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Harvard Kennedy School changes what’s possible

Our students are globally minded, intellectually curious, and committed to public service. Get to know some of them.

Student Stories


Lessons learned during January Term

January Term (or J-Term) is an opportunity for HKS students to take condensed courses in the weeks leading up to the spring semester. Here’s what they learned.

What does public service mean to you?

We asked some HKS students who serve—and have served—in the military: What does public service mean to you? How has your military experience shaped your understanding of and connection to public service? Here is what they shared.

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Candid & Constructive Conversations

We are committed to strengthening our ability to have candid and constructive conversations across difference. We assessed the challenges that HKS faces in fostering candid and constructive conversations and developed a strategy and recommendations for overcoming them.

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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.