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-285M War and the Utility of Military Force
IGA-342M Human Rights Dilemmas in Child Protection
IGA-344M International Perspectives on Justice for Children
IGA-347M Human Rights and National Security: The Case of Torture
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: The Security Council and the International Criminal Court
IGA-385 Strategizing for Human Rights: Moving from Ideals to Practice
IGA-388 Nonviolent Resistance in the Age of Authoritarians
IGA-411 The Energy-Climate Challenge
Henry LeeFaculty
IGA-412 The Geopolitics of Energy
IGA-422 Global Food Politics and Policy
IGA-451M Controversies in Climate, Energy, and the Media: Improving Public Communication
IGA-455 Leadership in Environmental Conflicts
IGA-505 Practical Solutions For Technology's Public Dilemmas
Ash CarterFaculty
IGA-507 Science and Technology in Domestic and International Policy
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-516 Law, Science, and Society in America
IGA-518 Knowledge As Power in Law and Science
David KennedyInstructor