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Hannah Riley Bowles

Hannah Riley Bowles

Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management
Co-Director, Women and Public Policy Program
Co-Director, Center for Public Leadership

Hannah Riley Bowles is the Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). Hannah chairs the HKS Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences (MLD) Area and co-directs the HKS Center for Public Leadership and HKS Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP). She is a leading expert on gender in negotiation.... Read more about Hannah Riley Bowles

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Iris Bohnet

Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government
Co-Director, Women and Public Policy Program

A behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psychology to improve decision-making in organizations and society, often with a gender or cross-cultural perspective. Her most recent research examines behavioral design to de-bias how we live, learn and work.... Read more about Iris Bohnet

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Diversity helps nonprofits accomplish more when staff from different backgrounds can connect

Diversity helps nonprofits accomplish more when staff from different backgrounds can connect

December 7, 2021

Using metrics pioneered by Harvard Business Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Brad Fulton finds that increasing staff diversity does not automatically make a nonprofit more effective. But such organizations can benefit from that change if they can help their employees learn how to acknowledge and talk about their social differences. 

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Q&A: Zoe Marks and Charli Carpenter

Q&A: Zoe Marks and Charli Carpenter

December 10, 2021

Zoe Marks, Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, and Charli Carpenter, International Security Program Fellow and Professor in the Political Science Department at University of Massachusetts-Amherst,  share their thoughts on how the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the war in general, has impacted Afghan women, and what the women themselves and others can do to improve their situation. 

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Battered by crises, working women in developing countries demand inclusion

Battered by crises, working women in developing countries demand inclusion

November 26, 2021

The informal sector was historically a Western concept referring to low-income activities among unskilled migrants and colonized natives. In today's globalized world, the term encompasses the vast majority of the working population at the base of the economic pyramid, according to Martha Chen, co-founder of the global network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) and a lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

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Is This What Climate Activists Need to Save the Planet?

Is This What Climate Activists Need to Save the Planet?

November 27, 2021

One important issue confronting today’s climatic change campaign is determining what crucial mass is necessary to force governments to take their objectives more seriously. Numerous environmental activists have campaigned with a specific percentage in mind: 3.5%. This is based on the findings of political scientist Erica Chenoweth, who discovered that peaceful organizations require the active engagement of at least 3.5% of a community to accomplish significant political transformation.

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How Afghanistan Was Really Lost

How Afghanistan Was Really Lost

November 9, 2021

The West’s failure in Afghanistan may well have resulted from not spending enough money in the right places. A different balance between US military expenditure and economic aid might have convinced ordinary Afghans that they had a significant stake in the success of the state that the US and its allies were striving to build.

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