Steve JardingProfessor, Harvard University

Steve Jarding is an American and international educator, lecturer, writer and political consultant who currently is on the faculty at Harvard University where he has taught since 2004 and who also has been teaching annually at the IESE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Jarding is a founding partner of the international consulting company, SJB Strategies International which advises candidates and causes around the world. In addition, Jarding has managed and worked on both statewide and national campaigns for the Democratic Party, including a host of winning Senate and gubernatorial races. He has lectured or consulted internationally for campaigns or causes in over 15 countries in Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Jarding is the co-author of the book, “Foxes in the Henhouse” published by Simon and Schuster in 2006.

In 2004, Jarding was selected to serve as a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. Following the fellowship, Jarding was hired as a member of the faculty at Harvard and continues to be a lecturer in public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, where he teaches courses on political communication and political campaign management. In 2013 Jarding’s course on Campaign Management was twice nominated for a “Most Influential Course Award” in American colleges and universities by the Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence Initiative. Since 2010 Jarding also has been teaching annually at the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra in Madrid, Spain. Jarding has also taught at the University of Oklahoma, George Mason University in Virginia and American University in Washington, DC. In addition, Jarding has lectured at Strathmore Business School in Nairobi, Kenya, Africa, Northeastern University, Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Virginia Tech University, George Washington University, Wellesley College, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Tougaloo College. He has also lectured to Chinese business leaders through the EXCELORATORS program and to Chinese education leaders from Tsinghua University.

Beginning in 2013 Jarding has been teaching at the Romanian ASPIRE Academy summer program for developing young leaders in Eastern Europe. He is currently a board member of the ASPIRE Academy of Romania.
In November 2012, the Financial Times of London profiled Jarding and his cutting edge methods of teaching campaign management techniques to students in America and around the world. In Madrid, the El Confidencial newspaper profiled Jarding’s unique teaching methods in March 2013.

In June 2013, Jarding organized and moderated the historic International Peace and Reconciliation Summit in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This Summit brought together both political and religious leaders who had not been united previously since the 1995 Dayton Accords. It was also the first time that the Presidents of Parliament from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republika of Srpska all appeared in the same legislative chamber. At the Summit, Jarding addressed the Parliament before moderating a panel discussion with the six Presidents present.