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-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
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 Solving Tech's Public Dilemmas
Ash CarterFaculty
IGA-507 Science and Technology in Domestic and International Policy
IGA-513 Science, Power, and Politics
IGA-515 Bioethics, Law, and the Life Sciences
IGA-518 Knowledge As Power in Law and Science
David KennedyInstructor
IGA-538 Technology, Privacy, and the Trans-National Nature of the Internet
IGA-565 Analytical Methods for Complex Adaptive Systems
IGA-615 Protecting a Homeland: Managing the Flow of People, Goods, and Ideas
IGA-632 Africa in Global Politics
Zoe MarksFaculty