Dr. Elaine Kamarck
Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the U.S. Climate Task Force.
Elaine C. Kamarck is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Kamarck came to the Kennedy School in 1997 after a career in politics and government. In the 1980s, she was one of the founders of the New Democrat movement that helped elect Bill Clinton president. She served in the White House from 1993 to 1997,where she created and managed the Clinton Administration’s National Performance Review, also known as reinventing government.
At the Kennedy School she served as Director of Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First Century and as Faculty Advisor to the Innovations in American Government Awards Program. In 2000, she took a leave of absence to work as Senior Policy Advisor to the Gore campaign. She conducts research on 21st century government, the role of the Internet in political campaigns, homeland defense, intelligence reorganization, and governmental reform and innovation.
Dr. Kamarck received her PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Kamarck is the author of “The End of Government as We Know It: Policy Implementation in the 21st Century” published by Lynne Rienner Publishing, Fall, 2006.