A group of students sit in a circle in the main courtyard of Harvard Kennedy School.

Harvard Kennedy School builds bridges

The ability to disagree constructively and across difference is important for learning and working together effectively, and it is a core competency for public leaders and policymakers.

Politics and Polarization


How the United States Can Come Together

What can we learn from America’s history of polarization? How can we use these lessons to unite America and move from an individualistic to a more cooperative culture?

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A Greeting from Dean Jeremy Weinstein

Jeremy M. Weinstein, a renowned scholar of political science, experienced academic leader, and dedicated public servant, started his tenure as 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.