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Harvard Kennedy School leads with ideas. Our centers fuel leading-edge thinking, supporting investigation and analysis designed to spark action and create sustainable solutions.
 
Our centers and initiatives fund research, produce publications, offer fellowships, organize events, and support our teaching curriculum. Harvard Kennedy School offers a world of inquiry. Explore with us.

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Centers

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Achievement Gap Initiative
Allen Lab on Democracy Renovation
American Secretaries of State
Applied History Project
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Asia Energy Sustainability Initiative
Atlas of Economic Complexity
Autonomous Vehicles Policy Initiative 

B

Behavioral Insights Group 
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Bloomberg Center for Cities
Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
Building State Capability

C

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Center for International Development
Center for Public Leadership
China Public Policy Program
Climate@HKS
[Harvard Project on] Climate Agreements
Colombia Education Initiative
[HKS] Communications Program
Corporate Responsibility Initiative
COVID States Project 
Criminal Justice Policy and Management
[Program on] Crisis Leadership
Cyber Security Project

D

Data-Smart City Solutions
Defense Project
Democracy in Hard Places Initiative
Diplomacy and International Politics Program
Documentary Film in the Public Interest 

E

Economic View of the Environment
Education Policy Program
Elbe Group
[Harvard] Electricity Policy Group
[Harvard] Environmental Economics Program
Environment and Natural Resources Program
[Project on] Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship
Evidence for Policy Design

F

Future of Diplomacy Project

G

Gender Action Portal
Geopolitics of Energy Project
Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change
Global Vietnam Wars Studies Initiative
Government Performance Lab
Growth Lab

H

Healthcare Policy Program
Health Inequality Lab
Homeland Security Project

I

[Project on] Indigenous Governance and Development
Indonesia Public Policy Program
Institute of Politics
Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project
Intelligence Project
International Security Program
Iran Matters

J

Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program
Joint Center for Housing Studies
The Journalist's Resource

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L

The Leadership and Happiness Laboratory
Legislative Negotiation Project

M

Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Managing the Atom Project
Massachusetts Food Access Project
Middle East Initiative
Migration Project
Misinformation Review
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government

N

National Preparedness Leadership Initiative
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Collaboratory
Nonviolent Action Lab

O

P

The People Lab
Policy Memo Resource 
Practicing Democracy Project
Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship
Public Interest Tech Lab 

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R

Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Regulatory Policy Program
Reimagining Democracy
Russia Matters

S

Science, Technology & Public Policy Program
Program on Science, Technology & Society (STS)
The Shift Project
Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy
Social Innovation + Change Initiative
Social Policy Data Lab
Stone Program in Wealth Distribution, Inequality & Social Policy
Student Media Initiative 
Sustainability Science Program

T

Taiwan Public Policy Program
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Thucydides's Trap Project
Trade and Negotiations Program (Global Trade Negotiations)
Transition Term

U

U.S.- Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism
Unseen Legacies of the Vietnam War

V

Vietnam  Public Policy Program

W

The William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice
Women and Public Policy Program
[Project on] Workforce

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