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Date and Location

March 27, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


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Please register for this virtual event: https://harvard.zoom.us/meeting/register/vpcldOyqrjgu59PNi0pD-VlmbgakZnRe1g

Join the Building State Capability program at CID for a virtual discussion on leading through crisis. On Friday, March 27th at 9am EST via Zoom, BSC Director Prof. Matt Andrews will answer all of your questions on leadership during difficult times. Submit your question for Matt at

Governments are most important in times of public crisis, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals—no matter how talented or self-reliant—look to their governments for help, to empower or deploy the powers and potentialities of the collective. But many people tasked with leading public organizations in times of crises struggle to know if and how to rise to the occasion. This is a particular challenge in governments that have low capability or are trying to build capability: leaders in such situations can easily feel like captains on small boats facing high winds and big waves.

BSC's new Public Leadership Through Crisis blog series offers ideas for leaders questioning how they can help and what kind of leadership is required in crises. Each blog offers a few ideas as well as questions for reflection, thus creating a space for learning and contextual reflection.

Speakers and Presenters

​Professor Matt Andrews, Director of the Building State Capability program at CID.