A school usually measures time in academic years. But as the calendar year comes to an end, we share a collection of the most arresting and suggestive photos from 2018—from the Parkland students to Malala, from commencement to Election Day.

In March, the Parkland students visited the JFK Jr. Forum and shared how they are working to transform the pain and tragedy they experienced into a powerful national movement.
Lin Manuel Miranda kicked off the second “America Adelante” conference, hosted by the Center for Public Leadership. He encouraged Latinx students and leaders to make their voices heard.
Harvard's 367th Commencement took place in May—with over 600 Kennedy School graduates receiving degrees.
In July, Lawrence S. Bacow became Harvard's 29th president. President Bacow is the first Harvard Kennedy School graduate to lead the University.
Every academic year at HKS starts with a demonstration of our commitment to public service. This year, 200+ Kennedy School community members came out and volunteered at nine locations across Greater Boston.
Samantha Power, professor and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is pictured giving a lecture to her fall 2018 students.
In October, HKS reached 90% participation in the Harvard Votes Challenge, a nonpartisan University-wide effort to increase voter registration among eligible students.
Mark Gearan, director of the Institute of Politics, kicks off the 2018 midterm elections watch party in the JFK Jr. Forum.
At the JFK Jr. Forum, Bryan Stevenson MPP/JD 1985 spoke to an at-capacity crowd and outlined four guidelines to follow in order to change the world.
Malala Yousafzai, recipient of the 2018 Gleitsman Activist Award, spoke of refugees, the importance of quality education, and her relationship with her father.

Photos by Raychel Casey, Tom Fitzsimmons, Natalie Montaner, and Martha Stewart