Kerry Initiative

Founded in 2017 by former Secretary of State John Kerry, the Kerry Initiative is an interdisciplinary program that tackles pressing global challenges through teaching, research, and international dialogue.

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About the Initiative

The Initiative leverages Sec. Kerry’s insights, experiences, and relationships on a global scale, collaborating with students and faculty from across campus and deepening the Yale experience to have greater interaction with the world beyond campus.

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Kerry Initiative Leadership

Learn more about the Initiative's leadership.

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Kerry Fellows

Kerry Fellows are Yale students who work with Secretary Kerry and his team on key projects for the Initiative.

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In the News

Stay up to date on news from the initiative and Sec. Kerry's travels around the globe.

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A key part of the initiative includes Kerry Convenings and Kerry Conversations. These events, intended to develop new approaches to solving crucial global challenges, are held at Yale and in various locations overseas.

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Global Affairs Seminar

In Fall 2017, Sec. Kerry will teach a seminar on American Power in the 21st Century. An application is required to take the course.