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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 2020 - 2021

Course Number

Course Title


IGA-147 Civil Resistance: How It Works
IGA-150Y Seminar: International and Global Affairs (fall)
IGA-165M Corporate Responsibility and New Governance Models
IGA-170 Realism in International Relations
IGA-211 Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
IGA-219 What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
IGA-220 The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
IGA-229 Gender, Sex and War (Gender and Public Policy (GAPP) Seminar)
IGA-232 Controlling the World's Most Dangerous Weapons
William TobeyInstructor
IGA-236 Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law
IGA-237M Future Issues in Cyber-Security Policy
IGA-270M Working Together: Civilians, Military, and Foreign Policy
IGA-282 Leading the National Security Enterprise
Ash CarterFaculty
IGA-285M Foreign Policy and the Utility of Military Force
IGA-291 The War in Vietnam
IGA-331M Business and Human Rights
IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
IGA-344M International Perspectives on Justice for Children
IGA-353M Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic
IGA-355M Migration and Human Rights