Product and Pretzels Study Group

Navigating the twists of product management and product leadership in the public interest.

If you are interested in the intersection of Product Management and the public interest, this is the study group for you. We will meet twice a month, covering a range of topics, including (but not limited to): The great debates in product management (e.g., monetization, privacy, avoiding unintended adverse consequences), testing, product development and ethics, understanding metrics, and more.

We are flexible: You have a chance to join us and shape the direction of a new community at the Harvard Kennedy School. Please express your interest by answering the questions below.

We will be meeting on the following dates: February 20, March 5, March 26, April 9 and April from 23 3:00-5:00PM at HKS. Students should only apply if they are able to attend and participate on all dates!

Hosted by Kathy Pham (HKS faculty, former Google Product Manager, and a Founding Product Member of the US Digital Service), Sahil Joshi (MPA, HKS; MBA, Sloan), and Isabel Schunemann (MPA, HKS). Product and Pretzels is part of Product and Society.

Apply here. Deadline is February 9, 2020.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Sahil Joshi (