The Taubman Center for State and Local Government and its affiliated institutes and programs are the Kennedy School of Government's focal point for activities that address state and local governance and intergovernmental relations. The Center disseminates research on several broad policy areas via publications, instruction in the Kennedy School's graduate and executive education programs, sponsorship of conferences and workshops, and interactions with policymakers, public managers, and other scholars.

Harvard University's Government Department is one of the leading political science communities in the United States. Its faculty members represent a broad spectrum of backgrounds, methodologies and approaches. Its strength lies in teaching and research not only in the four fields of political science—American politics, political theory, comparative politics, and international relations—but also in the areas of formal theory, methodology, and political economy.

Some of our donors and contributors include:
  • Boone Family Foundation
  • Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
  • Fordham Institute
  • EdChoice
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Hertog Foundation
  • Hubbard Family Foundation
  • Jaquelin Hume Foundation
  • Kern Family Foundation
  • Charles Koch Foundation
  • Lovett & Ruth Peters Foundation
  • Searle Freedom Trust
  • William E. Simon Foundation
  • The Walton Family Foundation, Inc.