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Learn. Lead. Serve.

Through research, teaching, and engagement with practitioners, Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government improves public policy and public leadership so that people can live in societies that are safer, freer, more just, and more sustainably prosperous lives.

Our faculty, students, staff, 20,000 degree program alumni, and 50,000 executive education participants tackle a diverse range of public challenges in the United States and around the world.

Our teaching, research, and engagement with practitioners focus on these priorities:

  • Protecting security and freedom
  • Strengthening democracy
  • Advancing social justice and human rights
  • Increasing economic well-being
  • Enhancing sustainability
  • Improving public leadership and management