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Hannah Riley Bowles

Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Hannah Riley Bowles is a Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School and the instructor for Negotiation and Leadership’s course: Women and Career Negotiations. She conducts research on gender in negotiation and the attainment of leadership positions. Hannah has conducted case research on leadership in crisis and the management of complex multi-party conflicts. Her research appears in academic publications, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Psychological Science, and Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Bowles teaches leadership and negotiation in numerous executive programs. She is the faculty director of Women & Power, the Kennedy School’s executive program for women leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. She won the Kennedy School’s 2003 Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Earlier in her career, Hannah was a research associate at the Conflict Management Group and Harvard Business School. She was a technical advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources, Energy & Mines of Costa Rica and has been a fellow at the Argentinean National Institute of Public Administration, the West German Parliament, and Oxford University’s Forestry Institute. She has a DBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPP from the Kennedy School, and a BA from Smith College.