Welcome from the Chair

Peter L. Malkin, chair, Dean's CouncilWelcome to the website of the HKS Dean’s Council! While Dean’s Council members hail from around the world, we all share a deep commitment to Harvard Kennedy School, so I am delighted that we now have an online presence to keep connected with one another and to help advance the Kennedy School’s vital mission of public leadership.

Our leadership group provides the Kennedy School with counsel, friendship, and yes, financial support. We are privileged to be an important part of a School whose mission, simply stated, is to make the world a better place. As members of the Dean’s Council, we have opportunities throughout the year to meet with one another, and with Dean Ellwood and the remarkable Kennedy School faculty, to consider matters of importance to the School and to the world. I encourage all Dean’s Council members to attend these thought-provoking occasions.

Just as the School itself, the Dean’s Council is inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s call to service, “Ask what you can do.” What we do is very important to Harvard Kennedy School. I thank you for your steadfast support and your membership on the Dean’s Council.


Peter L. Malkin

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