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Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative at 5: A 'lifeline' for mayors

Bloomberg Cities Network
September 29, 2021
In the Press

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative at 5: A 'lifeline' for mayors

Bloomberg Cities Network
September 29, 2021

The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative has, since its inception in 2017, helped equip 158 mayors with critical leadership and management tools to help them do their jobs better.

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Alumni Apply Skills Honed as Students in Vital Roles Around the School

Nora Delaney
September 15, 2021
In the Press

Alumni Apply Skills Honed as Students in Vital Roles Around the School

Nora Delaney
September 15, 2021

Bulbul Kaul, the Initiative's Senior Program Director for City Support and Student Engagement, was featured in HKS Magazine for her work helping city leaders build stronger capabilities in their City Halls.

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Investing in City Leadership

By Harvard Kennedy School
September 13, 2021
In the Press

Investing in City Leadership

By Harvard Kennedy School
September 13, 2021

From housing to health care to education, cities confront problems that only effective leadership can solve. The need for innovative leadership became even more urgent during the pandemic...

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In The Press

Two Mayors Talk Pandemic, Civic Unrest, and the Value of a Network of Peers

By Christopher M. Hennessy
March 2, 2021
In The Press

Two Mayors Talk Pandemic, Civic Unrest, and the Value of a Network of Peers

By Christopher M. Hennessy
March 2, 2021

In the past year, the spotlight has been trained on the nation’s mayors. American towns and cities faced unprecedented challenges brought by the medical, financial, and educational fallout of the COVID-19...

A view of the campus of Harvard University on July 8, 2020, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.A view of the campus of Harvard University on July 8, 2020, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
In the Press

Bloomberg to Give Harvard $150 Million for Program for Mayors

By Douglas Belkin
March 2, 2021
In the Press

Bloomberg to Give Harvard $150 Million for Program for Mayors

By Douglas Belkin
March 2, 2021

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving $150 million to Harvard University for a program designed to help mayors around the world more successfully lead their cities by training them...

The city of Charleston, South Carolina, removed a statue honoring John C. CalhounThe city of Charleston, South Carolina, removed a statue honoring John C. Calhoun
From the Initiative

Helping Mayors Reckon with Troubling Legacies

By Harvard Kennedy School
December 10, 2020
From the Initiative

Helping Mayors Reckon with Troubling Legacies

By Harvard Kennedy School
December 10, 2020

Cities across the United States, particularly in the South, are struggling with the legacies of their Confederate past, including monuments that have sparked renewed protest and calls for removal in recent...

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From the Initiative

How to Achieve Social Change Through Governments

By Harvard Kennedy School
November 18, 2020
From the Initiative

How to Achieve Social Change Through Governments

By Harvard Kennedy School
November 18, 2020

In the second Dean’s Discussion of the fall, HKS faculty shared insights about successes—and failures—from their own experiences to examine what role the government can play in achieving social change...