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.

Prospective Students

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Current Students

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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

DPI-831M
Op-Ed Writing
Josh Burek
DPI-835M
Speechwriting
Stephen Krupin
DPI-840M
Analytical Writing for Policy Journals
Lauren Brodsky
DPI-892
Strategic Communications for Policy Change: Practical Strategies for Influencing a Better World
Andy Burness
IGA-100
International and Global Affairs:Concepts and Applications
Stephen Walt
IGA-103
Global Governance
John Ruggie
IGA-107M
Global Justice
Kathryn Sikkink
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-165M
Corporate Responsibility and New Governance Models
John Ruggie, Jane Nelson
IGA-170M
Realism in International Relations
Stephen Walt
IGA-211
Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
Graham Allison, David Sanger
IGA-213
The Economics of National Security Seminar
Martin Feldstein
IGA-218M
Inclusive Security
Swanee Hunt
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