executive director of the CLEEN Foundation, a civil society group that promotes public safety, security and accessible justice in West Africa. He also co-founded, among others, the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of 250 civil society organizations that monitor elections and democratic development in Nigeria; the African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum (APCOF), a network of state and non-state actors involved in promoting improved policing standards and accountability in Africa; and Altus, a global alliance of non-profit organizations and academic centers in five continents established to improve safety and justice from a multicultural perspective. He has a BA from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MSc in Criminal Justice from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
Alnoor Ebrahim (Faculty) is an associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, and conducts research on accountability and organizational learning in nonprofit and civil society organizations. He is author of the award-winning NGOs and Organizational Change: Discourse, Reporting and Learning and of the edited volume Global Accountabilities: Participation, Pluralism and Public Ethics (with Edward Weisband), which compares accountability across the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Ebrahim’s professional work has included commissioned reports on World Bank-Civil Society relations and on NGO accountability at the Inter-American Development Bank. He also works with nonprofit executive directors in the United States on the challenges of organizational learning in poverty contexts. Ebrahim comes to Harvard from Virginia Tech, where he was founding co-director of the Institute for Governance and Accountabilities. He holds a PhD from Stanford University, where he studied organizational behavior and environmental planning and management, and a BSc from MIT.
Marion R. Fremont-Smith (Senior Research Fellow) has been associated with the Hauser Center since 1998, where she directs research on governance and accountability of nonprofit organizations. She also was a Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School between 2008 and 2011 where she taught The Law of Nonprofit Organizations. She is the author of Governing Nonprofit Organizations: Federal and State Law and Regulation, published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in 1994 and has written other books and numerous papers on government regulation of nonprofit organizations. Fremont-Smith’s interest in nonprofit organizations began in the 1960s, when she served as assistant attorney general and director of the Division of Public Charities in Massachusetts. In 1964 she joined the Boston law firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart, where she specialized in tax and nonprofit law. She was elected partner in 1971 and retired in 1998. Mrs. Fremont received a BA from Wellesley College and a JD from Boston University School of Law.
Archon Fung (Faculty) is a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. His research examines the impacts of civic participation, public deliberation and transparency upon public and private governance. Recent books include Full Disclosure: The Perils and Promise of Transparency (with Mary Graham and David Weil) and Empowered Participation: Reinventing Urban Democracy. Current projects examine democratic reform initiatives in electoral reform, urban planning, public services, ecosystem management and transnational governance. He has authored five books, three edited collections and over 50 articles in such journals as American Political Science Review, Public Administration Review, Political Theory, Journal of Policy and Management, Environmental Management, American Behavioral Scientist, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research and Boston Review.
Marshall Ganz (Faculty) is a lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He entered Harvard College in the fall of 1960, but in 1964, a year before graduating, he left to volunteer as a civil rights organizer in Mississippi. In 1965, he joined César Chávez and the United Farm Workers; over the next 16 years he gained experience in union, community, issue and political organizing and became director of organizing. During the 1980s, he worked with grassroots groups to develop effective organizing programs, designing innovative voter mobilization strategies for local, state and national electoral campaigns. In 1991, in order to deepen his intellectual understanding of his work, he returned to Harvard College and, after a 28-year leave of absence, completed his undergraduate degree in history and government. He was awarded an MPA by the Kennedy School and completed his PhD in sociology in 2000. His book, Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement, came out in 2009.
Celia Maria Gonzalez (Faculty) is an assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Her research addresses a fundamental management question: What can groups, organizations and institutions do to engage their members? Through her research, Gonzalez allows leaders to better predict the choices members will make when encountering an overload of signals in the organizational environment, and better tailor messages to motivate these members. In addition, she teaches students to effectively use human capital in courses on strategic management, cross-cultural and international management and managing people and teams.
