Monday, April 11
Should Harvard Denounce Monitor Group’s Work In Libya?
The conflict in Libya has made life awkward for Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter and for the Monitor Group – the Cambridge-based consulting firm Porter helped found in 1983. Between 2006 and 2008, the Libyan government paid the Monitor Group a cool $250,000 a month to help burnish its troubled image. Porter and others say Monitor was doing its part to affect positive change in Libya—but Harvard Computer Science Professor Harry Lewis says Monitor’s efforts are a stain on the university. Harry Lewis joins us in the studio. We’re also joined on the phone by Farah Stockman, who’s covered the Monitor Group controversy for the Boston Globe.