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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.

Featured Course Guides

Academic Year 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


API-205 Politics and Policies: What Can Data Tell Us?
DPI-235 Economic Justice: Theory and Practice
Sushma RamanInstructor
DPI-415 Comparative Politics and Policy
DPI-450 The Political Economy of Transition in China
DPI-515 Disability Law and Policy
IGA-100 International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
IGA-103 Global Governance
IGA-121 Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
IGA-140 Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How It Works
IGA-150Y Seminar: International and Global Affairs (fall)
IGA-165M Corporate Responsibility and New Governance Models
IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
IGA-353M Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Exploring Negotiation Practices in Crisis
IGA-355M Migration and Human Rights
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
MLD-283M Leadership in Negotiations: Away from the Table, Everything it Takes to Get the Job Done