About This Show
Harvard Kennedy School’s weekly podcast delivers experienced leadership insights, cutting edge public policy research, and global perspectives on international affairs through interviews with both HKS scholars and leaders in government, politics, journalism, and science. Hosted by Matt Cadwallader.
Most Recent Episode
Ban Ki-moon on Global Leadership
4 days ago
For the last few months, former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been working with students and faculty at HKS on the deeply complex problems he grappled with during his decade-long tenure as the world's top diplomat. In this episode, Ban discusses the experiences that drove him to pursue public service as a young man - including a high school encounter with John F. Kennedy; the skillset that sets effective world leaders apart; the oft-overlooked connection between climate change and an increase in violent conflict; his reaction to the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement; and his advice for young people who are eager to make the world better and more prosperous. Ban is currently at HKS as an Angelopolous Global Public Leaders Fellow.