Student Publications

Asian American Policy Review

Founded in 1989, the 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 (AAPI) community.

HKS Journal of Hispanic Policy

We are a premier publication focused on public policy issues that impact Latinx and Hispanic communities in the United States and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1985, we are the oldest student-run policy journal at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy (JMEPP)

Founded in 2011, JMEPP presents cutting-edge analysis on the contemporary Middle East and North Africa

Harvard Journal of African American Policy

Created as an effort to promote, discuss and disseminate perspectives affecting communities of color, our mission is to educate and empower in order to improve the quality of public policies affecting the African American community specifically and the African diaspora at-large.

Women’s Policy Journal

The Women’s Policy Journal is a student-run, nonpartisan review dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary work on policy making and politics affecting women. Established in 2001, WPJ published ten volumes before entering a 5-year hiatus in 2013. In 2017, the journal was revived by a group of passionate Harvard Kennedy School student editors dedicated to reigniting the battle for gender equality.

LGBTQ Policy Journal

The mission of The LGBTQ Policy Journal at the Harvard Kennedy School is to inspire thoughtful debate, challenge commonly-held beliefs, and move the conversation forward on LGBT rights and equality.


Student Groups

AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) Caucus at Harvard Kennedy School

The Asian Pacific American Caucus strives to promote critical cross-dimensional discourse to prepare leaders for public service, to unite a diverse set of interests within the Asian Pacific American community and with all other communities, to advocate for these interests in a manner that is conducive to growth, to represent issues facing the Asian Pacific American community, and to educate students and the public on these issues.

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Latinx Caucus at HKS

The Latinx Caucus at the Kennedy School is a registered student organization seeking to build community and advocate for the rights of Latinx students.

Women in Power PIC

WIP’s mission is to help women* at HKS succeed through an inclusive and supportive community, professional-development opportunities, and advocacy on and off-campus.*including all cis and trans women and gender non-binary students.

Gender Policy Union

The Gender Policy Union (GPU) is the HKS forum for exploring issues of gender equality, sexual health, sexual violence, gender identity, and more.


HKS Student-Led Conferences

Conference on Poverty and Inequality | Facebook

Black Policy Conference

Women in Power Conference