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Harvard Kennedy School develops public leaders

Through principled and effective leadership, we can address the most urgent and complex public problems.

Leadership @ HKS


America's youngest elected officials

A group of some of America's youngest elected officials discuss why they chose to run, how they got elected, and what it's like to lead as a young person.

Public Leadership & Management

What qualities make a good public leader? How much does modern leadership rely on image and how much on tangible skills? What will it take to restore public trust in leadership?

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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.