Allen Grossman (Faculty) was appointed the Harvard Business School Professor of Management Practice in 2000. He joined the Business School faculty in 1998, with a concurrent appointment as a visiting scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He served as president and chief executive officer of Outward Bound USA for six years before stepping down to work on the challenges of creating high performing nonprofit organizations. His current research focuses on leading and governing high performing nonprofit organizations and leadership and management of public school districts. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Peter Dobkin Hall (Senior Research Fellow) is the former Hauser Lecturer on Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard Kennedy School. Before coming to the Kennedy School, Hall served as director of Yale’s Program on Nonprofit Organizations (PONPO) and held teaching appointments in Yale’s Department of History, School of Management, Divinity School and Ethics, Politics and Economics Program. Hall’s current research interests include the development of the welfare state and social welfare policy, the role of educational institutions in creating leadership and civic engagement and the emergence of transnational institutions, communities and identities. His publications include The Organization of American Culture, 1700-1900: Private Institutions, Elites, and the Origins of American Nationality; Inventing the Nonprofit Sector: Essays on Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Nonprofit Organizations; and Lives in Trust: The Fortunes of Dynastic Families in Late Twentieth Century America. Hall co-edited Sacred Companies: Organizational Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Organizations and the chapter on nonprofits for Millennial Edition of Historical Statistics of the United States.
J. Bryan Hehir (Faculty) is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Religion and Public Life at Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the secretary for health care and social services in the Archdiocese of Boston. His research and writing focus on ethics and foreign policy and the role of religion in world politics and in American society. He has served on the faculty of Georgetown University and Harvard Divinity School. His writings include The Moral Measurement of War: A Tradition of Continuity and Change; Military Intervention and National Sovereignty; Catholicism and Democracy; and Social Values and Public Policy: A Contribution from a Religious Tradition.
James P. Honan (Faculty) is a senior lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and adjunct lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School. Honan’s teaching and research interests include financial management of nonprofit organizations, organizational performance measurement and management and higher-education administration. At Harvard, he is educational co-chair of the Institute for Educational Management (IEM) and a faculty member in a number of Executive Education programs for educational leaders and nonprofit administrators. Honan has served as a consultant on strategic planning, resource allocation and performance measurement and management to numerous colleges, universities, schools and nonprofit organizations, both nationally and internationally. Previously, he served as institutional research coordinator in the Office of Budgets at Harvard and as a project analyst in the Harvard University Financial Aid Office. He has also been a research assistant at the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Clearinghouse on Higher Education in Washington, D.C., and executive assistant to the president of Lesley University.
Joan Kaufman (Faculty) is a Distinguished Scientist and Senior Lecturer at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management and founding director of the AIDS Public Policy Project, a program which trains officials in China and Vietnam, formerly housed at Harvard Kennedy School. She has published extensively about China’s AIDS epidemic, reproductive health and family planning policy and program, SARS, health sector reform, and many other topics, including the co-edited book AIDS and Social Policy in China. She received an ScD from Harvard School of Public Health.
William C. Kirby (Faculty) is the Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies at Harvard University. He is also a Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, and serves as director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies and chairman of the Harvard China Fund. A historian of modern China, Kirby’s work examines China’s business, economic and political development in an international context. He has written on the evolution of modern Chinese business (state-owned and private); Chinese corporate law and company structure; the history of freedom in China; China’s environmental challenges; relations across the Taiwan Strait; and China’s relations with Europe and America. His current projects include case studies of contemporary Chinese businesses and a comparative study of higher education in China and the United States. He is Honorary Visiting Professor at Peking University, Nanjing University, Chongqing University and Fudan University.
