John Crowley is a research fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and (in a former life) both a professional cellist and historian. He works as a synergist, connecting formal humanitarian institutions with informal communities and grassroots efforts. Using principles he learned as a musician and humanist, he builds interfaces between unlikely partners: civilian and military, high and low tech, commercial and not-for-profit.
John is an alumnus of the Kennedy School of Government's Mid-Career MPA program, where he was the Robert C. Seamans, Jr. Fellow in Science, Technology, and Public Policy. He holds an MA in interdisciplinary humanities from the University Professors at Boston University, and a MusB in Cello Performance and Music History & Literature from the Boston University School of Music. He tweets at @jcrowley.