Teaching Team [Current and Former]
ALI’s teaching network comprises faculty and teaching fellows from Harvard and Stanford University; individuals with backgrounds in politics, public service, diplomacy, academia, consulting, and finance, among others. Along with the frameworks and concepts learned at Harvard and Stanford, the teaching fellows also bring to the classroom a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives.
Samuel Hungsoo Kim is the Co-founder and President of the Center for Asia Leadership. He currently leads the teaching team for the Asia Leadership Institute, where he teaches on the practice of negotiation, persuasion, perspective leadership, and innovation for adaptive change, and develops contents and programs that help build capacities among emerging young leaders to address and solve the challenges in Asia today. Prior to establishing the Center in Boston and subsequently a regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur in 2014 and 2015 respectively, Samuel worked for 12 years in varying sectors from strategy consulting and social entrepreneurship to international development, politics and government. He currently sits as board in three non-profit organizations, holds a position at the Asia Center in Harvard University as a Research Scholar, and is also, Visiting Scholar at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Professor Dean Williams is Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School. He is also faculty director of the Global Change Agent executive education program, and author of Real Leadership: Helping People and Organizations Face Their Toughest Challenges, and Leadership for a Fractured World: How to Cross Boundaries, Build Bridges, and Lead Change.
Professor Kenneth Winston is a retired Lecturer in Ethics at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School. He taught practical and professional ethics at HKS from 1986 to 2015 and served as faculty chair of the HKS Singapore Program from 2008 to 2015. His most recent book is Ethics in Public Life: Good Practitioners in a Rising Asia (2015).
Professor Mathias Risse is a Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He works mostly in social and political philosophy and in ethics. In 2012, he published two books on questions of global justice, On Global Justice and Global Political Philosophy.
Panche Kralev, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors of Macedonian Telekom (Deutsche Telekom Group). He is a former Minister of Education and Science, and Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Macedonia. During his career he has also worked in investment banking as part of Raiffeisen Investment and the SEAF equity fund.
Adam Malaty-Uhr is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he studied adult psychological and leadership development with a focus on deeper learning. He has taught history and psychology in Chicago Public Schools, and leadership development at Loyola and Depaul Universities. He has worked as an instructional designer working to develop educational platforms to drive leadership development for the US Federal Government.
Martin Attiq is a Sloan Fellow of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Master of Science Program with significant and diverse experiences in entrepreneurship, leadership, large-scale transactions, portfolio management, financial technology, and business development. Prior to Stanford, Martin worked as a Director of Blackrock where he specialized in advising financial institutions, central banks, market intermediaries and financial market regulators.
Rajen Patel, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Stanford Graduate School of Business, is co-inventor and founding team member of Embrace, a social enterprise that has developed an extremely-affordable infant incubator that has saved the lives of over 200,000 babies across 12 developing countries. In addition to coaching at Stanford’s d.school, he has also led dozens of workshops on design thinking for over 1,000 students across the US, India, China, Malaysia, South Korea, and Turkey.
Rachel Roberts is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the Founder & Director of New England Conservatory’s Entrepreneurial Musicianship department, a major new initiative that equips young musicians with extra-musical skills in support of their artistic careers. Over the past six years, Rachel has launched experiential programs and curricula, including a signature grant initiative, courses on arts entrepreneurship, fellowships, and creative performance projects.
Daria Istrate is a graduate of the Harvard Business School, having spent four years working in strategy consulting with the German company Roland Berger, where she was exposed to a wide range of projects in pharmaceuticals/ healthcare, energy, transportation and consumer goods across Europe. In parallel, Daria co-ran the League of Romanian Students Abroad (LRSA), a 7,000-member organization aimed at creating a worldwide network of students and developing incentives for their return home.
Faton Limani, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, has worked for over 14 years in government contracting, education, and the non- profit sector in the national and international arena. During this time, he also got involved in the local politics arena. As the Head Teaching Assistant for Professor Ronald Heifetz, Professor Hugh O’Doherty and Professor Tim O’Brien at the Harvard Kennedy School, he has coached over 100 students in their personal leadership cases and challenges and managing teaching teams in supporting more than 250 students
Lisa Lee is a graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Education with a Master’s in International Education Policy. She came to Harvard after teaching and consulting in Kazakhstan for nearly three years, where she started an initiative for university students to engage in critical issues in their immediate contexts. Prior to teaching, Lisa worked at Wall Street as a global investment analyst and equity trader.
John Lim is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Center for Asia Leadership Initiatives in Boston. A graduate of the Graduate School of International Studies at Yonsei University and the Tufts’ Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, he has worked in diverse organizations including the Embassy of Canada in the Republic of Korea, the International Crisis Group, as well as various sectors such as English education and social entrepreneurship. His current work engages him in researching and applying various leadership, education, and entrepreneurial models and framework within the Asian context.