John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (also known as Harvard Kennedy School and HKS) is a [1 ] 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.
The School's primary campus is located off of
John F. Kennedy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The main buildings overlook the Charles River, southwest of Harvard Yard and Harvard Square, on the site of a former MBTA Red Line trainyard. The School is adjacent to the public riverfront John F. Kennedy Memorial Park.
Since 2004, the School's Dean has been
David Ellwood, who is also the Scott M. Black Professor of Political Economy at HKS. Previously, Ellwood was an assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services in the Clinton Administration. [2 ] History [edit ] Graduate School of Public Administration [edit ]
Harvard Kennedy School was originally the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA), and was founded in 1936 with a $2 million gift (equivalent to ~$30 million in 2010) from
Lucius N. Littauer, a graduate of Harvard College. The School drew its initial faculty from Harvard's existing government and economics departments, and welcomed its first students in 1937. [3 ]
The School's original home was in the Littauer Center north of Harvard Yard, now the home of the
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Economics Department. The first students at the Graduate School were so-called "Littauer Fellows," participating in a one-year course listing which later developed into the school's mid-career Master in Public Administration program. In the 1960s, the School began to develop today's public policy degree and course curriculum in the Master in Public Policy program. Renaming and move [edit ]
In 1966, the School was renamed for President
John F. Kennedy. By 1978, the faculty—notably presidential scholar and adviser Richard Neustadt, foreign policy scholar and later dean of the School Graham Allison, Richard Zeckhauser, and Edith Stokey—had orchestrated the consolidation of the School's programs and research centers in the present campus. Under the terms of Littauer's original grant, the current HKS campus also features a building called Littauer.
In addition to playing a critical role in the development of the School's modern era, Neustadt, who at the time served as the Assistant Dean, was also the founding Director of the
Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP), created in 1966 in honor of President Kennedy. The IOP has been housed on the Kennedy School campus since 1978, and today the Institute puts on a series of programs, speeches and study groups for Harvard undergraduates and graduate students. The [4 ] John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum in the new Littauer building is both the site of IOP forum events as well as a major social gathering place between HKS courses. Academics [edit ] HKS courses [edit ]
are divided into the following listing of policy areas: [5 ]
In addition to offerings in the HKS course listing, students are eligible to cross-register for many courses at the other graduate and professional schools at Harvard. Students are also able to sample beyond the Harvard and HKS course listing at the
MIT Sloan School of Management, at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and at the MIT School of Architecture and Planning. Areas and Faculty Chairs [edit ]
In lieu of academic departments, the school divides the school and HKS course listing
into six areas, each headed by a faculty "area chair." The areas and chairs for HKS courses are: [5 ] Management, Leadership and Decision Sciences - Professor Mary Joe Bane International Relations, Science, and Security - Professor William Clark Democracy, Politics and Institutions - Professor Alexander Keyssar International Development - Professor Asim Khwaja Social and Urban Policy - Professor Jose Gomez-Ibanez Markets, Business and Government - Professor Christopher Avery Degrees [edit ]
Currently, Harvard Kennedy School offers four master's degree programs.
The [6 ] Master of Public Policy (MPP) program focuses on policy analysis, economics, management in the public sector, and policy design.
There are also three separate
Master in Public Administration (MPA) programs: a one-year "mid-career program" (MC/MPA), intended for professionals more than seven years from college graduation; a two-year MPA program intended for professionals that have an additional graduate degree and are more recently out of school; and a two-year International Development track (MPA/ID) focused on development studies, and with a strong emphasis on economics and quantitative analysis. Among the members of the mid-career MPA class are the Mason Fellows, who currently serve as public and private executives from developing countries.
In addition to the master's programs, HKS also administers four doctoral programs. PhD degrees are awarded in
Political Economy and Government, Public Policy, and Social Policy, in conjunction with the Departments of Government and Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, as well as in Health Policy, in conjunction with FAS and the Harvard School of Public Health. Joint and concurrent degrees [edit ]
The Harvard Kennedy School has a number of joint and concurrent degree programs, within Harvard and with other leading universities, which allow students to receive multiple degrees in a reduced period of time. Joint and current students spend at least one year in residence in Cambridge taking HKS courses. At Harvard, HKS joint degree programs are run with
Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, and concurrent programs are offered with Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Medical School.
