Prof. Gary Orren
Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
Gary Orren is the Roy E. Larsen Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
and has taught at Harvard University for the past 40 years. He also teaches at Oxford University in England,
where he is an Associate Fellow of the Business School. One of the world’s leading experts on strategic communications,
Professor Orren teaches and writes on public opinion, politics, the media and the principles and techniques of persuasion.
His books include: Equality in America: The View from the Top; The Electronic Commonwealth: The Impact of
New Media Technologies on Democratic Politics; Media Polls in American Politics, and
Media and Momentum: The New Hampshire Primary and Nomination Politics.
He serves as a consultant on strategy and communications to corporations, government agencies and non-profit
organizations throughout the world. He also has conducted and analyzed opinion polls for many clients, including the Washington Post,
the Boston Globe, and the New York Times/CBS News Poll. Over the years, he has been a political adviser in local, state and national
election campaigns in the U.S. and other countries, and has served on the national party commissions which drafted the rules for the
U.S. Presidential nominating process.
Faculty Member for Strategies for Enhancing Executive Influence