Merrill Series 2009

Politics Into Policy: What Do Campaigns Have to Do With Governing?

Monday, April 6


David Kravitz '82, Co-founder of Blue Mass Group, Massachusetts' most widely-read political blog.


Noah Berger '85, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center (MBPC); Prior to joining the MBPC, Noah served as Counsel and Policy Director for the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Ways and Means from 1993 to 1996 and as Policy Director for Senate President Tom Birmingham from 1996 to 2002.

Jen Bluestein Lamb '90, Vice President, Political Leadership Initiative, Teach for America. Over the last 10 years, Jen has worked on electoral and issue advocacy campaigns in more than 17 states.

Brian Burke '78, Senior Director, State Government Affairs, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corp. Burke was a policy director for John Kerry's presidential campaign, and has served in several senior government positions including as Senior Policy Analyst on the White House Domestic Policy Council in the Clinton administration.

Polly Trottenberg '82, Executive Director, Building America's Future. She is the former Deputy Chief of Staff/Legislative Director to Senator Barbara Boxer and Legislative Director to Senator Charles Schumer.