Harvard Kennedy School is situated on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It's the ideal spot from which to access all the riches of Cambridge and Boston, from restaurants, museums and historical sites to shopping, theatre and sporting events.

Our campus consists of four buildings housing all Harvard Kennedy School academic programs as well as a number of research centers and programs.

There are two executive education classrooms as well as space for group work, break-out sessions, meals and receptions.

The additional resources of Harvard University, which has 10 professional schools and the world's largest university library system, are located within walking distance.


For most programs, participants are housed at the Doubletree Hotel, a Harvard-owned property along the banks of the Charles River overlooking Harvard's historic campus. You'll enjoy private two-room suites along with flexible shared spaces for socializing, studying, group project time and dining. This collaborative environment provided by the Doubletree is a key element in the executive education experience. Shuttle service to and from the hotel will be available. Please view individual program webpages to see if housing is included in the program fee.

Please view the Housing FAQ's for additional information.

Campus Activities

During your executive program, what you learn in the classroom is only the beginning.

JFK Jr. Forum

The Institute of Politics at Harvard University serves as the bridge between the school and the world of elective politics, bringing to campus leading political figures from the United States and abroad.

Also, Harvard Kennedy School regularly hosts other thought-provoking forums, discussions, debates and lectures exploring a range of international and domestic issues. Executive education participants are welcome to attend many of these events.

And every week, you will find countless opportunities to immerse yourself in intellectual and cultural activities throughout the Harvard University campus.