Kerry Initiative

Founded in 2017 by former Secretary of State John Kerry, the Kerry Initiative is an interdisciplinary program that tackles pressing global challenges from climate change and global oceans to democracy and civilian security through teaching, research, writing, and international dialogue.

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About the Initiative

The Kerry Initiative is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on pressing global challenges through teaching, research, practicums, conferences, and international dialogue. 

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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.

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A key part of the initiative includes Kerry Convenings and Kerry Conversations. These events are intended to develop new approaches to solving crucial global challenges.

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Seminar Course

Apply to the seminar course, American Power in the 21st Century: Lessons in Diplomacy