Our Mission

The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School develops principled, effective public leaders. A global hub for leadership learning, we integrate academic preparation with practice to build knowledge and character required to make positive change in the world. Our faculty, students, and staff act to set the standard for:

  • Rigorous scholarship
  • Critical exchange of ideas with peers, preeminent leaders, and practitioners
  • On-the-ground learning in communities around the globe