2023 Tillman Scholar

Robert Moser

Harvard University
M.S., Public Policy

“Traveling through the United States and internationally has brought me face-to-face with injustice that I never imagined. I want to provide a voice for the voiceless and help others fight for freedom.”

Robert Moser served for more than five years in the U.S. Army in both conventional and special operations units. Originally from South Carolina, he received a B.S. in English at the United States Military Academy in 2018. As an officer in the 75th Ranger Regiment, he deployed twice to the Middle East in support of counterterrorism task forces. His face-to-face experiences with the kafala system and involuntary servitude, and the way it affects men and women differently, led him to an interest in humanitarian and migrant rights. 

At Harvard Kennedy School pursuing a Master in Public Policy, Robert intends to research and implement potential policy solutions for human rights abuses amidst our changing natural world. Robert enjoys writing; his work has appeared in Forbes, Task & Purpose, and elsewhere. Robert continues serving his local community, and he reads, explores, and plays sports in his free time.