Jennifer Leaning (Faculty) is Professor of the Practice of Global Health in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. She is co-director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of the Inter-University Initiative on Humanitarian Studies and Field Practice. Leaning’s research and policy interests include issues of public health, medical ethics and early warning in response to war and disaster, human rights and international humanitarian law in crisis settings and problems of human security in the context of forced migration and conflict. Leaning serves on the boards of Physicians for Human Rights (which she co-founded), Amnesty International, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Oxfam America, International Rescue Committee, The Humane Society of the United States and the Massachusetts Bay Chapter of the American Red Cross. She is visiting editor of the British Medical Journal, serves on the editorial board of Health and Human Rights and is a member of the Board of Syndics at Harvard University Press. She received her MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, an SMH from the Harvard School of Public Health and an AB from Radcliffe College.
Herman B. “Dutch” Leonard (Faculty) is the George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management at Harvard Kennedy School, as well as the Eliot I. Snider and Family Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the Social Enterprise Initiative at Harvard Business School. He teaches leadership, organizational strategy, crisis management and financial management. His current research concentrates on crisis management, corporate social responsibility and performance management. He is a member of the boards of directors of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, the ACLU of Massachusetts, and the Hitachi Foundation. He was formerly a member of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Health and Education Facilities Authority and of Civic Investments, a nonprofit organization that assists charitable enterprises with capital financing; a member of the Research and Education Advisory Panel of the General Accounting Office; a member of the Massachusetts Performance Enhancement Commission; and a member of the Alaska Governor’s Council on Economic Policy. He served as chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s Task Force on Tuition Prepayment Plans. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard.
Christine Letts (Faculty) is the Senior Associate Dean for Executive Education and the Rita E. Hauser Lecturer in the Practice of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School. She is the coauthor (with William Ryan and Allen Grossman) of High Performance Nonprofit Organizations: Managing Upstream for Greater Impact. Letts started her career in New York City government. After receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School, she spent 12 years in manufacturing management at Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana. She then spent four years in the cabinet of Indiana Governor Evan Bayh. Letts’ current research includes the impact of donor behavior and funding models on nonprofit organizational capacity.
Peggy Levitt (Research Fellow) is a professor in the Sociology Department at Wellesley College and a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard. She also co-directs the Transnational Studies Initiative at Harvard, and is co-principal investigator of a National Science Foundation project on how global discourses about women’s rights are translated to local contexts and a study of spiritual capital and immigrant incorporation funded by the Metanexus Foundation. She is the author of God Needs No Passport: How Immigration is Changing the Religious Landscape, The Changing Face of Home: The Transnational Lives of the Second Generation (edited with Mary Waters) and The Transnational Villagers.
Qiushi Liu (Visiting Fellow) works with the Nonprofits in China domain of practice at the Hauser Center. He is the executive director and associate professor of the NGO Research Center at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University. He received his PhD in sociology from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Currently, his research focuses on two distinct subjects: NGOs’ participation in crisis treatment, and the roles of NGOs in HIV/AIDS prevention and control. Liu Qiushi also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee of China Global Fund Programs, a board member of the Chinese Association of STD & AIDS Prevention and Control, and a board member of the Beijing Youth Development Foundation.
Steven Lydenberg (Senior Research Fellow) is chief investment officer for Domini Social Investments LLC. He has been active in social investing for 30 years as director of corporate accountability research with the Council on Economic Priorities, an investment associate with Franklin Research and Development Corporation (now Trillium Asset Management) and director of research with Kinder, Lydenberg, Domini & Co. (now KLD Research & Analytics). Lydenberg is the author of Corporations and the Public Interest: Guiding the Invisible Hand and co-author of Rating America’s Corporate Conscience and Investing for Good, a guide for socially responsible investors. He also co-edited The Social Investment Almanac. He holds degrees from Columbia College and Cornell University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Jennifer McCrea (Senior Research Fellow) is the founder and president of Sarvada Consulting, a firm she created to guide high net worth individuals and visionary leaders to rigorously and creatively leverage their philanthropic endeavors. Some of her current clients include Millennium Promise, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Harvard School of Public Health and the Quincy Jones Foundation. She has also recently worked on projects for the Nelson Mandela Foundation, NPower New York and the Alliance for a New Humanity (founded by Deepak Chopra and Nobel Prize Winners Óscar Arias and Betty Williams). A veteran fundraiser with more than 20 years of experience, McCrea has held key leadership positions in two multi-billion dollar capital campaigns—at Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis—and has personally raised over $100 million. She also served as Vice President for Development at Dickinson College. Recently, McCrea co-founded the Quincy Jones Musiq Consortium, an organization that is uniting leaders in the music industry, nonprofit organizations, corporations, foundations and philanthropists to make music an ongoing part of the lives of children in the U.S. She is also a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. McCrea has a BA from Allegheny College and a Master’s in nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University.
