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Lecturer in Public Policy
Assistant: Claire Byrne

John Haigh is Co-Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He teaches a seminar on business and government interactions to second year Master in Public Policy students (BGP-150Y); a seminar on business and public policy for students in the second year of the Kennedy School and Harvard Business School joint degree program (HBS 5222); and a module on corporate citizenship and public policy (BGP-231M). He focuses on teaching general management skills along with addressing issues of competition, technology, innovation and regulation.  From 2005 through 2017 he served as the Executive Dean of the Kennedy School, engaging in strategic decisions and overseeing the operating and financial activities of the school. 


From 1996 through 2005 he was an officer at AT&T and subsequently AT&T Wireless, where he held a variety of strategy and leadership positions. At AT&T he initially focused on strategy and business development issues and was later promoted to President of AT&Ts International Ventures. He then was Senior Vice President of AT&T Wireless's emerging initiatives efforts developing new wireless services.  Prior to joining AT&T he was at Mercer Management Consulting for 13 years, where he was a partner.  His work focused on strategy issues in multiple industries including telecommunications, transportation, energy, and the environment.   Haigh holds a BA from Grinnell College, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and the President’s Medalist, and an MPP from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Executive Education Programs


Assistant: Claire Byrne


Business & Regulation
Science, Technology & Data
Decision Making & Negotiation

Mailing Address

Harvard Kennedy School
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138