International and Global Leaders

Harvard Kennedy School has produced leaders in international and global affairs for decades.

HKS alumni hold the most senior positions in international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, and in government, as in Mexico, Singapore and Liberia. Our alumni are also in leadership and advisory roles in government agencies and NGOs around the world.

With the establishment of the IGA concentration, Harvard Kennedy School has committed to develop the best programs to educate and train the next generation of global leaders.

Graduation Address by the President of Liberia

Ellen Johnson Sireleaf speaking to Class of 2008

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, alumna of Harvard Kennedy School, addressed the HKS Class of 2008 and talked about how her HKS education prepared her to leader her country.

Photo: © Michael Casey

Building a New Serbia

HKS Alumni Katarina Veljovic, Vuk Jeremić, and Ana Trbovich are helping to build the new Serbia. Vuk, now the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Serbia, says “A key moment in my career development at the Kennedy School is the encouragement of leadership in public service. It’s actually about what we contribute to the society.”

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