September 1, 2022
MANILA, Philippines – The Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at the Harvard Kennedy School has selected former Vice President Leni Robredo to become a Hauser Leader, where she will have a series of engagements with students and other members of the Harvard community.
Robredo made the announcement on Thursday through a Facebook post, expressing her gratitude for the invitation.
“A huge honor to be invited to Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as one of its Hauser Leaders for the Fall 2022 semester,” said Robredo.
According to the CPL’s website, Robredo will be joined by leaders like former U.S. representative Jane Harman and Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
“At a time when many challenges stem from leadership shortcomings, these Hauser Leaders bring to campus living examples of principled and effective public leadership,” said CPL co-director Deval Patrick in a statement.
During their time there, Robredo and other Hauser leaders will lead public events, give lectures and engage with students directly.
“I’m both thrilled and humbled [to] be given this space to share my advocacies and experiences, alongside this roster of distinguished leaders from various fields and sectors,” said Robredo.
Last Saturday, Robredo was also conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics by the Ateneo de Manila University.