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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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Course Number

Course Title


API-500M Spring Policy Exercise
Mark FaganFaculty
Richard FrankInstructor
BGP-610 The Political Economy of Trade
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-421 Power Shifts: Understanding Global Change Through History
DPI-431 Global Europe in the 21st Century: Democracy, Governance, and Policy
IGA-100 International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
IGA-103 Global Governance
IGA-105 The Politics of International Law
IGA-110 Diplomacy: War and Peace Negotiations (1990-Today)
IGA-112 The Politics and Ethics of Statecraft
IGA-116 Great Power Competition in the International System
IGA-121 Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
IGA-140 Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
IGA-211 Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
IGA-213 The Economics of National Security Seminar
IGA-220 The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
IGA-227 Insurgents, Terrorists, and Violence: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
IGA-231 The Politics of Terrorism: Causes and Consequences from a Global Perspective
IGA-232 Controlling the World's Most Dangerous Weapons
William TobeyInstructor