Current Senior Fellows 2023-2024

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Reza Baqir

Reza Baqir served as the Governor of Pakistan’s central bank, the State Bank of Pakistan, during May 2019 – May 2022. He led Pakistan’s financial response to the Covid-19 pandemic that led to a quick economic rebound while lowering public debt and preserving foreign exchange reserves over 2020-21. During his time as Governor, he also initiated a series of initiatives to digitize Pakistan’s financial sector to promote innovation and inclusion. These included (i) a new digital banking initiative for overseas Pakistanis that generated close to US$5 billion in in foreign currency funding; (ii) relaxations in Pakistan’s foreign exchange regulatory framework that spurred a wave of foreign investments in startups and fintechs; (iii) a new regulatory framework to license digital banks in Pakistan; (iv) Pakistan’s first instant payment system Raast; and (v) a dedicated policy—Banking on Equality—to support women’s access to finance. In June 2019, Reza successfully negotiated a new IMF program, and completed 6 subsequent reviews, that stabilized the economy. He led two landmark reforms in this period: introduction of a flexible exchange rate regime, a first for Pakistan, and changes to the central bank law to strengthen its independence. Before Pakistan’s central bank, Reza worked for 19 years at the International Monetary Fund and 2 years at the World Bank. He headed the IMF’s office in Egypt during 2017-19 as IMF Senior Resident Representative and oversaw the successful implementation of the IMF’s loan program, then the largest in the Middle East region. For 4 years he headed the IMF's Debt Policy Division that oversees IMF’s work on sovereign debt sustainability and restructuring, worked on several sovereign debt restructurings, and represented the IMF in the meetings of the Paris Club. Previously he was Deputy Chief of the Emerging Markets Division overseeing IMF’s loans in emerging markets and policies towards managing capital flows. Reza’s research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, amongst other journals. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and an A.B. (Magna cum Laude) in Economics from Harvard University.  Reza’s work at Harvard will focus on efficient and workable international frameworks for timely resolution of sovereign debt distress in emerging markets. His faculty sponsor is Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Maurits C. Boas Chair of International Economics at Harvard University. 

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Robert Buckland

Rt Hon Sir Robert Buckland KBE KC MP has enjoyed a distinguished career in politics and law in the United Kingdom.  Born in Llanelli, Wales, Robert graduated in Law at Hatfield College, Durham University in 1990.  At Durham he was President of the Union and Secretary of Hatfield Junior Common Room.  Robert was called to the Bar at Inner Temple in 1991 and was an advocacy prize winner.  He then spent nearly twenty years in practice, specialising in criminal litigation. He was a member of the Attorney-General’s List of Prosecuting Counsel from 1999 to 2010.  In 2009, Robert was appointed as a part-time Crown Court Circuit Judge. Robert’s political career began in the 1987 General Election, when he was a constituency campaign manager.  In 1993, he was elected as a County Councillor for his home area, beating the Labour candidate by three votes.  Robert stood for both Westminster and the European Parliament during the 1990s and in 2010, he was elected Member of Parliament for the South Swindon constituency, being re-elected three times since then. In the Commons, Robert served on the Justice Select Committee, the Standards Committee, and the Joint Committee on Human Rights.  Robert was Secretary of the 1922 Committee of Conservative Backbenchers from 2012 to 2014 and chaired the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission.  As a backbencher, Robert campaigned on issues such as autism, special educational needs and reform of the laws of domestic abuse and stalking.  In 2014, Robert joined the UK Government as Solicitor General.  In May 2019, Robert became Minister of State for Prisons & Probation and in July 2019, he entered the Cabinet as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, serving until September 2021.  In July 2022, Robert returned to the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Wales, and served until October 2022. Robert is a member of the Commons Northern Ireland Select Committee and Chairs the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Autism, Learning Disability and the Western Gateway Economic Partnership.  Robert is a Master of the Bench at Inner Temple, and was awarded the KBE in the 2022 New Year Honours. While an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, Robert will pursue a project on the “Covid Rush”, AI, Digital Courts and the impact on international standards of justice and the rule of law. His faculty supervisor is Sharad Goel, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. 

