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The courses offered at Harvard Kennedy School provide an enriching curricular experience, and are organized around our seven academic areas. They include core courses that are required for earning a degree, along with electives, modules and January-term options to cater to different interests and schedules.

While classroom learning is integral to an HKS education, it is elevated by the many extra-curricular activities and programs, including lectures, seminars, brown bags, conferences and experiential learning, on- and off-campus.

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Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2022 - 2023

Course Number

Course Title


DPI-115 The American Presidency
DPI-122 Politics and American Public Policy
David KingFaculty
DPI-150Y Seminar: Democracy, Politics, and Institutions
DPI-200 Politics and Ethics in Unstable Times
DPI-202 Moral Leadership: Ethics in Public Life
DPI-207 Philosophy of Technology: From Marx and Heidegger to AI,
Genome Editing, and Geoengineering
DPI-312 Sparking Social Change: Analytic Frameworks to Guide Social Innovators
DPI-342 Religion, Politics, and Policy in the United States
DPI-385M Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power
DPI-386M Race and Racism in Public Policies, Practices, and Perspectives
DPI-391 Race, Inequality, and American Democracy
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-418 The Rise of Authoritarian Populism
DPI-422M Reckoning with History: Collective Memory, Leadership, and the Politics of Remembrance
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
DPI-543 Corruption: Finding It and Fixing It
DPI-562 Public Problems and Social Change: Advice, Strategy and Analysis
David BarronInstructor
Sarah WaldFaculty
DPI-563Y Integrated Law/Policy Research and Writing
Sarah WaldFaculty
DPI-617 Law, Order and Algorithms
DPI-622 Media Manipulation and Disinformation Campaigns