Beyond Harvard, HKS has concurrent degree arrangements with other law, business, and medical schools. These include:
MIT Sloan School of Management; Stanford Business School; Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College; The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Columbia Law School; Duke University School of Law; Georgetown University Law Center; New York University School of Law; Northwestern University School of Law; Stanford Law School; University of California, Berkeley School of Law; University of Michigan Law School; University of Pennsylvania Law School; Yale Law School; and UCSF Medical Center. [7 ] MPP Policy Areas of Concentration [edit ]
Students enrolled in the Master in Public Policy program select a major, called a Policy Area of Concentration, on which they focus their coursework, take a year-long research seminar in their second year, and prepare a master's thesis, called a Policy Analysis Exercise. These concentration areas are:
Business and Government Policy Democracy, Politics and Institutions International and Global Affairs International Trade and Finance Political and Economic Development Social and Urban Policy Centers [edit ]
Harvard Kennedy School is home to 15 centers, several of which are located at HKS but University-wide.
[8 ] Notable current and former HKS faculty [edit ] Student life [edit ]
Kennedy School women's team outside the Weld Boathouse preparing to row the Head of the Charles
There is an active student life at HKS. Most of the activities are centered around interest-driven student 'caucuses,' the student government (Kennedy School Student Government, known as KSSG), a student newspaper (
The Citizen), student-edited policy journals, and a number of athletic groups.
Elections for HKS student government are among the most lively of the activities at the School. The KSSG is led by a President, Executive Vice President, functional Vice Presidents and Class Representatives. The KSSG is also responsible for overseeing the interest caucuses at the School.
The courtyard between the main Kennedy School buildings is a key attraction for students, who gather there to work on their assignments, have lunch, or relax. During the warmer months, the School frequently sponsors beer and barbecue events which give students the opportunity to socialize. During the colder months, "Quorum Calls" are held in one of the indoor atriums, to celebrate the end of each week of HKS courses with friends.
Rankings [edit ]
Harvard Kennedy School receives high rankings in the
U.S. News & World Report listing of top graduate schools of public affairs. In the 2012 rankings, HKS is ranked third overall, and is ranked first in the subcategories of public policy analysis, health policy & management, and social policy. Kennedy's foreign affairs offerings are also ranked at or near the top of [24 ] magazine's Foreign Policy Inside the Ivory Tower survey, which lists the world's top twenty international relations programs at the undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. levels. In 2012, for example, the survey ranked HKS first overall for doctoral and undergraduate programs and third overall in the Master's category. [25 ] [26 ] HKS degree program alumni [edit ] Government and politics [edit ] Anthony A. Nguyen(HKS '12-HKS '11)-President Air Force Law Center Corp. Adolfo Aguilar Zínser (MPA ’78) – former Mexican National Security Adviser and Ambassador to the United Nations Ami Ayalon (MPA ’92) – member, Israeli Knesset Ed Balls - member, House of Commons, and former Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Nisrin Barwari (MPA ’99) – Minister of Municipalities and Public Works of Iraq Doug Bereuter (MPA '73) - former U.S. Congressman, Nebraska J. Richard Blankenship (MPA '08) - former U.S. Ambassador to The Bahamas André Boisclair (MPA ‘05) - former leader of Parti Québécois; former Quebec Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Nicholas Boles (MPP ‘89) - former director of Policy Exchange, now Member of Parliament (United Kingdom) Brendan F. Boyle (MPP '05) - member, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 170th District Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (MPA ‘00) - President of Mexico Robert Castelli (MPA ‘96) - member, New York State Assembly, 89th District Andrew Card (’80) (did not graduate) - former U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush; White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush Rajkumar Chellaraj (MPA '86) - former Assistant Secretary of State for Administration, United States Department of State Frank Chikane (MPA ‘95) - member, African National Congress; South African adviser to the President Aneesh Chopra (MPP '97) - U.S. Chief Technology Officer under President Barack Obama Henry Cisneros (MPA '73) - former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Lee