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Judy Chang

Judy Chang is former Undersecretary of Energy and Climate Solutions for Massachusetts. In that role, she led Massachusetts’ effort in setting policies across the energy sector in the state, working across agencies in aligning the strategies and plans for decarbonization and climate mitigation. Ms. Chang is an energy economist and policy expert with a background in electrical engineering. Prior to joining Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, she co-led the energy practice at The Brattle Group, an economic consulting company, based in Boston, with global presence. Ms. Chang has over 20 years of experience in advising energy companies on regulatory and financial issues, particularly as they relate to investment decisions in transmission, clean energy, and storage. Ms. Chang has submitted expert testimonies to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, U.S. state, and Canadian provincial regulatory authorities on topics related to resource planning; power purchase and sale agreements; and transmission planning, access, and pricing. She has authored numerous reports and articles detailing the economic issues associated with generation and transmission investments; clean energy development; energy storage; and system planning. In addition, she had worked closely with executives and board members of numerous energy companies in developing their corporate strategies. Ms. Chang has presented at a variety of industry conferences and graduate school seminars on energy and environmental policies, including at Harvard Law School, Harvard Kennedy School, Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and MIT’s Sloan School of Management. In addition, she has been on the External Advisory Board of Future of Storage with MIT Energy Initiative. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California at Davis and a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School. She is a founding Board member of New England Women in Energy and the Environment. While an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, Ms. Chang will work on a project, Decarbonization of Buildings in the U.S.: The Roles of Government and Private Investors. Her faculty sponsors are William Hogan, Raymond Plank Research Professor of Global Energy Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Henry Lee, Director of Environmental and Natural Resource Program and Senior Research Associate Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School.  Email:

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Eric Evans

Eric Evans is a long-time venture capital investor, executive and entrepreneur, specializing in health care and the life sciences.  He currently sits on the Executive Committee of Mass Medical Angels, an investment group that finances early-stage medical technology companies.  He is also a Portfolio Executive on the leadership team of RADx (Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics), a National Institutes of Health initiative to develop COVID diagnostics in a unique public-private partnership. In the past Eric has served as Chief Executive Officer at several early-stage life sciences companies, including Primatope, Pykus, Abazyme, Lumos, Mulleris and Targeted Cell Therapies.  He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Unison Medicines, working to develop a novel antibiotic potentiator. For years previously, he ran Growth Analytics, a boutique strategy consulting firm that counseled senior management of large industrial companies around the world on issues of growth and strategy. He began his consulting career with the Boston Consulting Group, working in the Boston, New York, and Munich offices.  Before that, he was in brand management at the Procter & Gamble Company, at world headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. He lectures widely (Johns Hopkins University, University of Barcelona, European Institute of Innovation and Technology) on entrepreneurialism, and is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the University of Massachusetts. Eric holds a graduate degree in Finance and Public Policy from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in Nuclear Physics from Brown University. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, he will be focusing on public-private partnerships in health care. His faculty sponsor is  Amitabh Chandra, Ethel Zimmerman Wiener Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration, HBS. Email:

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Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile

Professor Uché Ewelukwa Ofodile  holds the E. J. Ball Endowed Chair at the University of Arkansas School of Law where she is a member of the faculty of the LL.M. Program in Agricultural and Food and is also an Affiliated Professor, African and African American Studies, at the University of Arkansas’ J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Professor Ofodile’s scholarship focuses on international investment law, international trade law, intellectual property law, international dispute settlement, agriculture and food law, corporate social responsibility, as well as technology and the law. Professor Ofodile is widely published; her articles and essays have appeared in numerous refereed and policy-oriented journals, she has authored two monographs and is currently completing two books: Legal Aspects of China-Africa Trade and Investment (Oxford University Press) and Business and Human Rights in Africa (Routledge). Professor Ofodile is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Affairs. She is on the Editorial Advisory Committee of American Society of International Law’s International Legal Materials, and serves as a Book Review Editor for The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals. Professor Ofodile holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nigeria, Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from Harvard Law School and from the University College London (in International Business Law), and a Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree from Harvard Law School. Outside of law, six issues drive Professor Ofodile who survived a brutal civil war in her home country and experienced massive food insecurity as a child: addressing food/water insecurity in Africa; improving access to education in Africa especially for the girl child; promoting corporate responsibility and accountability in Africa; closing Africa’s technology gaps; understanding deficiencies and challenges in global governance and their implication for low-income countries and weak states; and deciphering trends and tensions in South-South economic relations. As a senior fellow at M-BCBG, her research will be on The Growing Legalization of ESG. Her faculty sponsor is John Haigh, Co-Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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Stephen Gibson

Stephen Gibson is an expert in UK regulation and regulatory economics with over 25 years’ experience of leading major economic and regulation projects across the aviation, rail, water, telecoms, postal, broadcasting and ports sectors.  Stephen is Chair of the UK government’s Regulatory Policy Committee which independently scrutinises the evidence and analysis underpinning government regulatory measures and verifies the costs to business of government regulation. In 2011 he set up SLG Economics, an economics consultancy providing expert competition and regulatory economics advice to government, regulators and regulated companies. From 2011 until 2017 he ran the Regulators’ Forum to update UK economic regulators on developments in regulatory economics and regulatory policy. Stephen has been a member of the Civil Aviation Authority’s expert panel since 2019, providing advice on the regulation of Heathrow and NATS. He has regularly appeared on TV and Radio, being interviewed about regulatory developments particularly in the postal sector. Stephen has been Chief Economist and Director of Economic Policy at Postcomm, Interim Chief Economist at Ofwat, Principal Economist at Ofcom, Head of Economics at Network Rail, and a special advisor on regulation to the Office of Rail Regulation and the CAA. He was a lecturer at City University, London on their MSc in Competition and Regulation and has lectured for over 15 years at Birkbeck University on their MSc in Applied Economics. He has run training courses in regulatory and competition economics for Ofwat, ORR, the Northern Ireland Utility Regulator and the Department for Transport. Stephen has an MA in Economics and Management Studies from Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and has postgraduate qualifications in Computer Science (Cambridge University), Accounting and Finance (ACCA), EU Competition Law (Kings College London), Health Economics (Middlesex University) and Corporate Finance (London Business School). He was the external supervisor for a PhD in rail regulation at Cambridge University and has published articles on regulation, rail charging and postal economics in leading academic books and journals. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, Stephen will be researching the regulatory framework used by Government departments and sectoral regulators to introduce new regulations in the UK. His faculty sponsor is Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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David Grigorian

David Grigorian has had a successful career at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC, having worked on some of the most visible and impactful IMF programs of the past two decades. Throughout his tenure at Monetary and Capital Markets Department, Dr. Grigorian has provided technical assistance advice to governments in a variety of emerging market and advanced countries on issues of sovereign debt restructuring, debt market development, and financial crisis management. For his role in helping the authorities of Jamaica restructure their sovereign debt in 2010, Dr. Grigorian received an Outstanding Effort Award from the IMF’s Managing Director. During 2016-18, Dr. Grigorian was in Asia Pacific Department, where he led the IMF mission to Bhutan and conducted oversight of financial sector in Singapore and Malaysia. In his previous position as the desk economist on Iraq, he helped the country authorities prepare the federal budgets for 2007-09 under occupation and complete two back-to-back Stand-By Arrangements that led to the world’s largest sovereign debt relief ever provided by the Paris Club. Prior to joining the IMF in 2001, Dr. Grigorian worked at the World Bank, where he managed banking sector restructuring projects in Central Asia. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park and has published extensively in refereed economic journals on a wide range of issues including sovereign debt, banking and capital markets, growth and institutions, remittances, and fiscal performance, and his research is cited widely. Dr. Grigorian also co-founded and led Policy Forum Armenia, a virtual anti-corruption think-tank uniting nearly 50 researchers and public policy professionals with interest in Armenia’s development. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, he will be focusing on sovereign debt restructuring issues. His faculty sponsor is Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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Augustin Jianu

