Bachelet, who served as president of Chile from 2006 to 2010, will teach seminars focused on issues she dealt with during her presidency and the challenges she faces as a newly named head of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
"Bachelet is an exceptional political leader and a remarkable person," Harley Shaiken, chair of the school's Center for Latin American Studies, said in a statement.
Bachelet began her career as a pediatrician and public health specialist. She was appointed minister of health in Chile by former President Ricardo Lagos, and later replaced him as the country's leader.
The four-session seminar begins Friday. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students, and select faculty.
The remaining three seminars have a start date that is not yet determined.