The Emerging Global Leader Award recognizes alumni under the age of 40 who have stood out as leaders or catalysts for change and who have made meaningful differences to individuals, organizations, or governments.
Harvard Kennedy School established this honor (formerly known as the Rising Star Award) in 2001. Recipients exemplify the HKS goal of educating enlightened public leaders, generating answers to our most challenging public problems, and taking on complex issues that require entrepreneurial efforts. Nominations come from HKS alumni, faculty, and staff.
Dina Buchbinder MC/MPA 2016 | 2018 Recipient
Moís Cherem MPP 2009
Ejaj Ahmad MPP 2008
Melodie J. Potts Rosevear MPP 2008
Amit Bouri MPA 2007
Mehmet G. Daimaguler MC/MPA 2005
Raymond M. Jefferson MC/MPA 1989
Nazanin Samari MPP 2002
Jared M. Genser MPP 1998
Jeremy B. Zucker MPP 1997
Gregory H. Zaff MPP 1993
Brett M. Peiser MPP 1996
Claudio Orrego MPP 1995