The Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University (also known as John F. Kennedy School of Government) is a public policy and public administration school, and one of Harvard's graduate and professional schools. It offers master's degrees in public policy, public administration, and international development, grants several doctoral degrees, administers executive programs for senior government officials, and conducts research in subjects relating to politics, government, international affairs, and economics.
Today the Kennedy School has evolved into one of the world’s most eminent social science research institutions – housing 15 research centers and institutes and more than thirty executive education and degree programs – with worldwide reach and influence. More than 46,000 Kennedy School alumni reside in more than 200 countries and territories and serve in a wide range of positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
Harvard Kennedy School is home to 15 centers, several of which are located at HKS but University-wide.
Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Center for International Development
Center for Public Leadership
Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations
Institute of Politics
Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics
Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy
Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
Joint Center for Housing Studies
Women and Public Policy Program
Harvard-MIT Observatory of economic complexity