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.

Course Number

Course Title


IGA-220 The Politics and Ethics of the Use of Force
IGA-224 Decision Making in Recent Crises
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 Working Together: Civilians, Military, and Foreign Policy
IGA-282 Leading the National Security Enterprise
Ash CarterFaculty
IGA-285M Foreign Policy and the Utility of Military Force
IGA-291 The War in Vietnam
IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
IGA-351M Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery
IGA-353M Middle East Field Study Course: Humanitarian Negotiations on the Frontlines
IGA-355M Migration and Human Rights
IGA-367M Preventing Mass Atrocities: War and Justice in the 21st Century
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-390 21st Century Global Feminisms
Zoe MarksFaculty
IGA-403M Policy for an Engineered Planet
IGA-411 The Energy-Climate Challenge
Henry LeeFaculty