Get in touch with your inner journalist. Put your academic research skills to practice.

The student-run journals and student newspaper at Harvard Kennedy School are ways for you to research, write and learn about policy and publish your experiences and opinions. And as you do, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with HKS faculty members who help advise and guide students as they work on their publications.  

Here is a current roster of our student-run publications:

Africa Policy Journal

Africa Policy Journal promotes dialogue about African policy and current affairs in the areas of business, culture, design, education, governance, health and law. The journal was founded at Harvard Kennedy School in 2006 but recently expanded to all schools at Harvard University.

Asian American Policy Review

Asian American Policy Review is the first nonpartisan, academic journal in the country dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Founded in 1989, the journal provides a forum for scholarship and publication on issues related to the Asian American community’s political, social and economic development.

The Citizen

The Citizen is the independent, biweekly Harvard Kennedy School student newspaper, providing a forum for the HKS community to read about news, features and perspectives on global issues; stay current on events at HKS and the broader Harvard community; and express opinion about topics of importance to HKS students.

Harvard Kennedy School Journal of African American Public Policy

Harvard Kennedy School Journal of African American Public Policy seeks to educate and provide leadership to improve public policies affecting the African-American community. The scholarly review expands the conversation beyond academics and practitioners by discussing issues and topics ranging from philosophy to urban planning to literature.

Human Rights Policy Journal

Human Rights Policy Journal aims to be a leading source of insight and critical analysis on important human rights issues facing the world today. As the newest student publication at HKS, the journal provides a platform for students, policymakers, practitioners, activists and the broader community to meaningfully highlight and discuss key human rights concerns.

Journal of Hispanic Policy

Journal of Hispanic Policy was founded in 1985 as an academic review that publishes works on politics and policy, and focuses on policy issues that affect the Latino community in the United States.

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy presents analysis and new perspectives, addresses complex issues and explores growing trends shaping the contemporary Middle East and North Africa region.

Kennedy School Review

Kennedy School Review was founded in 2000 to offer analysis and insight and put forward pragmatic, innovative solutions for major modern issues. KSR publishes timely articles that influence policymakers and practitioners, stimulate public debate and showcase the best work of HKS students.

Latin America Policy Journal

Latin America Policy Journal aspires to create a strong community of emerging and united Latin American leaders as well as to discuss the region’s most pressing problems. Journal contributors include current and former presidents, scholars, policymakers, journalists and students reflecting on the challenges of democratization in Latin America.

LGBTQ Policy Journal

LGBTQ Policy Journal publishes interdisciplinary work on policymaking and politics that impact the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Founded in 2011, the journal strives to improve public policies affecting LGBTQ communities by furthering reflection and debate on the economic, political and social consequences of public policy regimes for LGBTQ individuals.

Singapore Policy Journal

Singapore Policy Journal publishes analyses of Singapore policy written by students and researchers with the goal of encouraging discussion among policymakers and the public. The online-only journal selects and condenses these analyses each month to help moderate and elevate policy discussions in Singapore.

Women's Policy Journal

Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard is a student-run, nonpartisan review dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary work on policy making and politics affecting women.

For Kennedy School journals, policy beyond the classroom

Students explain in Harvard Magazine that, through the publications, they are better able to connect their time as students with their past experiences in the field and their future career aspirations.