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Harvard Kennedy School prepares the next generation of public leaders

We are now accepting applications to our master’s degree programs for the 2024-2025 academic year.

HKS Alumni Award winners


The HKS Black Alumni Association builds community

Expanded programming, including joint events with students, enhanced communications, and more opportunities for alumni to connect with each other and the school led the HKS Alumni Board to choose the HKS Black Alumni Association as this year’s recipient of the Alumni Network Engagement Award.

Douglas Elmendorf wearing a suit and smiling

Elmendorf, who saw the Kennedy School through challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, will remain at the School as a faculty member teaching economic policy.

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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.