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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Course Number

Course Title

Faculty

IGA-150Y
Seminar: International and Global Affairs
Dara Kay Cohen
IGA-165M
Corporate Responsibility and New Governance Models
John Ruggie, Jane Nelson
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-219
What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
Stephen Walt
IGA-220
The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
J. Bryan Hehir
IGA-224
Decision Making in Recent Crises
Meghan O'Sullivan
IGA-227
Insurgents, Terrorists, and Violence: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
Dara Kay Cohen
IGA-231
The Politics of Terrorism: Causes and Consequences from a Global Perspective
Erica Chenoweth
IGA-232
Controlling the World's Most Dangerous Weapons
Matthew Bunn, William Tobey
IGA-236
Cybersecurity: Technology, Policy, and Law
Bruce Schneier
IGA-237M
Future Issues in Cyber-Security Policy
Bruce Schneier
IGA-240
Cyber and Info Ops: War, Peace and the Space Between
Eric Rosenbach
IGA-270M
Civil-Military Relations
William Rapp
IGA-282
Leading the National Security Enterprise
Ash Carter
IGA-285M
War and the Utility of Military Force
William Rapp
IGA-342M
Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
Jacqueline Bhabha
IGA-344M
International Perspectives on Justice for Children
Cecile Aptel
IGA-351M
Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
Siddharth Kara
IGA-353M
Middle East Field Study Course: Humanitarian Negotiations on the Frontlines
Claude Bruderlein