The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the appointment of five Hauser Leaders for the fall 2023 semester. This semester marks the program’s 9th anniversary of welcoming distinguished leadership practitioners from across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to CPL to collaborate with students, faculty, and the broader Harvard community. The Hauser Leaders Program and its role in bringing leaders-in-practice to campus is central to CPL’s mission to inspire change and enhance the capacity for principled, effective public leadership. 

Hauser Leaders will engage deeply with the CPL community by meeting individually with students, contributing to faculty research, and leading workshops and speaking events on campus. This semester’s cohort come from near and far — from Massachusetts to New Zealand — and bring a myriad of expertise to share with the Kennedy School. Through active participation in both the CPL and the broader Harvard ecosystem, Hauser Leaders will enhance research, teaching, and practice of public leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. 

Fall 2023 Hauser Leaders: 

  • Dame Jacinda Ardern, 40th Prime Minister, New Zealand (2017-2023) 
  • Colette Pichon Battle, Vision and Initiatives Partner, Taproot Earth 
  • Governor Larry Hogan, 62nd Governor of Maryland (2015-2023) 
  • Honorable Mark Wolf, Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts; Chair, Integrity Initiatives International
  • Alexander Vindman, Former Director for European Affairs, U.S. National Security Council (2018-2020) 

Read the bios for each fall 2023 Hauser Leader, and subscribe to our mailing list for information on upcoming Hauser Leader events.

The Hauser Leaders Program is made possible by the generous support of Rita E. Hauser and Gustave M. Hauser.