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.

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Current Students

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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

DPI-802M
The Arts of Communication
Allison Shapira, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Holly Weeks, Candace Bertotti, Lawrence Quartana
DPI-810M
Writing for Policy and Politics
Gregory Harris
DPI-820M
Policy Memo Writing for Decision Makers
Lauren Brodsky
DPI-821M
Writing Policy Reports
Lauren Brodsky, Katie Parry
DPI-828
Policy Memo Writing and Presentations for Decision Makers
Lauren Brodsky
DPI-830
Column and Opinion Writing
Jeffrey Seglin
DPI-831M
Op-Ed Writing
Josh Burek, Nancy Gibbs
DPI-835M
Speechwriting
Stephen Krupin
DPI-840M
Feature Writing for Policy and Politics
Jerry Lanson
DPI-890
The Making of a Politician
Steven Jarding
DPI-892
Strategic Communications for Policy Change: Practical Strategies for Influencing a Better World
Andy Burness
DPI-896M
Crisis Communications
Jon Haber
IGA-100
International and Global Affairs: Concepts and Applications
Stephen Walt
IGA-103
Global Governance
Kathryn Sikkink
IGA-105
The Politics of International Law
Kathryn Sikkink
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-125
Reasoning from History
Fredrik Logevall
IGA-140
Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
Samantha Power