June 01, 2017

Harvard Students Provide Consulting Services to Two Different Ombuds Programs

Gradaute students with the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program completed clinical projects in the Fall 2016 term that involved Ombuds offices.  

Lyndsi Allsop and Sonam Patel worked with the Ombudsperson for the Asian Development Bank.  According to Harvard, the HNMCP students, "continued earlier work with ADB’s Office of the Ombudsperson to better understand employee needs, perceptions of the Office, and strategies for improving its services both in ADB headquarters in Manila, Philippines, and in its 31 field offices around the world."

Three Harvard students, Kelsey Curtis, Corey Linehan, and Sara Leiman, consulted with the District of Columbia Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education.  "The Office engaged HNMCP to assess the effectiveness of its current ombudsman program and make recommendations for improvement specifically in the arena of Special Education."  (HCNMCP Newsletter.)

Related posts:  Harvard Law Students Assist Red Cross Ombuds Office With Strategic Research; Asian Development Bank Appoints OmbudsDistrict of Columbia Appoints Schools OmbudsD.C. Schools Ombuds Reports on a Busy First Year; D.C. Schools Ombuds Issues Second Annual Report.


  1. Thanks so much for the shout-out! We've also worked with the NIH Ombuds office. We really enjoy this work.

  2. This looks like a great example of applied learning. Mutual enrichment of students and the office that was the focus of their study could facilitate life long learning.

  3. I second that! What an amazing opportunity to collaborate. High five

  4. The Ombuds Office in the Asian Development Bank has benefited greatly from both of our projects with HNMCP. I would highly recommend such a partnership for other offices.