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Annmarie Talacci Basler

Annmarie Basler is the Finance Manager for the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.
e: annmarie_basler@hks.harvard.edu
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Ashley Brown
branscombAshley Brown is executive director of the Harvard Electricity Policy Group at CBG. He is also an instructor in Harvard's Executive program on "Infrastructure in a Market Economy." An attorney admitted to practice in Ohio, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia, Brown served as an arbitrator in matters relating to the evolution of competition in infrastructure industries. Currently, he is affiliated with the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene and MacRae in Boston. Before joining HEPG, Ashley Brown was appointed by Governor Richard F. Celeste to serve as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio from 1983 through 1993. Prior to his appointment to the Commission, Brown was coordinator and counsel of the Montgomery County, Ohio, Fair Housing Center; managing attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Dayton, Inc; and legal advisor of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission in Dayton. He holds a master's degree from University of Cincinnati and a JD from University of Dayton School of Law. He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on regulatory matters and the author of numerous articles and papers. He has two daughters.
e: ashley_brown@ksg.harvard.edu
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Trudi Bostian

Trudi is a staff assistant with the Harvard Electricity Policy Group.
e: trudi_bostian@ksg.harvard.edu
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Charan Devereaux
Charan is a Senior Research Fellow and Director of Case Research at the Trade and Negotiations Program where she writes on international trade, agriculture, and energy policy. Charan is co-author of two books, Case Studies in US Trade Negotiation: Making the Rules and Case Studies in US Trade Negotiation: Resolving Disputes with Robert Z. Lawrence and Michael Watkins. She recently co-authored a report on biofuels and sustainable development with Henry Lee and William C. Clark. Currently, she is writing about US ethanol policy. Charan also consults with TechnoServe's East Africa Coffee Initiative in Rwanda and led a Point of Light Award-winning social enterprise project focused on domestic violence.
Bryan Galcik
Bryan Galcik is the Program Assistant for the Harvard Environmental Economics Program (HEEP) and the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements (HPCA).
e: bryan_galcik@harvard.edu
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Jamie Georgia
Jamie Georgia joined CBG in 2006 as a Faculty Assistant to Roger Porter, Brigitte Madrian and Matthew Baum. Jamie attended Boston University, where he graduated with a BA in English. Prior to joining CBG, he worked for three years as an office coordinator in the Office of Technology Development at Harvard Medical School, as well as two years as a project coordinator at the Harvard Clinical Research Institute.
e: jamie_georgia@hks.harvard.edu
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Minoo Ghoreishi
Minoo Ghoreishi is the Executive Assistant to John Ruggie, and Program Coordinator for Business and Human Rights at Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. Born in Iran, Minoo moved to the United States in 1982. Prior to working at the Kennedy School in 1999, Minoo worked in education and the arts.
e: minoo_ghoreishi@ksg.harvard.edu
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Victoria Groves
Victoria Groves is the events and communications manager for the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government. Prior to joining M-RCBG, Victoria held positions as a newspaper reporter, editor and conference producer, and also worked as a public policy fellow for Prince George’s County Government in Maryland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in public administration, both from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
e: victoria_groves@hks.harvard.edu
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Scott Leland
keatingScott Leland is the Executive Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government, supporting the Center's research programs, general administration, strategic planning, and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining M-RCBG, he was the Administrative Director of the Center for International Development at Harvard from 1998 to 2004 and manager of a workforce development project at the Education Development Center from 1996-1998, with programs in Peru, Namibia, and India. From 1992 to 1995, he worked as a Project Assistant with the Harvard Institute for International Development in Singapore where he taught courses in economics and policy analysis at the National University of Singapore. He has also worked as a Research Fellow with the Enivornmental Protection Agency in Seattle, a Program Coordinator for Vision Health International in Costa Rica, and Regional Director for South America and the Caribbean with Amigos de las Americas based in Houston, traveling extensively through Latin America. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School.
e: scott_leland@ksg.harvard.edu
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Louisa Lund
Louisa Lund is the Program Director for the Consortium for Energy Policy Research. Previously, she held positions with the Los Angeles city government, as an analyst for the City Council and as deputy to the City Controller. In Los Angeles, she focused on issues related to the city's Department of Water and Power, public safety, and government efficiency. Louisa spent her undergraduate and graduate school years at Harvard. She holds a doctorate in Political Science.
e: louisa_lund@ksg.harvard.edu
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Jo-Ann Mahoney
Jo-Ann Mahoney is the Program Director for the Harvard Electricity Policy Group, having been with HEPG since its foundation by Bill Hogan and Ashley Brown. She also oversees the Joseph Crump Fellowship and works with the Environment and Natural Resources Program at BCSIA on projects at the intersection of energy and the environment.  At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (where she is known as Jo-Ann Graziano), she serves as a  Lecturer in the program on Writing Across the Curriculum and teaches film.  Jo-Ann Graziano’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Charles River Review, Harvard Review, Glimmer Train Stories, and ForeWord Magazine.  She has a Master’s degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Harvard University.
e: jo-ann_mahoney@ksg.harvard.edu
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Claire McCarthy
Claire McCarthy is the Executive Assistant to John Haigh. Prior to coming to HKS, she held several administrative support positions, and has also worked as a church music director and preschool teacher. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music and a master’s degree in musicology, both from Tufts University.
e: claire_mccarthy@hks.harvard.edu
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Jennifer Nash
Jennifer Nash headshotJennifer Nash is Associate Director of M-RCBG and executive director of the Regulatory Policy Program. She returned to M-RCBG in 2011 after studying the regulation of nanotechnologies at Northeastern University and serving as Director of Policy and Programs at the Product Stewardship Institute. From 2001 to 2008 she was Director of M-RCBG’s Regulatory Policy Program, and from 2006-2008 she was Executive Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. She co-edited (with Cary Coglianese) two books on environmental policy innovation, Leveraging the Private Sector (2006) and Regulating from the Inside (2001) and has published in journals such as Administrative Law Review; Annual Review of Energy and the Environment; Business, Strategy, and the Environment; California Management Review; Ecology Law Quarterly; Environment; Environmental Law Reporter; Environmental Science and Technology; Issues in Science and Technology; and Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.  She is a member of the American Chemistry Council’s advisory panel on Responsible Care and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology.
e: jennifer_nash@ksg.harvard.edu
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Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson is a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. She serves as a Director at the Prince of Wales International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and is a non-resident Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution. During 2001 she worked in the office of the UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, preparing a report for the United Nations General Assembly on cooperation between the UN and the private sector, which supported the first UN resolution on such cooperation. Prior to joining the IBLF, Jane was a Vice President at Citibank and responsible for marketing for the bank's Worldwide Securities Services business and Financial Institutions Group in Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. She has worked for the Business Council for Sustainable Development in Africa preparing a report for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, and for FUNDES (Fundación para desarrollo sostenible) in Latin America undertaking research on small enterprise development. Jane has authored four books and over 50 fifty reports, papers, book chapters and articles on public-private partnerships and the changing role of business in society, especially in emerging markets, and co-authored four of the World Economic Forum's Global Corporate Citizenship reports. She serves on the advisory councils or boards of the World Environment Center, the ImagineNations Group, the Initiative for Global Development, the International Council of Toy Industries CARE process, the 21st Century Trust, the U.K. Environment Foundation, Instituto Ethos in Brazil, the International Council of Mining and Metals Resource Endowment Initiative, and on the faculty for Cambridge University’s ‘Business and Poverty’ leadership program. She has a BSc. Agricultural Economics from the University of Natal, South Africa, and an MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics, from Oxford University, and has been a Rhodes Scholar, a Rotary International student, a fellow of the 21st Century Trust, an Aspen Institute scholar, and recipient of the Keystone Center's 2005 ‘Leadership in Education’ Award.
e: jane_nelson@ksg.harvard.edu
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Marli Porth
Marli Porth is Program Director of the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Prior to her role at CSRI, Marli served as Administrative Director in the office of HKS Dean David T. Ellwood. Before coming to the Kennedy School in 2009, Marli was the Deputy to the Chief Operating Officer at the Peabody Essex Museum. She has also worked in management consulting in the public service practice of BearingPoint LLC, in technology research and consulting at Forrester Research, and for several Members of Congress. Marli has a BA magna cum laude in History from Emory University and an MPP from the Georgetown Public Policy Institute.