Clarke (MPA '67) - former U.S. Ambassador to Uzbekistan Frances D. Cook (MPA '78) - former U.S. Ambassador to Oman Gerry Connolly (MPA '79) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 11th District of Virginia David Cunliffe (MPA ’95) - member, Parliament of New Zealand Joseph Curtatone (MC/MPA ’11) - mayor, Somerville, Massachusetts Božidar Đelić (MPA, MBA '91) - Vice-President of Serbia, former Minister of Finance John R. Davis, Jr. (MPA '65) - former U.S. Ambassador to Poland Henry DeSio (MPA '01) - Deputy Assistant to U.S. President Barack Obama for Management and Administration; COO, Obama for America '08 Shaun Donovan (MPA '95) - U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj (MPA ‘02) - President of Mongolia Theodore L. Eliot, Jr. (MPA '56) - former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Anna Escobedo Cabral (MPA ‘90) - former U.S. Treasurer José María Figueres (MPA ‘91) - former President of Costa Rica, CEO of the World Economic Forum Robert S. Gelbard (MPA '79) - former U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia and Bolivia Hector Gramajo (MPA ‘95) – former Defense Minister of Guatemala Alan Grayson (MPP/JD '83) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District of Florida Katherine Harris (MPA ‘97) – member, U.S. House of Representatives, 13th District of Florida; former Florida Secretary of State Yoshimasa Hayashi (MPA ’94) - former Minister of Defense, former Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Japan Teo Chee Hean (MPA '86) - Deputy Prime Minister, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs of Singapore [27 ] Keith Hennessey (MPP '94) - former director, White House National Economic Council Brian Higgins (MPA '96) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 27th District of New York Stephen Horn (MPA '55) - former U.S. Congressman, California Rafael Hui (MPA ‘83) – former Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Vuk Jeremić (MPA/ID ’03) - 2012 President of the United Nations General Assembly; former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (MPA ‘71) - President of Liberia, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shane Jones (MPA '91) - member, Parliament of New Zealand, and chair of finance committee Raymond W. Kelly (MPA '84) - New York City Police Commissioner Lim Hng Kiang (MPA ‘85) - Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore; member of the Cabinet of Singapore Ban Ki-moon (MPA ‘84) – United Nations Secretary General Jim Langevin (MPA '94) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District of Rhode Island Andrew Leigh (PhD '04) - member, Australian House of Representatives Mark D. Levine (MPP '95) - member, New York City Council, 7th District John P. Lewis (MPA '43) - former Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers Joseph Limprecht (MPA '81) - former U.S. Ambassador to Albania Lee Hsien Loong (MPA ‘80) - Prime Minister of Singapore Leopoldo Lopez (MPP ’96) - mayor of Chacao Municipality, Caracas, Venezuela Stephen F. Lynch (MPA ‘99) – member, U.S. House of Representatives, 9th District of Massachusetts Miguel de la Madrid (MPA ‘65) - former President of Mexico Dan Maffei (MPP '95) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 25th District of New York Nabiel Makarim (MPA '84) - former Minister of the Environment of the Republic of Indonesia Jamil Mahuad (MPA '89) - former President of Ecuador Fernando Martín García (JD '75) - Puerto Rican politician and former Senator John T. McCarthy (MPA '73) - former U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia Mark McClellan (MPA ‘91) – former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration; former administrator of Medicare and Medicaid David Medina - (MPP '93) - Deputy chief of staff, U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama Yam Ah Mee (MPA '91) - Chief Executive Director of People's Association, Singapore Francis J. Meehan (MPA '57) - former U.S. Ambassador to East Germany Toshimitsu Motegi (MPP '83) - Financial Services Minister of Japan Jim Moody (MPA '67) - former U.S. Congressman, Wisconsin Daniel Mudd (MPA '86) - former president and CEO of U.S. Fannie Mae Elias Mudzuri (MPA ) - former Mayor of Harare George Muñoz (MPP/JD '78) - former CFO of the U.S. Department of Treasury; former president and CEO of OPIC Charles A. Murphy, (MPA '02), member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee [28 ] Elizabeth (Betsy) Myers (MPA ’00) – COO, Obama for America '08 Andrew Natsios (MPA '79) former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan, and administrator of U.S. Agency for International Development Christine Nixon (MPA '85) - Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police Herbert S. Okun (MPA '59) - former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Francis Pangilinan (MPA '98) - Senator