Mark H. Moore (Faculty) is the Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard Kennedy School and the Herbert A. Simon Professor in Education, Management and Organizational Behavior at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He founded and served as chair of the Kennedy School’s Committee on Executive Programs for more than a decade. His research interests are public management and leadership, civil society and community mobilization and criminal justice policy and management. His publications include Creating Public Value: Strategic Management in Government; Dangerous Offenders: The Elusive Targets of Justice; From Children to Citizens: The Mandate for Juvenile Justice; Beyond 911: A New Era for Policing; and Creating Public Value Through State Arts Agencies. Moore’s work focuses on the ways in which leaders of public organizations can engage communities in supporting and legitimatizing their work and in the role that value commitments play in enabling leadership in public sector enterprises.
Nancy Oriol (Faculty) is an associate professor of anesthesia, dean for students and director of faculty development in the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), a Harvard Medical School affiliate. She is a renowned anesthesiologist who has served as director of obstetric anesthesia at BIDMC for 15 years. Oriol is an acclaimed innovator whose medical breakthroughs include the “walking epidural” (a type of labor pain relief that does not interfere with the progress of labor), a novel technique for analyzing fetal heart rate variability and an ingenious device for newborn resuscitation. She is a dedicated educator and the recipient of numerous HMS teaching awards, the New England Women’s Leadership Award in Health Care, the Massachusetts Medical Society Special Award for Excellence in Public Health and the Louis Sullivan Award for Contributions in the Delivery of Health Care to Black Males. In 1992, with a quarter of a million dollars raised over the telephone and the help of an energetic HMS student, Oriol founded the Family Van, a mobile preventive health and social service program that provides free education, counseling, advocacy and health care services to Boston’s economically disadvantaged neighborhoods and serves more than 7,000 people every year.
Luther M. Ragin, Jr. (Faculty) is the William H. Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management at Harvard Kennedy School. He is vice president for investments at The F.B. Heron Foundation, a national foundation with assets of $300 million located in New York City. Prior to joining the Foundation in 1999, Ragin was the chief financial officer of the National Community Capital Association, a trade association of community development financial institutions that provide access to capital in low-income communities. Other significant experience includes eight years as chief financial officer of Earl G. Graves, Ltd., and seven years with Chase Manhattan Bank, including three years as vice president of syndications/assets sales for the North American Corporate Finance Sector. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Shore Bank Corporation, the nation’s largest community development bank holding company, and The Threshold Group, an independent wealth advisor for high net worth families. He is also a member of the board of directors of The Classical Theatre of Harlem. Ragin holds an AB and Master of Public Policy from Harvard, and is a graduate of Columbia University’s Executive Program in Business Administration.
Fernando Reimers (Faculty) is the Ford Foundation Professor of International Education, director of the International Education Policy Program and director of global education at Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research and teaching focus on identifying education policies that support teachers in helping low-income children succeed, and on understanding the role of education in preparing students for democratic citizenship. His current research looks at the relationship among teacher quality, educational expansion and social inequality in Mexico, and on civic education in Latin America. Reimers also advises governments, development agencies and private groups in education reform in developing nations. He has worked in Latin America, Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan for, among others, the World Bank, the Harvard Institute for International Development and the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He is also active in several organizations supporting the development of global skills in American schools. Reimers has published several books, a number of which have been translated into other languages, as well as chapters and articles on education and development.
