Harvard Kennedy School

Since the Kokkalis Fellowships program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe started and up to 2010, it has sponsored 42 fellows and has trained nearly 250 public sector and nonprofit leaders from the region through Executive Education programs.


The scholarships pertain to young scientists from the Southeastern and East-Central Europe region, with fellowships for graduate study at the Public Policy John F. Kennedy School, at the University of Harvard.


The Kokkalis Program was established by Socratis Kokkalis, in 1997. Mr. Kokkalis who became a John Harvard fellow on the same year, is the founder of the Intracom Group of companies, the leading multinational companies for cutting edge technologies, with worldwide presence in more than 52 countries.


In addition to supporting students, the Kokkalis Program serves as the core for education, research, and outreach activities related to Southeastern Europe and neighboring regions.


The Kokkalis Fellowships Program accepted numerous applications and offered educational opportunities to students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. The students completed one of the following HKS degree programs: Master in Public Policy (MPP); Master in Public Administration (MPA2); Mid-Career Master in Public Administration (MC/MPA); Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID).

September 28, 2011

Master’s in Public Policy, Public Administration, and Public Administration/International Development

The Kokkalis Program supports promising leaders and individuals committed to invigorating the public sector in Southeastern and East-Central Europe by providing them wi...

November 5, 2010

Kokkalis Fellow Angel Kelchev (MPP 2011) has founded the NGO Pathways, an ambitious public-private partnership initiative in Bulgaria aimed at providing high quality computer science education, extensive English language curriculum and wide ranging entrepreneurship res...

August 26, 2010

George Saravelos (MPA/ID '10) published his 2nd year analysis paper alongside professor Jeffrey Frankel in June 2010 with The National Bureau of Economic Research. The paper focuses on the effectiveness of indicators of economic crisis and "suggests that central bank r...

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Drew G. Faust

President Harvard University Title

The Kokkalis Program has opened doors for the many Southeast European students to come to Harvard for the purpose of learning to become catalysts for peace and stability in their home region. Socrates Kokkalis' vision and generous support is also redefining how all students at the Harvard Kennedy School view their futures and their responsibility to society.

Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Dean

John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The Kokkalis Program opens doors for individuals committed to seeing democracy and market economy flourish. The Program taps into the School's strengths: the intersection of international affairs, socio-economic analysis and technology policy. I can't think of a better fit. We are grateful to Mr. Kokkalis for supporting a new level of outreach, research and scholarship in this important and vital region.

David Ellwood - Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

The Kokkalis Program has become among the Kennedy School's most effective and important programs, educating the superb students of South East Europe and sharing the ideas and insights of leaders for the region with Harvard and the entire community.


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