Morgan Brown was named Executive Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School (IOP) in August of 2023. The IOP was established in 1966 as a memorial to President Kennedy. The IOP’s mission is to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The Institute strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs.
Prior to the IOP, Morgan was Deputy Director of the Resilience Center at the Atlantic Council. He had previously served Harvard University as its Senior International Program Consultant, working to expand the global teaching and research mission of the University in over 150 countries. Over his many years of international work, he helped to lead global humanitarian responses for Oxfam America. His background also includes non-profit and private consulting, business development, political campaign work, and he is a former professional athlete, executive, and coach.
Morgan holds a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Harvard College and a master's degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was named a Lucius Littauer Fellow and is a former non-resident fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. At Harvard College, he was captain of the baseball team and a recipient of both the Michael Rockefeller Fellowship and Francis Burr Scholarship.