Former VP Leni Selected as Hauser Leader at Harvard

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MANILA, Philippines — The Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School has selected the former Vice President and founder of Angat Buhay, Atty. Leni Robredo to be one of the five Hauser Leaders for the Fall 2022 semester. 

Robredo is honored to learn that she will join the Hauser Leaders program. In this role, she would have the opportunity to discuss her advocacy work with students, professors, and alums of Harvard University. 

“A huge honor to be invited at Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as one of its Hauser Leaders for the Fall 2022 semester,” Robredo said on her social media post.

“As Hauser Leaders, we will engage with students, faculty, alumni, and the wider Harvard community during our stint on campus. I’m both thrilled and humbled be given this space to share my advocacies and experiences, alongside this roster of distinguished leaders from various fields and sectors. What a blessing it is to be returning to Cambridge for this opportunity.”


According to a statement released by the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, the appointment of five Hauser Leaders for the Fall 2022 semester, the Hauser Leaders Program brings distinguished leadership practitioners from across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors to CPL to engage with students, faculty, and the broader Harvard community on program’s eighth-anniversary celebration.

“At a time when many challenges stem from leadership shortcomings, these Hauser Leaders bring to campus living examples of principled and effective public leadership,” Deval Patrick, co-director for the Center for Public Leadership and professor of the practice of public leadership, said.

“Though from different experiences, these leaders share values, values applied in practical ways, that they can now share with the Kennedy School community,” he added.

Throughout the semester, the Hauser leaders meet individually with students, give guest lectures, and lead public events on campus.

“The Hauser Leaders Program is core to CPL’s mission,” said Hannah Riley Bowles, co-director for the Center for Public Leadership, and Roy E. Larsen, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management, in a joint statement.

“Our students and faculty are grateful for the opportunity to learn from these distinguished leaders in elected office, grassroots organizations, the media, and public advocacy,” they added. 

Robredo was chosen along with former US congresswoman Jane Harman, The Washington Post foreign affairs columnist David Ignatius, United Negro College Fund president and CEO Michael Lomax, and Dov Seidman, founder and chairman of the ethics and compliance management firm LRN.

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