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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
[Harvard Project on] American Indian Economic Development
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 

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Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Bloomberg Center for Cities

Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
Building State Capability

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

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Data Smart City Solutions
Defense Project
Democracy in Hard Places Initiative
Democratic Governance Program
Diplomacy and International Politics Program

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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

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Future of Diplomacy Project

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Gender Action Portal
Geopolitics of Energy Project
Government Performance Lab
Growth Lab

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Hauser Institute for Civil Society
Healthcare Policy Program
Health Inequality Lab
Homeland Security Project

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Indonesia Program
Institute of Politics 
Innovation Field Lab
Innovations in Government Program
Intelligence Project
International Security Program
Iran Matters

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

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Legislative Negotiation Project

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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
Myanmar Program

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National Preparedness Leadership Initiative

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Policy Memo Resource 
Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship

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

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

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

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U.S.- Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism

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Vietnam Program

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

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