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HKS Diversity Course
Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Diversity Course

Beginning this semester, the length of Harvard Kennedy School's mandatory race and public policy course has been extended from two weeks to a full semester.

HKS Equity Coalition
Crime

Kennedy School Lab to Launch Alternative 911 Response Initiative in Five Jurisdictions

Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab announced last week the selection of five areas that will participate in a new initiative aimed at implementing alternative responses to non-violent 911 calls.

HKS Diversity Course
Race

Kennedy School Expands Mandatory Race and Public Policy Courses to Full Semester

First-year students beginning the Public Policy Master’s Program at the Harvard Kennedy School this month became the inaugural class to participate in two half-semester race and racism classes, after the school moved to expand the mandatory courses from two weeks to an entire semester.

IOP 09/16
IOP

IOP 09/16

Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) speaks at an IOP Forum event Thursday afternoon, moderated by Alexander K. Park '23, left, and Alexis A. Elliot '22, right.

IOP 09/16
IOP

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark Discusses Democratic Agenda at JFK Jr. Forum Event

United States Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) discussed her career in public service, the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” agenda, and current challenges to U.S. democracy at an Institute of Politics event Thursday.

IOP 09/16 2
IOP

IOP 09/16 2

Representative Katherine M. Clark of Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District speaks in front of a crowd of students on Thursday.

HKS IOP Forum
IOP

HKS IOP Forum

The Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School hosted their first forum event of the new school year Thursday afternoon.

Weather HKS
Harvard Kennedy School

Weather HKS

People walk by the Harvard Kennedy School on a rainy Thursday afternoon before an Institute of Politics event begins.

IOP Watch Event Super Tuesday
Student Groups

Harvard Institute of Politics Names Fall 2021 Resident Fellows

Former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry and recent U.S. Senate candidate Sarah I. Gideon headline a cohort of six eminent political figures who will serve as resident fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced Wednesday.

Laura Manley
Research

Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center Names Laura Manley as New Executive Director

Laura Manley will serve as executive director of the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center beginning Sept. 7, the Center announced earlier this month.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Merges Financial Aid and Admissions Teams, Laying Off Seven

The Harvard Kennedy School merged its financial aid and admissions teams in July, laying off five employees in the school’s Student Financial Services department and two in Admissions and Recruitment while creating eight new positions.

Pete Buttigieg HKS Graduation 2021
Politics

Pete Buttigieg Delivers Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Speech

U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former presidential candidate Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04 emphasized the generation-defining nature of the current political moment in a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School’s virtual graduation ceremony Thursday.

Institute of Politics
Student Groups

Institute of Politics Hosts Day of Civic Action

The Institute of Politics, in partnership with Harvard College, hosted a “Day of Civic Action” Thursday, with the goal of encouraging civic participation among students.

John Kerry
Politics

Presidential Climate Envoy John Kerry Discusses Climate Crisis as National Security Threat at HKS Conference

John F. Kerry, former Secretary of State and current Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, joined intelligence experts and other stakeholders at a Harvard Kennedy School conference on the geopolitical, intelligence, and national security implications of climate change on Friday.

Kennedy School
Politics

Paris Climate Agreement Lead Negotiator Highlights Urgency of Climate Change Crisis at HKS Event

Christiana Figueres, the lead negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement, discussed the need for timely action to fight the climate crisis at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace on Thursday.

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