Leonard Kopelman, JD

Lecturer in Extension, Harvard University
Dr. Leonard Kopelman is a lecturer in Extension at Harvard University. He graduated cum laude from Harvard College and received his JD from Harvard Law School. Besides teaching at Extension, he has taught at Harvard College, Harvard Business School, and Harvard Law School. He won the Petra T. Shattuck Excellence in Teaching Award in 1989 and the JoAnne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in 1992. He is the former president of the State Chamber of Commerce and the current Consul General of Finland and Director General of the International Consular Corps. He consults for both public and private companies, nonprofits such as colleges and governments, and has appeared on CNN. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the United Nations Association of Greater Boston. He served as an NGO Representative to the UN. He lectures extensively abroad in the area of management and is a former editor of The Quarterly Journal of Economics. He has been admitted to the US Supreme Court and was knighted by the Republic of Finland. He was named the 25th year honorand at Harvard Extension in 2001 and delivered the commencement address to its graduates in 2009.


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