The HKS Student Policy Review

Harvard students are at the forefront of shaping solutions to pressing problems. The HKS Student Policy Review empowers them to share their policy research, insights, and opinions.

The student publications program was founded at the Kennedy School in 1985 with The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy. From 1985 until 2023, the program expanded to encompass more than a dozen publications focused on a variety of regions, countries, and topics.

Since its inception, the program has offered Harvard students the ability to publish their policy research and opinions as well as the opportunity to learn communication skills applicable to all career paths students might follow.

During the summer of 2023, the Shorenstein Center began building a new platform for the program, called The HKS Student Policy Review. This new platform opened the doors for students to publish on any policy topic, region, or country, including those previously omitted by the student publications program.

Our mission is to:

  • Offer Harvard students a substantive learning experience in media production, audience building, communication techniques, publication, and promotion
  • Provide a platform for students to engage with and offer solutions to the most pressing policy issues of our time

By allowing students to explore different forms of media and communication on an experiential level, we aim to better equip them to navigate the information environment and to lead, both in their professional and personal lives.

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in The HKS Student Policy Review are those of the author(s) and/or interviewees only, and do not represent the views of the Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, the editors of The HKS Student Policy Review, or any of its affiliates. All content is edited and published by Harvard students. Students are expected to publish content that is accurate, fair, well-researched, and transparent with sources, data, and intent.


Join the HKS Student Policy Review —
We offer Harvard students an opportunity to engage with the most important policy issues of our time, across a range of topics and regions.


Any active Harvard student or alumni can submit policy-focused content for publication.

We seek to have students publish on any topic, region, or country across any format of digital media.

This includes:

  • Research
  • Analysis
  • Op-Eds
  • Videos
  • Podcasts
  • Interviews
  • Social Media
  • Infographics
  • And more!

Only Harvard affiliates can access this form.

Write for us

Get in touch with your inner journalist. Share your research, opinions, and ideas. Put your academic skills to practice.

Consider getting involved in the HKS Student Policy Review to research, write, and learn about policy in a new way. The HKS Student Policy Review offers Harvard students an opportunity to engage with the most important policy issues of our time, across a whole range of topics and regions.

Student publications are managed by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy.

Email Program Coordinator Max Boland for more information.


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