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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


IGA-216 US Foreign Policy: Learning from Past Practice
IGA-219M What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
IGA-227 Insurgents, Rebels, and Terrorists: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
IGA-232 Controlling the World's Most Dangerous Weapons
IGA-236 Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law
IGA-237M Future Issues in Cyber-Security Policy
IGA-331M Business and Human Rights
IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
IGA-353M Frontline Negotiation Lab: Assessing the Humanitarian Response to the Ukraine Crisis in Europe
IGA-355 Migration, Refugees, and Human Rights
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-402 Confronting Climate Change: A Foundation in Science, Technology and Policy
IGA-413M The Energy-Climate Transition
Henry LeeFaculty
IGA-422 The Great Food Transformation: Food Systems and Politics
Sparsha SahaInstructor
IGA-455 Environmental Politics: Persuasion, Advocacy and Negotiation
IGA-505 Solving Tech's Public Dilemmas (Instructor: Ash Carter)
Ash CarterIn Memoriam
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-518 Knowledge As Power in Law and Science
David KennedyInstructor
IGA-538 Technology, Privacy, and the Trans-National Nature of the Internet
IGA-565M Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems