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Our faculty members enjoy teaching at Harvard Kennedy School because it's a place where ideas meet practice. Scholars and practitioners conduct research on public policy problems and issues—and then share those insights with students.

As you will quickly discover, the learning in our classroom reflects the reality of public policy in the world today. That's because Master in Public Policy (MPP) faculty members don’t just teach. They’re global experts who shape public policy, advise governments, and help run major institutions in the United States and abroad.

Learn more about the interests and experiences of our core MPP faculty members.

MPP Faculty Chair

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Pinar Dogan

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

Professor Marcella Alsan is helping the world prepare for the next time. Her research explores the relationship between public health and socioeconomic disparities. She teaches SUP-518, “The Economics of Infectious Disease,” which uses economic models and tools to analyze responses to infectious disease.

Faculty Focus
 

Desmond Ang talks about examining the stark lines of race and ethnicity and the importance of diversity in policymaking.

 

Justin de Benedictis-Kessner takes a hands-on approach to helping public leaders make more responsive policy.

 

Researching police reform in democratic societies, Yanilda González draws lessons for the post-George Floyd era in the U.S. and elsewhere.

 

The interconnections of global feminisms, violent and nonviolent conflict, and African politics are central for Zoe Marks.

 

Benjamin Schneer talks about his research on lobbying, redistricting, and the surprising relevance of traditional media.

MPP Core Faculty Members for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

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Marcella Alsan

Appointment
Professor of Public Policy
617-495-1923
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Desmond Ang

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
617-495-4505
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Deirdre Bloome

Appointment
Professor of Public Policy, HKS; Professor of Sociology, FAS

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Jonathan Borck

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

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Cornell William Brooks

Appointment
Hauser Professor of the Practice of Nonprofit Organizations; Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership and Social Justice
617-384-0008
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Justin de Benedictis-Kessner

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

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Pinar Dogan

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

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John Donahue

Appointment
Raymond Vernon Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
617-496-1323
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Mark Fagan

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy
617-494-8154
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Ronald Ferguson

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

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Archon Fung

Appointment
Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government
617-495-9846
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Jason Furman

Appointment
Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy
617-495-8331
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Yanilda Gonzalez

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

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Juliette Kayyem

Appointment
Belfer Senior Lecturer in International Security
617-494-7325
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Robert Lawrence

Appointment
Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment
617-495-1118
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Dan Levy

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
617-496-4281
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Jeffrey Liebman

Appointment
Director of the Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy
617-495-8518
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Brian Mandell

Appointment
Mohamed Kamal Senior Lecturer in Negotiation and Public Policy
617-495-9123
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Zoe Marks

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy

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Janina Matuszeski

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy

Emily Mower

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

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Khalil Muhammad

Appointment
Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy
617-495-1405
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Meghan O'Sullivan

Appointment
Kirkpatrick Professor of the Practice of International Affairs

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Christopher Robichaud

Appointment
Senior Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy
617-384-8120
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Eric Rosenbach

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy

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Juan Saavedra

Appointment
Visiting Lecturer in Public Policy

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Benjamin Schneer

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
617-496-0666
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Maya Sen

Appointment
Professor of Public Policy

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Mark Shepard

Appointment
Assistant Professor of Public Policy

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Afreen Siddiqi

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

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Nick Sinai

Appointment
Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy

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Teddy Svoronos

Appointment
Lecturer in Public Policy

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Stephen Walt

Appointment
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs
617-495-5712