Amb. Nicholas Burns giving the 2024 graduation address.

Harvard Kennedy School inspires public leaders

Nicholas Burns, the U.S. ambassador to the People’s Republic of China, delivered the 2024 HKS graduation address. He urged graduates to take on the world's daunting issues and to remain hopeful.

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Jeremy Weinstein smiling and standing in front of green foliage that is blurred.

Harvard University announces new HKS leadership

Jeremy M. Weinstein, a renowned scholar of political science, experienced academic leader, and dedicated public servant will become dean of Harvard Kennedy School on July 1.

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Acknowledgment of Land and People

Harvard University is located on the traditional land of the Massachusett people, and the Nipmuc and Wampanoag Nations have long been our neighbors as well. Harvard Kennedy School recognizes and honors the past, present, and future of these Indigenous people and precious lands.