Our faculty members enjoy teaching at Harvard Kennedy School because it's a place where ideas meet practice. Scholars and practitioners conduct research on public policy problems and issues—and then share those insights with students.

As you will quickly discover, the learning in our classroom reflects the reality of public policy in the world today. That's because Master in Public Policy (MPP) faculty members don’t just teach. They’re global experts who shape public policy, advise governments, and help run major institutions in the United States and abroad.

Learn more about the interests and experiences of our core MPP faculty members.

MPP Faculty Chair

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John Donahue

Raymond Vernon Senior Lecturer in Public Policy
Office Address
79 John F. Kennedy St. Littauer Bldg 106

API-202: Teaching and Learning at Harvard Kennedy School

Meet Amitabh Chandra and hear from his students about API-202, the empirical methods class that uses statistics to test economic theories and models.

A Nuanced Approach to Leaning In

Hannah Riley Bowles discusses her research on gender in negotiations and offers advice to women trying to negotiate higher pay.

A bipartisan solution to climate change?

The politics of climate change in the United States have long confounded efforts to curb emissions, but Joe Aldy has an idea that could appeal to both liberals and conservatives.