On May 23, Dean Doug Elmendorf celebrated the Class of 2024 at the HKS Diploma Ceremony. “I am drawn to the expression ‘ask what you can do’ because it gives each of us both a responsibility and an opportunity,” he said, urging graduates to accept the responsibility and seize the opportunity.

Very sad news about Mateo Gomez MC/MPA 

December 18, 2022

Winter break and the new year

December 15, 2022

Honoring Ash Carter

December 6, 2022

Veterans Day

November 8, 2022

Reminder: HKS Votes

November 3, 2022

This morning’s Supreme Court hearing on Harvard College’s admissions

October 31, 2022

The passing of Ash Carter

October 25, 2022

Updates on Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at HKS

October 20, 2022

Remarks at the 2022 Arctic Circle Assembly

October 13, 2022

Last week’s protest that disrupted an HKS class

October 11, 2022

New area chair for International and Global Affairs

September 21, 2022

HKS votes!

September 20, 2022

New faculty chairs and a new area chair

September 2, 2022

Welcome to a new academic year!

August 31, 2022

Statement on the death of Rodrigo Ventocilla

August 24, 2022

Remembering Rodrigo Ventocilla

August 12, 2022

Institute of Politics Director Mark Gearan departing to take up college presidency

July 26, 2022

Learnings from the Pandemic: Classes of 2020 and 2021 Graduation Remarks

May 29, 2022

A Very Good Time If We but Know What to Do with It: Class of 2022 Graduation Remarks

May 26, 2022

Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery

April 26, 2022

New leadership at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy

April 18, 2022

Your Chance to Comment: Proposed New Harvard Policies Regarding Non-Discrimination, Anti-Bullying, and Sexual Misconduct

April 7, 2022

Introductory remarks at “Reimagining our Radical Roots: Honoring the 150th Birth Anniversary of William Monroe Trotter”

April 7, 2022

HKS graduation speaker: Maia Sandu, MC/MPA 2010 and President of Moldova

March 29, 2022

Sad news about former HKS faculty member John Thomas

March 22, 2022

HKS Professor Sheila Jasanoff wins the Holberg Prize

March 14, 2022

COVID: Looking back and looking ahead

March 7, 2022

Opportunities to learn more about Ukraine

February 28, 2022

The situation in Ukraine

February 24, 2022

Welcome back for the spring semester at HKS

January 24, 2022

Faculty retirements at HKS

December 16, 2021

Greetings—and health advice—before the end-of-semester break 

December 15, 2021

Sad news about Philip Heymann

December 6, 2021

In-person Commencements for the Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022

November 18, 2021

Countering climate change at HKS

November 16, 2021

Better news on COVID cases at HKS

November 8, 2021

COVID caseload among HKS students remains elevated

October 29, 2021

Further action needed regarding COVID

October 25, 2021

Rising COVID cases at HKS

October 22, 2021

Updates on Diversity, Equity, and Anti-Racism at Harvard Kennedy School

October 13, 2021

Professor Marcella Alsan wins a MacArthur Fellowship

September 28, 2021

Very sad news about John Ruggie

September 20, 2021

Upcoming HKS events related to Afghanistan

September 10, 2021

Welcome to the New Academic Year at Harvard Kennedy School

August 31, 2021

The suffering in Afghanistan and other developments in the news

August 26, 2021

Resilience: class of 2021 graduation remarks

May 27, 2021

Six faculty retirements

May 19, 2021

The continued global tragedy of the pandemic

May 4, 2021

Remembering David Hicks

May 3, 2021

HKS's new Academic Dean, new IGA Area Chair, and new MPP Program Chair

April 27, 2021

New Leadership for Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership

April 26, 2021

Remarks at Harvard University Center for African Studies Symposium

April 22, 2021

Race and justice

April 20, 2021

Racism and racial justice

April 19, 2021

Shirley Williams

April 14, 2021

Harvard Kennedy School’s 2021 graduation speaker: Pete Buttigieg 

March 22, 2021

Plans for the summer and fall at Harvard Kennedy School

March 18, 2021

Yesterday’s shootings in Atlanta

March 17, 2021

A year like no other

March 10, 2021

Bloomberg Center for Cities and Bloomberg Professorships

March 2, 2021

Toward American economic recovery

February 25, 2021

Remembering Robert Glauber

February 23, 2021

Welcome to the spring semester

January 27, 2021

In honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15, 2021

Elise Stefanik and the Institute of Politics

January 12, 2021

Plan for the spring semester

January 11, 2021

American democracy

January 7, 2021

The Impact of the U.S. Election on Geopolitics

November 24, 2020

Looking ahead

November 9, 2020

The U.S. election—and an upcoming Kennedy School event

October 28, 2020

Harvard Kennedy School's plans for the spring semester

Harvard Kennedy School’s role in the world today

October 9, 2020

Climate change and Harvard Kennedy School

Diversity, inclusion, belonging, and anti-racism at Harvard Kennedy School

Welcome back

Remembering Dan Fenn

Remembering John Lewis

July 18, 2020

Opposing racism

June 8, 2020

Fiscal policy should do much more in response to the pandemic

June 3, 2020

The fall semester at Harvard Kennedy School

June 3, 2020

The death of George Floyd

May 30, 2020

A renewed understanding: class of 2020 graduation remarks

May 28, 2020

Harvard Kennedy School carries on

March 17, 2020

Forgiveness

February 25, 2020

Why we should not reduce budget deficits now

February 22, 2020

Welcome to the spring term

January 27, 2020

Public lecture at Fulbright University Vietnam

January 14, 2020

Using fiscal policy to fight the next recession

October 16, 2019

Getting and keeping a high-pressure economy

September 26, 2019

A brief appreciation of William Julius Wilson

September 13, 2019

Fall 2019 welcome letter to students, faculty, and staff

September 5, 2019

Yes, we still have the fiscal capacity to deal with a recession

September 3, 2019

Greeting to new students

August 26, 2019

Principled and effective public leadership: class of 2019 graduation remarks

May 30, 2019

Should we reduce federal budget deficits now?

April 10, 2019

Restoring confidence in public leadership

February 20, 2019

Welcome remarks at Harvard Initiative on Aging Symposium

January 3, 2019