HKS Student Journals

We are one of twelve student-run academic journals at the Harvard Kennedy School. Our colleagues cover a range of policy areas and geographies. Please visit their sites to access additional work by members of the Harvard community and its collaborators.

Africa Policy Journal promotes dialogue about African policy and current affairs in the areas of business, culture, design, education, governance, health, and law. The journal was founded at Harvard Kennedy School in 2006 but recently expanded to all schools at Harvard University.

Asian American Policy Review is the first nonpartisan, academic journal in the country dedicated to analyzing public policy issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Founded in 1989, the journal provides a forum for scholarship and publication on issues related to the Asian American community’s political, social, and economic development.

The Citizen is the independent, biweekly Harvard Kennedy School student newspaper, providing a forum for the HKS community to read about news, features and perspectives on global issues; stay current on events at HKS and the broader Harvard community; and express opinion about topics of importance to HKS students.

Harvard Journal of African American Public Policy seeks to educate and provide leadership to improve public policies affecting the African American community. The scholarly review expands the conversation beyond academics and practitioners by discussing issues and topics ranging from philosophy, urban planning, to literature.

Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy was founded in 1985 as an academic review that publishes works on politics and policy, and focuses on policy issues that impact the Latino community in the United States.

Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy presents analysis and new perspectives, addresses complex issues, and explores growing trends shaping the contemporary Middle East and North Africa region.

Kennedy School Review was founded in 2000 to offer analysis and insight, and put forward pragmatic, innovative solutions for major modern issues. KSR publishes timely articles that influence policymakers and practitioners, stimulate public debate, and showcase the best work of HKS students.

Latin America Policy Journal aspires to create a strong community of emerging and united Latin American leaders, to discuss the region’s most pressing problems. Journal contributors include current and former presidents, scholars, policymakers, journalists, and students reflecting on the challenges of democratization in Latin America.

LGBTQ Policy Journal publishes interdisciplinary work on policymaking and politics that impact the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community. Founded in 2011, the journal strives to improve public policies affecting LGBTQ communities by furthering reflection and debate on the economic, political, and social consequences of public policy regimes for LGBTQ individuals.

Singapore Policy Journal publishes rigorous analyses of Singapore policy written by students and researchers, to encourage discussion among policymakers and the public. The online-only journal selects and condenses these analyses each month to help moderate and elevate policy discussions in Singapore.

Human Rights Policy Journal aims to be a leading source of insight and critical analysis on important human rights issues facing the world today. As the newest student publication at HKS, the journal provides a platform for students, policymakers, practitioners, activists and the broader community to meaningfully highlight and discuss key human rights concerns.

Women’s Policy Journal of Harvard is a student-run, nonpartisan review dedicated to publishing interdisciplinary work on policy making and politics affecting women.