About our Office

Harvard Public Affairs & Communications acts as liaison between the University and its many public audiences, partners, and stakeholders.

The department handles relations with Harvard’s host communities, state and federal governments, and the news media. It also manages the Harvard Information Center, located in the Smith Campus Center.

The Harvard Public Affairs team is comprised of government and community relations professionals, the Harvard Info Center team, as well as the Office of Federal Relations.

The government relations team represents the University’s interests in legislation and regulation affecting higher education and maintains relationships with everyone from key thinkers on the national political scene to regulators to local lawmakers.

The community affairs team nurtures the relationship between the University and its host communities by working closely with local leaders, schools and educators and civic organizations in Boston and Cambridge, as well as other communities where Harvard has a presence.