About us

digital HKS is an initiative at Harvard Kennedy School committed to teaching public leaders how to understand the relationship between technology, data, and the public interest by teaching public leaders to understand how to design, build, and engage with digital technologies as they relate to civic participation, equity, governance, and accountability. digital HKS explores digital technology and the public interest by focusing on areas such as:

  • Digital service delivery
  • Government as a platform
  • Product management and design
  • Governance of government technology
  • Open data and data standards
  • Digital inclusion and equity

digital HKS is training current and future public leaders by providing them with the resources, tools, and experiences needed to be able to identify the risks, opportunities, and impact of digital technologies and the public interest as it relates to these areas. digital HKS achieves this through curriculum, convenings, and other programs, e.g. events and thought-leadership.

revised July 17, 2018