Lauren Brodsky

Lecturer in Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School
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Lauren Brodsky


Lauren Brodsky is Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Lauren has taught courses on writing and policy analysis, along with international relations, at Northeastern University, Tufts University, SUNY Albany and Skidmore College.  She is a former Theodore Sorensen Research Fellow at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, where she conducted archival research on public diplomacy programs during the Kennedy administration. Lauren has worked at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs, with a focus on the Near East/South Asia region, and as a manager of the Diplomatic Training Programs of the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School.


Fall 1

  • DPI-820M-A Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers

Fall 2

  • DPI-820M-B Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers
  • DPI-825M Policy Presentations for Decision Makers

Spring 1

  • DPI-821M Long-Form Policy Writing for Decision Makers

Spring 2

  • DPI-840M Analytical Writing for Policy Journals
  • DPI-820M-C Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers

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