e: marli_porth@harvard.edu
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Caroline Rees
Caroline Rees is the Director of the Governance and Accountability Program with the Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative. Her main area of focus is on corporate accountability and human rights and in particular the development of grievance and dispute management mechanisms to address the conflicts arising between companies and groups they impact in society. She is currently on leave from the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which she joined in 1992. While with the Foreign Office in London she worked variously on Iran, UN Security Council business and the East Timor crisis, and headed the London coordination team for the negotiations to enlarge the EU to central Europe.  She was posted to Slovakia following the split of Czechoslovakia, where she ran the UK’s transition aid program from 1994-1997.  From 2003 to 2006 she was posted at the UK’s Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, where she led the UK’s human rights negotiating team.  During that time she chaired the UN negotiations that led to the creation of the mandate of the UN SRSG on business and human rights, to which Professor Ruggie was subsequently appointed.   Caroline is a Trustee of the Institute for Human Rights and Business and Board Member of RESOLVE. She has a BA Hons from Oxford University and an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, Tufts University.
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Paul Sherman
Paul Sherman is Program Coordinator for the Consortium for Energy Policy Research at Harvard and Executive Assistant to Professor William W. Hogan. Before coming to the Kennedy School, he was an arts journalist and wrote the 2008 book Big Screen Boston: From Mystery Street to The Departed and Beyond. He holds a B.A. in English and History from the University of Massachusetts Boston and a Graduate Certificate in Publishing and Communications from Harvard Extension School.
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Robert Stowe

Robert C. Stowe is Executive Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and Manager of the Harvard Project on International Climate Agreements, both University-wide programs based in the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government. From December 2003 throughJune 2009, he was Associate Director of the Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program and the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group, in the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Rob has worked in non-profit, academic, and business organizations, including as Vice President of Programs of the Citizens Network for Foreign Affairs, which provides assistance in agriculture and agribusiness to developing countries, and Human Factors International, one of the world’s leading firms in the field of software and Web usability. He has consulted to the World Bank and other organizations on agricultural management projects in Uganda, Russia, and Ukraine. Rob holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an A.B. in physics from Harvard College.
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