The Hart Leadership Program has a vibrant alumni community. Meet some of our alumni here, and learn how alumni can get involved with Hart now.

The Hart Leadership Program has been offering courses since 1987, and since then some 12,000+ students have taken our courses and/or participated in our cocurricular programming. We have a vibrant alumni community.

In the coming years, we aim to ramp up our alumni engagement efforts, creating more opportunities for alumni to connect with one another and with our current students.

If you're a Hart Leadership Program alum looking to get involved, you've come to the right place.

How to Get Connected


Connect Virtually

In the sidebar menu above, sign up for our mailing list, follow us on social media, and join our alumni groups on LinkedIn!


Speak to a Class

If you're interested in speaking to one of our Hart courses, please contact HLP Director Andrew Nurkin ( 


Host a Student

Every summer we send SOL, PEP, and LAPI students to cities across the USA. If you've got the capacity to host a student for a summer, please contact HLP Director Andrew Nurkin (

Recent Alumni Stories

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SOL 2022 Fellow, Andrew Sun, writes on Organizing Against Gun Violence for the Duke Chronicle

Gun violence is a collective issue that affects every American, particularly young people in schools and on college campuses. In a recent article for The Chronicle, Andrew Sun (SOL Fellow ...
Image of HLP 2023 graduation event: people sit in a ring of desks in Sanford 04 as HLP Director Andrew Nurkin addresses crowd

Executive Education Course Offering from The Hart Leadership Program

The Sanford School of Public Policy Executive Education and the Hart Leadership Program present a six-session intensive course: "Community Engagement and Participatory Design."   This three-week intensive course, presented by ...

Former SOL Fellow Chitra Balakrishnan awarded the Holsti Prize

Former SOL Fellow Chitra Balakrishnan (T'21) has been awarded the Ole R. Holsti Prize for excellence in undergraduate research using primary sources for political science or public policy. The awards ...

Former PEP Fellow Jeremy Carballo Pineda Interviews Pierce Freelon for the Indy Week

Pierce Freelon. Photo by Brett Villena via Indy Week Former PEP fellow, Jeremy Carballo Pineda (PPS '22)  published an interview with Grammy-nominated musician and former Durham Councilman, Pierce Freelon.  In ...