Leadership Through Mentorship

Students connect with prominent leaders through the School's Leadership Through Mentorship Program, which brings some of the world’s brightest leaders to campus for multiday visits. The School also hosts public lectures and student-only talks with accomplished alumni, authors, and other distinguished policymakers.

Fall 2019

Joel Benenson
Leading Democratic Pollster (President Obama’s 2012 and 2008 campaigns); Founder and CEO, Benenson Strategy Group

Fatima Goss Graves
President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center

General Roméo Dallaire
Former Force Commander, United Nations Assistance Mission in Rwanda  

Jennifer Rubin
Conservative Opinion Writer, The Washington Post

Carmen Rojas
Incoming President and CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation; Founder, The Workers Lab 

Cami Anderson
Founder and Managing Partner, ThirdWay Solutions; Former Superintendent, Newark Public Schools 

Andrew Gillum
Chair, Forward Florida Action; 2018 Democratic Nominee for Governor of Florida; Former Mayor of Tallahassee

Staffan de Mistura
Former U.N. Special Envoy for Syria

Spring 2020

Robert Doar ’83
President, American Enterprise Institute 

Chris Lu ’88
Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor (2014-2017); Former Assistant to the President and White House Cabinet Secretary (2009-2013)

H.R. McMaster
Former National Security Advisor (2017-2018)

Sarah Kliff
Health Care Investigative Reporter, The New York Times