Susan Rosegrant

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Susan Rosegrant

Lecturer, Creative Writing

Office Location(s): B429 East Quad

  • About

    Susan Rosegrant has spent the last 30 years as a researcher and writer, focusing on topics of general public interest. She has worked for the Associated Press in Los Angeles, Business Week magazine in Boston, and as a freelance writer. From 1993 until 2007, she worked as a case writer at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where she wrote cases on such topics as international negotiation, emergency response, and the evolving world of international trade. She has co-authored two books; one on high-tech economic development in the Boston area, the other on international negotiation.

    Since moving to Ann Arbor in 2007, Rosegrant has drawn on her experience to teach creative writing, non-fiction writing, and narrative journalism at the University of Michigan’s Residential College. In addition, she is a writer at the Institute for Social Research, contributing profiles and other narrative pieces.

    Recent Courses

    First Year Seminar in Narrative Journalism
    Creative Writing Tutorials

    Selected Articles

    Following are a selection of case studies published by the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

    Wal-Mart’s Response to Hurricane Katrina: Striving for a Public-Private Partnership, 2007.

    Reclaiming Land from Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor: The Public Demands a Voice, 2006.

    Reforming Prague City Hall: The Efforts of Jan Kasl to Increase Transparency and Fight Corruption, 2005.

    Listening to the City: Rebuilding at New York’s World Trade Center Site, 2003.

    Standing Up for Steel: The US Government Response to Steel Industry and Union Efforts to Win Protection from Imports, 2002.

    The Shootings at Columbine High School: Responding to a New Kind of Terrorism, 2001.

    Books Published

    Breakthrough International Negotiation: How Great Negotiators Transformed the World’s Toughest Post-Cold War Conflicts, (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001).

    Route 128: Lessons from Boston’s High-Tech Community, (New York: Basic Books, 1993).