Augustin Jianu is a distinguished Romanian entrepreneur and technocrat, renowned for his expertise in software development, cybersecurity, and policy-making. During his tenure as the Minister of Communications and Information Society in the Government of Romania in 2017, Jianu made significant contributions in the field of technology policy, strategy, and regulation, focusing particularly on cybersecurity, blockchain, AI, IoT, and smart ecosystems. As the Minister, Jianu coordinated the operations of the National Post Company, National Radio Communications Company, and the National Center for Cyber Security Incident Response, among others. His strategic vision and negotiating acumen led to the establishment of a robust legal framework for managing network and information security and the reintroduction of a pivotal tax exemption for Romanian software developers. His tenure saw the capitalization of the National Post Company, thereby securing its financial future, and the initiation of the RO-ALERT system, a novel emergency warning system for citizens. In addition to his public service, Jianu has co-founded several startups in blockchain, big data, digital identity, and digital democracy, demonstrating his entrepreneurial spirit. His expertise in cybersecurity has been recognized at the European level; he served as the Director-General of the National Center for Cyber Security Incident Response between 2014 and 2016, and was a key figure on the management board of ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security). A certified cybersecurity expert and product owner, Jianu has established a reputation for forward-thinking, initiative, and commitment to fostering technological growth and security in Romania. His work has paved the way for innovation and development within the Romanian tech sector, and his influence continues to drive positive change in the realm of cybersecurity and digital policy. While an M-CBG Senior Fellow Jianu will pursue research project: “AI Language Models in Policymaking: Assessing Benefits, Risks, and Best Practices.” His faculty sponsor is Sharad Goel, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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Thomas J. Healey

Thomas J. Healey is a Partner at Healey Development LLC. He recently co-edited a book on the financial crisis based on papers presented at an M-RCBG conference. He was formerly adjunct lecturer at the Kennedy School, where he taught the course in Financial Institutions and Markets. He joined Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1985 to create the Real Estate Capital Markets Group, and founded the Pension Services Group in 1990. He became a Partner in 1988, a Managing Director in 1996, and remains a Senior Director of Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Healey served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Domestic Finance under President Ronald Reagan. Before joining the U.S. Treasury, he spent eight years at Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc., where he was head of the Corporate Finance Department. Healey has served on the U.S. Department of Labor's ERISA Advisory Council, and was a Presidentially-appointed Director of the Securities Industry Protection Corporation. He is Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation Investment Committee and is actively involved with other charitable institutions. Healey graduated from Georgetown University in 1964 and Harvard Business School in 1966. His research explores issues related to financial regulation. His faculty sponsor is Roger Porter, IBM Professor of Business and Government. Email: 

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Gregory Makoff

Gregory Makoff has been writing about sovereign debt for the past decade and is the author of the forthcoming book Default: The Landmark Court Battle over Argentina’s $100 Billion Debt Restructuring, scheduled to be published by Georgetown University Press in February 2024. For twenty-one years through mid-2014, Gregory worked as an investment banker and debt transaction specialist, advising companies, financial institutions, and countries, including Jamaica, Colombia, the Philippines, and Turkey, regarding their debt management operations. From January 2015, he has published papers as a Senior (non-resident) Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and, in 2015 and 2016, he worked at the U.S Treasury on the team that supported the enactment of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA), the law that has been facilitating the reform of Puerto Rico’s public sector and the restructuring of its debt. Gregory holds a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago (1993) and a BSc in physics and political science from MIT (1986) and is a member of the CFA Institute. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, he will be focusing on sovereign debt restructuring. His faculty sponsor is Federico Sturzenegger, Adjunct Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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Roshini Moodley Naidoo

