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


IGA-116 Great Power Competition in the International System
IGA-121 Religion and World Politics: Connections and Collisions
IGA-140 Geopolitics, Human Rights, and the Future of Statecraft
IGA-165M Corporate Responsibility and New Governance Models
IGA-170M Realism in International Relations
IGA-211 Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press
IGA-213 The Economics of National Security Seminar
IGA-217 U.S. Foreign Policy in a Global Age
IGA-219 What's Wrong with U.S. Foreign Policy?
IGA-220 The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
IGA-223Y U.S. Power in the Global Arena: Seminar
Erez ManelaInstructor
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
IGA-227 Insurgents, Terrorists, and Violence: Causes and Consequences of Civil War
IGA-231 The Politics of Terrorism: Causes and Consequences from a Global Perspective
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-240 Cyber and Info Ops: War, Peace and the Space Between
IGA-270M Civil-Military Relations
IGA-282 Leading the National Security Enterprise
Ash CarterFaculty