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HKS Community welcomes new faculty

Over the past few months, the Kennedy School happily announced the arrival of seven new faculty members for the spring semester. Here’s a quick overview of these new professors and lecturers including their background, their new position at HKS and their area of interest.

Alexis Diamond, Adjunct Faculty

Diamond is returning to HKS as adjunct faculty after his own time here as a student. Following a period of time evaluating job training activities in former East Germany for the German Ministry of Labor, Diamond took a position at the International Finance Corporation, the institution of the World Bank that is focused on private sector development. Drawing on his knowledge of program evaluation in international development, Diamond will be teaching API-208, which is focused on program evaluation.

Henrik Enderlein, Pierre Keller Visiting Professor

Enderlein is taking a semester away from his professorship in political economy and economics at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. This spring, he teaching a course called The Euro-Crisis: Causes and Consequences that will focus on the current issues surrounding the Euro, economic crisis and sovereign debt that the European Union is facing.

Ellis Goldberg, Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar

As the School’s first Kuwait Foundation Visiting Scholar, Goldberg returns to Harvard this spring 46 years after his graduation from the College in 1967. His many years of work and study in Egypt concentrated on issues of citizenship and community, which he will explore in his course DPI-443 on the Arab Spring. He comes to Harvard after having spent the fall as a Guggenheim Fellow at Princeton University.

Michael Ignatieff, Professor of Practice

Ignatieff took a leave of absence seven years ago from the HKS faculty to serve as a Member of Parliament and the Liberal Party leader in his native Canada. He will be sharing his time with a professorship at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs. His courses, one called Responsibility and Representation and the other Sovereignty and Intervention, will be solidly based on his practical experience and the gritty aspects of public office. His experience of these realities is also the foundation of a book he is writing.

Alan Khazei, Adjunct Lecturer

An expert in social entrepreneurship through a long, storied career, Khazei is a co-founder of City Year, a national youth service corps that helped inspire AmeriCorps. He currently serves as chief executive officer (CEO) of Be the Change, Inc., an organization he founded, which is designed to build a bridge between non-profits to work toward legislation on issues like poverty and education. His seminar, Social Entrepreneurship, Policy and Systems Change: How to Drive Real Impact on Social Problems, will be a platform to discuss insights he cultivated as a direct result of his work.

Quinton Mayne, Assistant Professor

Mayne joins the HKS faculty after having earned his Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University. His award-winning thesis titled “The Satisfied Citizen: Participation, Influence, and Public Perceptions of Democratic Performance” helped develop his interest in the study of how different high-income democracies address the promotion of public welfare on the local level. This term, he will conduct a course called “Rethinking Design Policy”, which will be followed by a course on comparative urban politics that he hopes to teach in the coming fall.

Steven Strauss, Adjunct Lecturer

Having worked on management and reform projects in both the public and private sectors in disparate areas spanning the globe, Strauss comes to Harvard directly from running economic development strategy for the City of New York. He frequently writes for publications like BusinessInsider, EconoMonitor, The Huffington Post, and Project-Syndicate, and he will bring similar expertise to MLD-110B, Strategic Management for Public Purposes, a course which he plans to focus largely on the discussion of case studies.

Reprinted courtesy the HKS Admissions Blog.

For a full Q&A conducted with each faculty member, visit the HKS Admissions Blog at