and the Majority Leader of the Senate of the Philippines Marcus Peacock (MPP ’86) - former Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Cao Duc Phat (MPA '95) - Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam Larry Pressler (MPA ’66) - former U.S. Senator from South Dakota William Proxmire (MPA '48) - former U.S. Senator from Wisconsin Jack Reed (MPP ’73) - U.S. Senator from Rhode Island Angelo Reyes (MPA ’90) - Secretary of the Department of Energy of the Philippines; former Secretary of National Defense of the Philippines Eduardo Rodríguez (MPA '88) - former President of Bolivia Pete Rouse (MPA '77) - White House Chief of Staff under President Barack Obama Carlos Salinas de Gortari (MPA ’73, Phd ‘76) - former President of Mexico Joe Sestak (MPA '84) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 7th District of Pennsylvania Tharman Shanmugaratnam (MPA) - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Finance and Minister for Manpower of Singapore Yasuhisa Shiozaki (MPA ‘82) – former Chief Cabinet Secretary, Japan Rob Simmons (MPA '79) - former U.S. Congressman, Connecticut Barry Smitherman (MPA) - member of the Texas Railroad Commission Frederick Sumaye (MPA '07) former Prime Minister of Tanzania Nancy Sutley (MPP '86) - Director of White House Council on Environmental Quality Syahrir (MPA ’80, PhD ‘83) - Economic Adviser in the Republic of Indonesia's Council of Presidential Advisors William B. Taylor, Jr. (MPP '77) - U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine James D. Theberge (MPA '65) - former U.S. Ambassador to Chile Peter G. Torkildsen (MPA '90) - former U.S. Congressman, Massachusetts; former chair of Massachusetts Republican Party Robert Torricelli (MPA '80) - former U.S. Senator from New Jersey Pierre Elliott Trudeau (MA '45, GSPA) - former Prime Minister of Canada Sir Donald Tsang (MPA ’82) - Hong Kong Chief Executive John Tsang (MPA ’82) - Financial Secretary of Hong Kong Chris Van Hollen (MPP ’85) - member, U.S. House of Representatives, 8th District of Maryland Paul Volcker (MA ‘51, GSPA) – former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve; economic advisor to President Barack Obama Earl Anthony Wayne (MPA '84) - U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Kevin White (MA '57, GSPA) – Boston, Massachusetts former mayor David Wilhelm (MPP '90) - campaign manager, Clinton/Gore '92; former chair, Democratic National Committee Anthony A. Williams (MPP/JD ’87) – Washington, D.C. former mayor Gita Wirjawan (MPA '00) - Minister of Trade, former Head of the Investment Coordinating Board, Republic of Indonesia [29 ] Paul Heroux, (MPA 2011) State Representative from Massachusetts Non-profit [edit ] Military [edit ] Ahmad Ramli bin Mohd Nor (MPA '82) - Royal Malaysian Navy, Admiral; The 9th Chief of the Royal Malaysian Navy John C. Acton, a retired United States Coast Guard rear admiral who serves as the Director of Operations Coordination for DHS. Acton formerly served as Director of the [30 ] DHS Presidential Transition Team. [31 ] [32 ] Christopher C. Ames (MPA '91) - U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Franklin J. Blaisdell - U.S. Air Force Major General Michael E. Fortney - U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Jeffrey Fowler (MPA '90) - United States Navy, Vice Admiral; Superintendent, United States Naval Academy John C. Harvey (MPA '88) - United States Navy, Admiral; Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command Robert C. Hinson - U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Charles Hooper (MPA '89) - U.S. Army General William E. Ingram, Jr. - U.S. Army Lieutenant General and Director of the Army National Guard Richard C. Johnston - U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr. (MPA '80) - United States Army, Lt. Col.; author of The Army and Vietnam Rick Linnehan (MPA '09) - astronaut Christopher Loria (MPA'04) - astronaut Robert W. Parker - U.S. Air Force Major General Rowayne A. "Wayne" Schatz Jr. (MPP '85) - U.S. Air Force Major General Timothy S. Sullivan - U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Guy C. Swan III (MPA '86) - U.S. Army Major General, Commanding General of the Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region Jack Weinstein - U.S. Air Force Major General Academia [edit ] William Alonso (MCP ’56) – economist, former director of Harvard Center for Population Studies Douglas Anderson (MPA ’76, PhD ’78) – Dean, Utah State University Huntsman School of Business Lawrence S. Bacow (MPP '76, PhD '76) – President of Tufts University Steve Charnovitz (MPP '83) - associate professor, George Washington University Jose Gomez-Ibanez (MPP '72, PhD '74) - Derek Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, Harvard University Cecil Hale (MPA' 95)- Professor, City College of San Francisco Ronald A. Heifetz (MPA '83) - co-founder, Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University Stephen Horn (MPA '55) - former president of California State University, Long Beach Ira Jackson (MPA ‘86) – Dean, Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University Mark Lilla (MPP ’80) – professor, Columbia University Mark Moore (MPP '71, PhD '74) - Hauser Professor of Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard Kennedy School Joan Parrott-Fonseca (MPA '98) - Dean, School of Business, Medger Evers College, CUNY Henry Richardson (MPP '81) - Professor of philosophy at Georgetown University Alasdair S. Roberts (MPP '86) - professor, Suffolk University Law School Donald M. Stewart (MPA '69) - former president of Spelman College Michael J. Stuart (MPA '84) - Director, Tax Law Institute, IRS Approved Sponsor of Continuing Professional Education for Enrolled Agents Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (MPA '66) - former president of George Washington University Jonathan Zittrain (MPA/JD '95) - professor, Harvard Law School; co-founder Berkman Center at Harvard Journalism [edit ] Business [edit ] Gregory C. Carr (MPP '86) - founder, Boston Technology Leonard S. Coleman, Jr. (MPA '75) - former president of the National League Gregory B. Kenny (MPA '82) - CEO of General Cable Bruce Kovner (’71) – founder and Chairman, Caxton Associates Debra L. Lee (MPP/JD '80) - President and CEO, Black Entertainment Television Daniel N. Mendelson (MPP '90) - President and CEO, Avalere Health David Morehouse (MPA '99) - President, Pittsburgh Penguins Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani (MPA '82) - Chairman, Mondoil Enterprises Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg (MPA '71) - founder, President, CEO of Strategic Investment Group Judith C. Pelham (MPA '75) - former CEO of Trinity Health Jerome Rappaport (MPA '63) - founder and Chairman, the New Boston Fund Greg Rosenbaum (MPP/JD '77) - CEO, Empire Kosher Poultry, Inc. Peter Sands (MPA '88) - Group CEO, Standard Chartered Klaus Schwab (MPA ’67) – founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum Mark Schwartz (MPP '79) - former CEO of Soros Fund Management Faryar Shirzad (MPP' 89) - managing director, Goldman Sachs, former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor George Williams (MPA '75) - Williams Partners, Inc. Arts [edit ] Other [edit ] See also [edit ] References [edit ] ^ Kennedy School Web site asks what you can do — The Harvard University Gazette ^ Harvard Kennedy School - David Ellwood ^ Harvard Kennedy School - History ^ Kumar, Martha Joynt. "Richard Elliott Neustadt, 1919-2003: a tribute," Presidential Studies Quarterly, Mar. 1, 2004, pg. 1 ^ a b HKS Course Listing ^ Harvard Kennedy School - Office of Admissions ^ Harvard Kennedy School - Joint & Concurrent Degrees ^ Harvard Kennedy School - Centers ^ Harvard - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs ^ Carr Center for Human Rights Policy | John F. Kennedy School of Government | Harvard University ^ http://cid.harvard.edu ^ http://www.hks.harvard.edu/leadership ^ Harvard University Institute of Politics ^ Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics : Home ^ Shorenstein Center Home Page ^ Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government ^ Rappaport Institute of Greater Boston ^ The Taubman Center: ^ http://www.hks.harvard.edu/socpol/ ^ Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies - Home Page ^ Women and Public Policy Program ^ Harvad-MIT Observatory of Economic Complexity: ^ http://www.hks.harvard.edu/layout/set/popup/news-events/news/press-releases/iop-fall-fellows-2012 ^ America's Best Graduate Schools 2008: Complete Guide to Public Affairs Programs ^ Avey et al (Jan/Feb 2012). "Ivory Tower". Foreign Policy . Retrieved 6 February 2012. ^ "TRIP Around the World: Teaching, Research, and Policy Views of International Relations Faculty in 20 Countries". Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations. College of William & Mary . Retrieved 6 February 2012. ^ http://www.cabinet.gov.sg/CabinetAppointments/Mr+Teo+Chee+Hean.htm ^ "CHARLES 'CHARLEY' A. MURPHY'S BIOGRAPHY". Project Vote Smart . Retrieved February 2, 2013. ^ http://www.stgallen-symposium.org/de-ch/Symposium/42-SGS-Faculty-CV/Wirjawan.aspx ^ "Department of Homeland Security Leadership structure" . Retrieved February 24, 2010. ^ "Statement by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff on the Department’s Transition Efforts". Homeland Security. November 6, 2008 . Retrieved February 24, 2010. ^ Matt Kohut, Harvard Kennedy School " A Steady Hand during a Time of Transition" December 2, 2008 ^ Harvard strips Russian spy of degree. Boston Herald, July 17, 2010 ^ Suspect in Spy Case Cultivated Friends Made at Harvard. New York Times, July 1, 2010 External links [edit ] Coordinates: 42°22′17″N 71°07′20″W / 42.37145°N 71.12210°W