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Lecturer in Public Policy
Assistant: Alison Kommer

Lauren Brodsky is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where she teaches degree program and executive education courses on persuasive communications, policy analysis and writing. Lauren also conducts research on policy analysis and writing through her website: policymemos.hks.harvard.edu. Lauren’s articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company. Before coming to HKS in 2014, she taught courses on communications and international relations at Northeastern University, Tufts University, SUNY Albany, and Skidmore College. Lauren is a former Theodore Sorensen Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, where she conducted archival research on public diplomacy programs during the Kennedy administration.  Lauren holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where she studied the use of U.S. international broadcasting to promote democracy abroad, and a BA in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

Executive Education Programs

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Outside Professional Activities For Lauren Brodsky

Organization Relationship
Inter-American Development Bank Consulting
Inter-American Development Bank Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation
Mozilla Corporation Consulting
Mozilla Corporation Speaking engagement, invited lecture, or presentation


Assistant: Alison Kommer

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