Harvard Human Flourishing Program

Harvard Human Flourishing Program Logo 2024Founded in 2016, the Human Flourishing Program (HFH) at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science studies and promotes human flourishing, and develops systematic approaches to the synthesis of knowledge across disciplines.

The program’s research contributes to the broad question of how knowledge from the quantitative social sciences can be integrated with that of the humanities on questions of human flourishing and how best to carry out this synthesis of knowledge across disciplines.

The program accomplishes this by considering a number of important topics relevant to human flourishing, which may include family, friendship, virtue, community, work, beauty, forgiveness, religion, purpose, and meaning. The program aims to bring together knowledge across disciplines and attempt to integrate such knowledge into a coherent whole, with the goal of a better understanding of and capacity to promote human well-being.

The program produces research publications and sponsors educational activities, such as courses, seminars, and conferences, for the Harvard University community all aimed at bringing knowledge together across disciplines and reflecting upon how knowledge from different disciplines might form a coherent whole.

HFH is collaborating with ELO to deliver our one-week executive education Oxford Leadership Program for a global cohort, which draws upon the research and expertise of HFH and their partners within the wider Harvard community.