Lecturer, The Fletcher School
Mihir Mankad is a Lecturer in Communications at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, and currently leads all public speaking and media initiatives at the school. His course, The Arts of Communication, has become the most popular elective at the school, with 400 graduate students from Tufts and Harvard to date. He has also lectured at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Ed.L.D program, at several universities in India, and in executive education for groups including the Indian Foreign Service.
Mr. Mankad’s career spans a diverse array of fields, including media, healthcare, management consulting, and nonprofit. Prior to teaching, he served as a national television anchor with NDTV, Zee Sports, and the public broadcaster Doordarshan. In addition to anchoring daily prime-time bulletins, Mihir also hosted three of the most viewed television events in Indian history till date: the 2008 Olympics, the 2010 Commonwealth Games, and the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Mihir also served as a management consultant at McKinsey and Bain, and led the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI) program in India, focusing on care, support and treatment of children with HIV/AIDS. At CHAI, he worked closely with the National Ministry of Health and over 200 implementing NGO’s across the country.
Mihir holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Psychology from Stanford University, where he was on the national championship tennis team, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, and a mid-career MPA as a Mason Fellow and Presidential Scholar from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.