Dr. Roshini Naidoo is a globally experienced physician leader, corporate executive, board member, risk specialist and health care equity champion. Dr. Naidoo served as the Executive Head of Health Risk Management at Discovery Health, a publicly listed health care administrator in South Africa, and part of a global health and wellness operating structure in Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. She held financial oversight for 19 health plans and a membership of 3.5 million. Dr. Naidoo led transformative initiatives that shifted transactional fee-for-service health care systems to value-based care platforms through novel provider contracting instruments, risk management strategies, population health programs, and predictive data care models. She established a Quality Improvement business function aimed at improving patient empowerment and outcomes of care. Dr. Naidoo is a Professor of Practice at the College of Health Solutions, at Arizona State University where she instructs on post-pandemic Health Care Systems. She previously served as the first international Fellow of the patient safety organization, The Leapfrog Group, and led the publication of quality of care ratings of private hospitals in South Africa. While at Oxfam America, Dr. Naidoo led a study with The Coca-Cola Company and SABMiller to examine the social and economic impact of corporate policies and operations on poverty reduction. A precursor to ESG studies, the poverty impact analysis was profiled by the UN Global Compact. Dr. Naidoo is a member of the Board of the Africa Academy for Public Health, serving as the Chairperson of the Finance and Administration committee.  Dr. Naidoo previously served as a Director on the Board of Save the Children South Africa, and the Board of Health Quality Assurance (HQA). Dr. Naidoo earned her MBA from Harvard Business School, and her MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She served as a Harvard Business School Service Leadership Fellow and a Harvard South Africa Fellow. A medical doctor, Dr. Naidoo earned her MBChB from the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal. Dr. Naidoo’s research involves health care equity, the governance of health care AI technologies, and the use of predictive data models in real-time clinical decision making. Her faculty advisor is Joseph Newhouse, John D. MacArthur Research Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University. Email: 

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George Nwangwu

George Nwangwu has worked in academia, legal practice, consulting, and entrepreneurship. He is currently an associate professor at Nile University, Abuja, Nigeria, where he teaches energy policy. As a consultant to multilateral institutions, George has been involved with issues in the fields of infrastructure/utilities regulation, infrastructure finance and Public Private Partnerships (“PPPs”). He served as Head of Strategy at the Bureau of Public Enterprises, in the Nigerian Presidency. In this role, he was involved in championing Nigeria’s privatization program and helping reform several ailing public enterprises. He also served as PPP Coordinator and Head of the PPP Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, in Nigeria. He was special adviser to the Coordinating Minister of the Economy on infrastructure finance and PPPs. In this role, George was responsible for rendering strategic advice on alternative financing for some of the country’s most critical infrastructure. To date George has participated in the delivery of more than 100 privatization/ PPP projects worth over USD 20 billion, working on either the side of the public or private sector in Africa. George is also an impact investor, focusing on investments in different infrastructure sectors across Africa. He is one of the co-founders of North South Power, a leading renewable energy company, supplying approximately 8% of Nigeria’s electricity. He is also the founder of Primegate Academy, a group of schools providing education to primary and secondary school students in Abuja, Nigeria. George holds a law degree from the University of Lagos, a Masters in law from the University College London, a PhD in Law from University of Hull, United Kingdom, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oxford. George is qualified as a lawyer in Nigeria and England and a member of accounting bodies in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, George will work on energy transitions, focusing on how economic, legal, political, and social constraints affect the journey to carbon neutrality. His faculty sponsor is William Hogan, Raymond Plank Research Professor of Global Energy Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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Jumoke Oduwole

Dr. Jumoke Oduwole MFR, is currently Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) and Investment in the Office of the Vice President. She served in the previous Presidential Administration from November 2015 to May 2023, first as Senior Special Assistant to the President on Industry, Trade, and Investment, and then as Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business. Since July 2016, she and her team have facilitated the mandate of the PEBEC from ideation to implementation of impactful reforms for MSMEs. Under her watch, Nigeria moved up an unprecedented 39 places in the World Bank’s Doing Business rankings and was twice recognized as a top ten reformed economy in three years. In 2022 she was appointed Governance Advisor to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Governance Lab and has been the recipient of a number of awards, including a national honour, Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).  Dr. Oduwole has served on various specialized reform committees in the federal government such as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) implementation Committee and the Tax Policy Reform Committee. She chaired the Technical Working Team on Legislative Imperatives for the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2025 and was instrumental in the conceptualization and formation of the Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) in 2017. A global thought leader, writer and speaker, Dr. Oduwole is on loan to the federal government from Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Nigeria, where she taught international economic law. From 2013 to 2015 she was holder of the Prince Claus Chair in development and equity at the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague. Jumoke sits on the Board of Trustees of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) in South Africa and previously served on the Board of Ecobank Nigeria. While an M-RCBG Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, Jumoke will interrogate the role of businesses in strengthening government reforms. Her faculty mentor is John Donahue, Raymond Vernon Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Email:

