The Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS) offers graduate programs that prepare students to be successful leaders in public service. HKS also offers more than two dozen executive education programs for leaders from the government, corporate, and nonprofit sectors around the world. Coursework explores the intersection of public policy with other disciplines, including science, economics, religion and ethics, law, and urban design. Many HKS faculty engage in topics specifically related to health, and HKS is home to several centers and institutes related to global health issues, including the: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Hauser Institute for Civil Society, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, the Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence project, and Women and Public Policy Program.
The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy has the mission of “realizing global justice through theory, policy and practice.” To achieve this mission, the Carr Center focuses on four pillars: human security, global governance, economic justice, and equality and discrimination. The Carr Center acts as a nexus for those who work on human rights issues through its events and multidisciplinary approaches to law, policy, leadership, public health, negotiation, ethics, and economics.
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation “advances excellence and innovation in governance and public policy through research, education, and public discussion.” The Ash Center has programs or themes on democratic governance, innovations in government, technology, public participation, and local innovation. It also houses the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia, which focuses on research and teaching on public policy.