Special Series

The Kennedy School Review periodically publishes a Special Series meant to highlight a certain theme or topic. A link to each of KSR’s previous Special Series can be found below.

Census 2020
The series explores the importances of the census and the challenges the government had to overcome in 2020 to make sure all Americans were counted. The series includes an interview with Esperanza Guevara from the nonprofit Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights.

Perspectives on Education Policy
A deep dive by practitioners and graduate students alike, the series provides insight on how quality of and access to education in the US can be improved.

Urban Equity
The series examines the challenges associated with rapid urbanization. It also presents policy recommendations to help address the various issues at hand.

Inside the Statehouse
A look into the experiences and challenges of the 2017 Dukakis Fellows, featuring an interview with former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.

Can Behavioral Science Save Humanity?
The series investigates the promises and limitations of the behavioral science revolution and includes an interview with Professor Iris Bohnet, an expert on behavioral economics.

2016 Election Reflection
Written one year after the 2016 presidential election, the series looks at the state of the Democratic and Republican Parties and where they’re headed. It features interviews from Governor Howard Dean and Congressman Jason Chaffetz.

Future of Policy
The series shines a spotlight on how technological advances have significantly changed the nature of challenges facing policymakers. It also provides possible solutions that could be employed at and beyond the policymaking process to address those challenges.

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