Cambridge, MA:  The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) is pleased to announce the appointment of five Hauser Leaders for the spring 2021 semester.

“As we continue to face public health crises paired with deep political and social challenges, principled public leadership and moral courage are key to our collective way forward. This semester’s Hauser Leaders practice these qualities in an array of fields: racial justice and civil rights activism, public policy, journalism, social enterprise, and education. Their experience will be vital to CPL’s leadership development practice as we train future leaders to redress economic and health challenges, racial inequity, and the persisting stress on democratic institutions in our own country and around the world,” said Amb. Wendy R. Sherman, director of the Center for Public Leadership and a professor of the practice at Harvard Kennedy School.

As members of the Center for Public Leadership’s community of scholarship and practice-based learning, Hauser Leaders contribute in vital ways to the academic life of Harvard, participating in faculty-led research and case development, classroom lectures, and faculty roundtables. Hauser Leaders bring tangible learning to students through workshops, coaching meetings, and public events.

Please visit our events page for a schedule of Hauser Leader public events; all spring 2021 programming will be conducted virtually.

Full Hauser Leaders bios can be found here.


Thomas G. Stemberg '71 Family Endowed Coach, Harvard Men's Basketball
Executive Fellow, Harvard Business School

Co-Founder, Black Voters Matter Fund
Co-founder, Southern Black Girls Consortium

Co-founder and Senior Advisor, City Year
Principal, Public Purpose Strategies

President and CEO, UNCF

Founder, Mehlman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas
Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy to George W. Bush (2001-2003)

Correspondent, VICE and VICE News
Contributor, MSNBC and Telemundo

About the Center for Public Leadership

The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School develops principled, effective public leaders. A global hub for leadership learning, we integrate academic preparation with practice to build knowledge and character required to make positive change in the world.

Lael Harris
Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School