John F. Kennedy School of Government

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The John F. Kennedy School of Government (which also appears to share the name Harvard Institute for International Development?) is a school within Harvard University that offers graduate degrees in public policy and public administration, as well as conducting research in various subjects relating to politics and government.

It was originally Harvard's Graduate School of Public Administration, which had been founded in 1936, and drew its faculty from the existing government and economics departments. In the 1960s, the school expanded to research in public policy, brought in more economics and analytic work to what had been more of a management study, and established a two year "Master in Public Policy Program".

Also in the 1960s, the Institute of Politics (IOP) was established as a memorial to John F. Kennedy.

The various programs were brought together in a single school in 1978.

As of 2003, the school has over 100 faculty and over 800 students. Its alumni include commentator Bill O'Reilly.

Adapted from the Wikipedia article John F. Kennedy School of Government



John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone (617) 495-1100