William P. Ryan (Research Fellow) is a consultant to nonprofit organizations and foundations. Both his consulting and research focus on nonprofit organizational effectiveness. He has explored how several forces—including board governance, access to capital, foundation grant making practices and competition with for-profit firms—shape the capacity of nonprofits to deliver on their missions. He currently directs the Nonprofit Governance and Accountability Project, a joint initiative of the Hauser Center and Harvard Law School aimed at engaging Harvard researchers in critical questions related to nonprofit governance. He is co-author of Governance as Leadership: Reframing the Work of Nonprofit Boards (honored with awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education and Independent Sector) and High Performance Nonprofit Organizations: Managing Upstream for Greater Impact. His articles include “Virtuous Capital: What Foundations Can Learn from Venture Capitalists” and “The New Landscape for Nonprofits” in Harvard Business Review.
Anthony Saich (Faculty) is the director of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Daewoo Professor of International Affairs and faculty chair of Asia Programs and the China Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. This work includes significant training programs for national and local officials from China. He is also a guest professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, sits on the Executive Committees of the Fairbank Center and Harvard University’s Asia Center and is a member of the Trustees of the China Medical Board of New York and International Bridges to Justice. Saich has been the representative for the China office of the Ford Foundation, and director of the Sinological Institute at Leiden University, the Netherlands. His current research focuses on the interplay between state and society in Asia and their respective roles in the provision of public goods and services at the local level. He has written several books on developments in China, including China’s Science Policy in the ’80s; Revolutionary Discourse in Mao’s China (with David E. Apter); The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party; The Governance and Politics of China; and Providing Public Goods in Transitional China. He also recently edited China Urbanizes: Consequences, Strategies and Policies with Shahid Yusuf. He studied political science in the U.K. and has taught at universities in China, England, Holland and the U.S.
Ramesh Singh (Visiting Fellow) is from Nepal, but has lived in and worked in Gambia, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Thailand, England and South Africa for most of the past 30 years. He trained as an agronomist/seed technologist in Nepal and the U.K., has been a visiting fellow at U.K. and U.S. universities and held various advisory and networking affiliations with NGOs and the UN. He was most recently chief executive of ActionAid International, with whom he worked in various technical, management and leadership positions for over 25 years. Prior to joining ActionAid, Singh was a vocational agriculture instructor and a research agronomist and seed technologist in rural Nepal. The focus of his research includes food and agriculture; INGO governance, strategy and management and governance; accountability systems; human-rights-based approaches and programming and south-south networking and influencing.
Ann Thornburg (Faculty) is an adjunct lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers for 24 years, providing services to health care and nonprofit organizations—working with virtually all of the hospitals in Massachusetts. She has extensive experience in integrated delivery systems, hospitals and physician groups. Her consulting projects have included hospital corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, business plan preparation and strategic financial planning for a wide variety of provider groups. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and chair of the Board of Trustees of Goddard House, the oldest nursing home in Massachusetts. She is a former chairman for the Hospital Committee of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, a board member of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and adjunct assistant professor for the Boston University School of Public Health. She received a BBA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Boston University. She also attended the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College.
Christopher Winship (Faculty) is the Edmund Tishman and Charles M. Diker Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard and a member of the senior faculty at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is a faculty affiliate of the Hauser Center and the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management. Prior to coming to Harvard in 1992, he was professor of sociology, statistics and economics at Northwestern University, as well as a senior faculty research associate in the university’s Institute for Policy Research. He is the author of a variety of articles on various statistical issues including the analysis of qualitative dependent variables, selection bias and counterfactual causal analysis. His research has also focused on changes in the social and economic status of African-Americans during the 20th century. In particular, he has examined changes in youth unemployment, marital behavior and prison incarceration. Recently, he has been working with and studying a group of black inner-city ministers known as The Ten Point Coalition. He holds a PhD from Harvard.