Our Offerings

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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

API-205
Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
Deborah Hughes Hallett
API-500M
Spring Policy Exercise
Mark Fagan, Sheila Burke, John Donahue, Matthew Bunn, Richard Frank
DEV-375
The Informal Economy: Is Formalization the Answer?
Martha Chen
DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
DPI-515
Disability Law and Policy
Michael Stein
IGA-100
International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
Stephen Walt
IGA-121
Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-140
Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
Samantha Power
IGA-150Y
Seminar: International and Global Affairs
Dara Kay Cohen
IGA-165M
Corporate Responsibility and New Governance Models
John Ruggie, Jane Nelson
IGA-220
The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-342M
Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
Jacqueline Bhabha
IGA-344M
International Perspectives on Justice for Children
Cecile Aptel
IGA-351M
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Siddharth Kara
IGA-353M
Middle East Field Study Course: Humanitarian Negotiations on the Frontlines
Claude Bruderlein
IGA-367M
Preventing Mass Atrocities: The Security Council and the International Criminal Court
Luis Moreno Ocampo
IGA-385
Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
Douglas A. Johnson
IGA-388
Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
Douglas A. Johnson
IGA-671M
Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
John Holdren, Halla Logadottir
MLD-670
Gender and Public Policy (GAPP) Seminar: Promoting Gender Equality at Work
Hannah Riley Bowles, Sarah Wald