Lauren Brodsky is the Senior Director of the HKS Communications Program and a Lecturer in Public Policy. She teaches courses on policy writing and persuasive communications, and is the Faculty Chair of the executive education program, “Persuasive Communication: Narrative, Evidence, Impact.”
Lauren’s writing has appeared in Harvard Business Review and Fast Company, and she is a co-author of Because Data Can’t Speak for Itself, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023. She also publishes the website Policy Memo Resource (www.policymemos.hks.harvard.edu) at HKS.
Lauren lectures widely on policy communications and the use of evidence in writing for governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.
Before coming to HKS, Lauren taught courses on communications and international relations at Northeastern University, Tufts University, SUNY Albany, and Skidmore College. She 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 B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University.
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