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The World Won't Wait. Join Us.

Congratulations and welcome to the Harvard Kennedy School community. A lifetime of experiences led you here and the next step will open a new world of possibility. Join a vibrant community of HKS students, faculty, staff, and alumni from around the globe — all united by the goal of improving public policy and public leadership so that we can lead safer, freer, more just, and more prosperous lives. Now more than ever, the world needs leaders like you. It's your time. 

Because of HKS I can make change in the world!

Because of HKS we are life-long friends.

Because of HKS I'm able to make my community better.

I'm grateful to HKS for opening my mind.

Because of HKS I will help change the world!

Stay apprised of upcoming virtual sessions as well as past recorded sessions.
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Engage with Students

You’re invited. Participate in events specially designed to connect you with our dynamic student community.


Get to know us. We are a globally minded and intellectually curious community with stories to share.


Be ready to run for office. Sharpen your political skills with the Kennedy School Student Government.


Get involved. Immerse yourself in the HKS experience with student-led conferences.


Have some fun. Join one of the over 80 student-run organizations, engage with fellow students, and get to know faculty.

Welcome and congratulations from Harvard Kennedy School students!
Engage with Alumni

Take part in unique opportunities to network with and learn from our accomplished alumni. They can’t wait to meet you.


Our alumni carry the shared HKS mission around the globe. Hear more about all they have achieved since leaving campus.


Ha Nguyen MPP 2006  is the chief of staff for the Transportation Security Administration.

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Over 800 alumni and friends returned to campus for a weekend of connecting with their classmates, learning from expert faculty, and reflecting on their HKS experience.
Engage with Faculty

Join us for exclusive events with the world-renowned faculty from around the school who will be teaching your courses.


Our community of faculty, researchers, practitioners, and students are actively working towards shaping policy outcomes and improving people’s lives.


Join a brown bag discussion or read about latest policy research. Our centers fuel leading-edge thinking, supporting investigation and analysis designed to spark action and create sustainable solutions. 


Subscribe to get the latest ideas and stories coming out of HKS.


Listen in as experts in public policy, media, and international affairs discuss the worlds’ pressing public problems.


Read how faculty and alumni are tackling a diverse range of public challenges around the world.

For this year’s MPP Spring Exercise, students focused on COVID-19.

“As we watched the world deal with the spread of the novel coronavirus, we realized we had a unique opportunity for the Spring Exercise,” said Lecturer in Public Policy Eric Rosenbach. “The exercise could use the world as it is, rather than a simulated world, as source material. But we had some big issues to address.” 


Watch the Session

The third and final installment of the HKS spring Dean’s Discussion series, “COVID-19:  Global Crisis Response and Management,”  took place on Thursday, April 30. Faculty panelists Marcella Alsan, Juliette Kayyem, and Dutch Leonard offered what they termed a "brutally honest" assessment of the response to and management of the COVID-19 pandemic, and discussed what lessons we can learn and how best to move forward. As in previous discussions, the panel was moderated by Sarah Wald.

Learn more about the Dean's Discussion series and the April 30 "COVID-19: Global Crisis Response and Management" session.

Digital Currency Wars: How Harvard Faculty Recreated the Situation Room
Engage with Student Resources & Services

We want to get to know you. Join events about the resources we can provide to make life here more manageable.


The Student Services team supports you by providing a range
of programs and services to enhance your student experience. Learn more. 


From setting goals to negotiating a job offer, OCA will help you take concrete steps to get you where you want to go.


Whoever comes with you to HKS, know one important thing: they are welcome here.


ODIB works collaboratively across HKS’s centers, programs, and departments to create accountability, build competency, and mobilize the community toward a more inclusive future.


Support for your educational journey through admissions, financial aid, registrar activities, and beyond.

Degree Programs


Learn the value of earning a Master In Public Policy degree.



Learn the value of earning a Master in Public Administration degree. 


Learn the value of earning a Master in Public Administration in International Development degree. 


Learn the value of earning a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration degree. 

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