Strengthening Communities to Meet the Needs of All Americans: A Conversation with Former HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan

Location: Harvard Kennedy School, Taubman Building, Allison Dining Room

Speaker(s): Shaun Donovan

Join us for an informal conversation with Shaun Donovan, a dedicated public servant who has spent his career in government, private, and non-profit sectors fighting for underrepresented people and communities. Donovan served in President Obama’s cabinet for his full eight years in office, first as Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and later as Director of the US Office of Management and Budget. Donovan is now a Senior Fellow at the Ford Foundation where he works with the Biden administration and partners across the country to build capacity and provide technical assistance so that the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act reaches its transformative potential, especially in historically disadvantaged communities. In addition, Donovan is a Senior Fellow at the World Resources Institute, where he works with international humanitarian organizations to incorporate climate resilience into their work. Donovan received a Master of Public Administration degree from HKS and a Master of Architecture degree from GSD. 

Open to Harvard students only, no registration required, refreshments will be served.

Co-Sponsor(s): Taubman Center for State and Local Government, HKS City + Local PIC

Shaun Donovan