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Chris Pilkerton

Chris Pilkerton is the former head of the US Small Business Administration, SBA general counsel and a White House Senior Policy Advisor. He currently serves as the Chief Legal and Regulatory Strategy Officer for Accion Opportunity Fund, the nation’s leading non-profit community development financial institution supporting small businesses in underserved communities.  He is also cofounder of the Small Business Corps (SBC), and an Executive-In-Residence at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact Center to implement the SBC, which seeks to provide opportunities for recent university graduates to directly consult with small businesses in underserved communities across the country.  Chris is the coauthor of the policy book Underserved: Harnessing the First Principles of Lincoln’s Reconstruction for Today’s Forgotten Communities.  He previously worked as a compliance director at JP Morgan Chase, where he was named one of Fortune’s 50 Heroes of the Fortune 500 in recognition of efforts to support Liberian orphans impacted by ebola. He began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, working as a trial lawyer in both the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor and the Office of Money Laundering and Tax Crimes. He later went on to become Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chis has also been an Executive-In-Residence at Johns Hopkins University’s Business School and the Associate Director of the Law and Public Policy Program at the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (CUA). Chris was a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at Jagiellonian University in Poland, and holds an MPA from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, a JD from CUA and a BA from Fairfield University. During his M-RCBG senior fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, Chris will focus his research on the development, deployment, and impact of comparative economic stimulus models during the global pandemic. His faculty sponsor is  Jason Furman, Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Department of Economics at Harvard University. Email:

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Matthew Vogel

Matthew Vogel is a senior executive with a distinguished career in public service, finance, operations, and strategy. He spent eight years in the Obama Administration where he was a core member of the White House team working on job creation, financial regulation, fiscal policy, and macroeconomic stability. As Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, he advised President Obama on domestic and international economic issues. His various roles from 2009 to 2013 included serving as presidential spokesperson on economic policy, chief of staff of the National Economic Council, and G-8/G-20 director for the National Security Council. From 2013 to 2017, he served in the Office of the United States Trade Representative where he acted as Deputy United States Trade Representative, was chief operating officer of the 300 person cabinet agency, managed interagency policy development, negotiated with foreign counterparts, and advanced legislation through Congress. His prior government experience included time in the Clinton White House and as a chief of staff on Capitol Hill. In the private sector, he was most recently Senior Vice President of the D.E. Shaw Group, a global investment management and technology development firm, providing leadership on corporate strategy and business operations from 2017 to 2022. His private sector experience also includes work in healthcare equity research at SG Cowen and investment banking at Morgan Stanley. He is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University and a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations. As a Senior Fellow at M-RCBG, his research is focused on healthcare, innovation, and international economic policy. Matthew Vogel’s faculty advisor is Lawrence Summers, Frank and Denie Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard. Email:

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Archie Young

Archie Young was the UK’s Lead Climate Negotiator from 2016-2022, including in the UN, EU, G7 and G20. As Lead Negotiator for the UK’s Presidency at COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Archie led the process that resulted in all 196 countries agreeing the 'Glasgow Climate Pact' and finalising the Paris Agreement Rulebook. He has a background in both international and domestic policy for the UK government. Previous roles include Director International Climate & Energy; Deputy Director Americas & Head of South America Department in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office; Head of Delivery in the Department of Energy & Climate Change; and Deputy Director for Business, Environment and the Olympics in the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael & St George (CMG) in Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee Honours for services to tackling global climate change. He graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge University in 2003 and has worked/studied in France, Argentina and the USA. He is currently on sabbatical, accompanying his wife on her diplomatic posting with their two children. During this sabbatical he is undertaking a range of academic and advisory work, including with climate philanthropy and the Centre for Multilateral Negotiations. As an M-RCBG Senior Fellow, Archie will focus on how to strengthen implementation of commitments in the international climate regime. His faculty sponsor is Robert Stavins, the A.J. Meyer Professor of Energy and Economic Development. Email: