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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-565M Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
IGA-632 African Politics in Perspective: Groups, Governance, and Growth
Gloria AyeeInstructor/Staff
IGA-655 Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
IGA-662 The Future of the European Union: The EU as an International Actor Facing Russia’s War in Ukraine
IGA-671M Policy and Social Innovations for the Changing Arctic
IGA-956Y Science, Technology, and Society: Research Seminar
MLD-102 Getting Things Done: Management in a Development Context
MLD-103M PDIA in Action: Development Through Facilitated Emergence
MLD-113M Strategy and Decision
MLD-125 Data-driven Public Management
MLD-201 Exercising Leadership: The Politics of Change
MLD-202 Leadership from the Inside Out: The Capacity to Lead and Stay Alive–Self, Identity, and Freedom
MLD-204 Leadership from Inside Out: Self, Identity, and Freedom–with a Focus on Anti-Black Racism and Sexism
MLD-208 Moral Practice for Public Leadership
MLD-215 Negotiation and Leadership: Essential Theory and Practice for Enhancing Your Personal Effectiveness
MLD-220M Fundamentals of Negotiation Analysis and Practice
MLD-223 Negotiating Across Differences
MLD-234M Conducting Negotiation on the Frontlines
MLD-236 Continuing Conflict: Old Challenges and New Debates
MLD-280 Advanced Workshop in Multiparty Negotiation and Conflict Resolution