The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the appointment of four Hauser Leaders for the spring 2023 semester. Celebrating its ninth year, the Hauser Leaders Program brings distinguished leadership practitioners from across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to CPL to engage with students, faculty, and the wider Harvard community. In the spirit of its mission to inspire and enhance the capacity for principled, effective public leadership, CPL prizes the expertise these leaders-in-practice bring to bear during their Hauser fellowships.

Throughout the semester, Hauser Leaders meet individually with students, contribute to faculty research, and lead workshops and speaking events on campus, enhancing the consequential research, teaching, and practice of public leadership at the Kennedy School. This semester’s Hauser Leaders represent a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives as part of CPL’s enduring commitment to fostering dialogue across differences in the interest of advancing the public good.

Spring 2023 Hauser Leaders:

Jane Harman JD ’69, Chair of the Board of Freedom House; U.S. Representative (CA-36) (1993-1999; 2001-2011)

Regis Pecos, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Santa Fe Indian School Leadership Institute; Former Governor, Cochiti Pueblo

Sima Samar, Former Minister of Women Affairs of Afghanistan (2001-2002); Former Chair, Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (2005-2019); Fall 2022 Carr Center Fellow, HKS; 2022 Scholar at Risk, Harvard University

LTC(R) Alexander Vindman MA ’11, Former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council (2018-2020)

CPL is pleased to co-host Regis Pecos with the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development at Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Read the full bios for each spring 2023 Hauser Leader. Hauser Leader events will be published throughout the semester on the CPL Events Calendar.

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