Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Axelle Bagot

Adjunct Lecturer in International and Public Affairs

Areas of Interest: Social change, leadership, innovation, disruption, collective purpose, group dynamics


Axelle Bagot is an organizational and political consultant. Her work focuses on leadership, social innovation and change management in a wide variety of contexts. She began her work in this area by advising elected officials, policy makers and business executives following her ten-year career in politics at the French Embassy in Syria, the Paris City Hall Department of International Relations and the City Hall of Chelsea, Massachusetts. She has taught leadership and social change in several institutions, including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, the African Development University in Niger and the Albert Einstein Medical School of Sao Paulo.

She holds a BA in Political Sociology from Sciences Po; a Masters of Arts in Political Science, Sociology and Communication from Paris Dauphine University; and a Master in Public Administration and a Certificate in Management, Leadership and Decision Making Sciences from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


MPA 2603 Leadership and Social Change