The Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University
The Achievement Gap Initiative (AGI) at Harvard University is a University-wide endeavor based at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy at Harvard Kennedy School. Its purpose is to focus academic research, public education, and innovative outreach activities on a critically important national challenge. The AGI is creating important new mechanisms for bridging the gap between universities and schools, enabling greater communication and cooperation not only among concerned researchers, but also between researchers and education practitioners who grapple with this challenge every day in their classrooms. The initiative also seeks to engage organizations that work directly with children and families outside school hours. Read More

Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy
The Multidisciplinary Program in Inequality and Social Policy emerged from the conviction that certain research puzzles may be particularly suited to an interdisciplinary approach. In its graduate training activities, the program aims to produce scholars who will be grounded in the recognized disciplines of their home departments, but who also understand the models, methods, and findings of scholars in adjacent fields. Read More

Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
Since 1980 the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management has conducted research on major issues in criminal justice policy and management. Established by the Daniel and Florence V. Guggenheim Foundation, the program has had a continuing commitment to include practitioners in its work; to devise situations in which the researchers learn from the practitioners and the practitioners learn from both the researchers and each other, to synthesize and extract the best ideas, and to work to put these ideas into good currency. Integrating theory with practice and academicians with practitioners—through research, executive sessions, teaching, writing, and publishing—the program has attempted to challenge conventional wisdom in various domains of criminal justice policy. Read More

Related Programs

PhD Program in Health Policy
The Harvard PhD in Health Policy, awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is a collaborative program among six Harvard University faculties: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Business School, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The program was founded in 1992. While the program is interdisciplinary in nature, students specialize in one of six concentrations: decision sciences, economics, ethics, management, methods for policy research, or political analysis.  Approximately 110 faculty members from schools within the University are involved with the program, and students are free to take classes throughout the University. A hallmark of the program is the accessibility of faculty members to students and the commitment of faculty to students enrolled in the program. Read More