Dean's Council

Message from the Chair

As chair of the Dean’s Council, I am privileged to participate in the Harvard Kennedy School’s efforts to address our world’s most pressing public issues. From terrorism, nuclear weapons control, income inequality, racial injustice, and governmental dysfunction, our difficulties are great. But the incredibly smart people at the Harvard Kennedy School are uniting theory and practice to tackle even the most intractable problems.

Dean’s Council members attend meetings that feature stellar faculty, students, alumni, and friends discussing specific challenges and how the Harvard Kennedy School is working to ameliorate them. These gatherings are a terrific opportunity to exchange ideas with Dean Elmendorf and with faculty, and to ponder how each of us can play a part in making our world a better place. And yes, the Dean’s Council provides crucial, discretionary financial support to the Dean

I am delighted that you have visited this website, and am grateful to all members of the Dean’s Council for their commitment. If you have any question about the Dean’s Council, please contact Coralie Eggeling.


Peter L. Malkin


Membership Inquiries

Are you interested in becoming a member of the Dean’s Council and advancing the Kennedy School’s mission of public service and public leadership? If so, please contact Betsy Viani in the Office of Alumni Relations and Resource Development, via email or at +1 617.496.7334.

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