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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


API-302 Analytic Frameworks for Policy
API-501 Policy Design and Delivery I
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
IGA-100 International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
IGA-103 Global Governance
IGA-125 Reasoning from the Past: Applied History and Decision Making
IGA-150Y Seminar: International and Global Affairs
IGA-170 Realism in International Relations
IGA-211 Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
IGA-216 US Foreign Policy: Learning from Past Practice
IGA-227 Insurgents, Rebels, and Terrorists: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
IGA-236 Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law
IGA-237M Future Issues in Cyber-Security Policy
IGA-353M Frontline Negotiation Lab: Assessing the Humanitarian Response to the Ukraine Crisis in Europe
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-402 Confronting Climate Change: A Foundation in Science, Technology and Policy
IGA-518 Knowledge As Power in Law and Science
David KennedyInstructor
IGA-538 Technology, Privacy, and the Trans-National Nature of the Internet
IGA-632 African Politics in Perspective: Groups, Governance, and Growth
Gloria AyeeInstructor/Staff