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-500M
Spring Policy Exercise
William Clark, Richard Frank, Mark Fagan, Sheila Burke, John Donahue
DPI-415
Comparative Politics and Policy
Pippa Norris
DPI-421
Power Shifts: Understanding Global Change Through History
Arne Westad
DPI-431
Global Europe in the 21st Century: Democracy, Governance, and Policy
Muriel Rouyer
DPI-440
Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
Tarek Masoud
DPI-452
Restless Empire: The Past, Present, and Future of Chinese Power
Arne Westad
IGA-100
International and Global Affairs:Concepts and Applications
Stephen Walt
IGA-103
Global Governance
John Ruggie
IGA-109
Negotiation and Diplomacy
Nicholas Burns, Robert Mnookin, James Sebenius
IGA-112
The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-116
Great Power Competition in the International System
Nicholas Burns
IGA-121
Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-145M
Human Security: People-Centered Global Policy
Kathryn Sikkink
IGA-150Y
Seminar: International and Global Affairs
Matthew Bunn
IGA-211
Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
Graham Allison, David Sanger
IGA-219M
What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
Stephen Walt
IGA-220
The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-224M
Decision Making in Recent Crises
Meghan O'Sullivan
IGA-227
Insurgents, Terrorists, and Violence: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
Dara Kay Cohen
IGA-229
Sex, Violence, and Global Politics
Dara Kay Cohen