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David C. King
Senior Lecturer in Public Policy

David C. King is senior lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and faculty chair of the Master in Public Administration programs. Professor King chairs Harvard’s Bi-Partisan Program for Newly Elected Members of the US Congress, and he directs the Executive Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. King’s work is highlighted in Bill Smoot’s 2010 book, Conversations with Great Teachers. His courses have focused on legislatures, political parties, and interest groups. After the 2000 presidential elections, King directed the task force on election administration for the National Commission on Election Reform, chaired by former presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. That effort culminated in landmark voting rights legislation signed by President Bush in 2002. He later oversaw an evaluation and new management structure for the Boston Election Department, and he served on the advisory board of AmericansElect.org. VIEW FULL BIO