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Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy
Assistant: Beth Tremblay

Jon Haber is an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

An expert at helping businesses, organizations and political candidates manage their reputations and respond to changing media, marketplace and political environments, Haber has worked with some of the nation’s most recognized brands and individuals.

At HKS, Haber teaches Crisis Communications (DPI-896M).  Previously, he taught public affairs communications at Georgetown University.  He often lectures on personal branding and job hunting. 

Haber is also the president of Cascade Strategy, Inc., a strategic communications consultancy he founded in Washington, DC.  He works with a variety of companies, nonprofits, government entities, elected officials and political operations on strategic storytelling, crisis communications and organizational management.

Haber is a veteran of five U.S. presidential campaigns.  He also served in the United States Senate for Senators Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Edward Kennedy (D-MA).  During the Clinton Administration, Haber was special counsel to the president at the Overseas Private Investment Corp.  

Previously Haber was CEO of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), one of the nation’s most powerful professional associations.  There, he grew the organization, reframed the debate about civil justice issues and led the rebranding and change of the organization’s name.

Before joining AAJ, Haber was a senior partner at FleishmanHillard, then the world’s largest public relations, public affairs and marketing company.  At Fleishman, Haber developed and managed a highly successful public affairs and corporate communications consulting practice for technology companies, non-profits and foundations.

An attorney, Haber practiced law in San Francisco.

A native of Los Angeles, Haber holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

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