On the eve of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Harvard analysts discuss whether presidential debates offer citizens civic value anymore and how to improve them as the nation navigates its political differences.
Russian leader Putin and his government seek respect and stability from the next U.S. administration, Institute of Politics panel says.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives Harvard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award.
Judge Robert Wilkins, a Harvard Law graduate and author, talks about the efforts to build the National Museum of African American History & Culture, which opens Sept. 24.
National political dysfunction is crippling U.S. competitiveness, a major Harvard Business School report says.
In his latest book, “The Curse of Cash,” Ken Rogoff, the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy, argues that the elimination of big bills could help stem crime and even aid countries trying to rebound from financial collapse.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned for 543 days by Iranian authorities before the U.S. government negotiated his release in January in tandem with the Iran nuclear deal, joins the 79th class of Nieman Fellows this fall. His wife, Yeganeh, is a Shorenstein fellow.
Harvard’s expert in Latin America, Davíd Carrasco, spoke with the Gazette about Mexico, which has taken center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and the long relationship between the two neighboring countries.
Washington Post investigative reporter Bob Woodward says the work of the watchdog press is “never sufficient.”
Frances Hagopian, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer in Government, spoke with the Gazette about the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil.
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Over summer, a Harvard ROTC cadet traded a Pentagon office for Slovak training exercises.
Addressing the incoming class at Harvard Law School on Friday, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77, recalled how, as a federal ...
The Kennedy School’s Linda Bilmes took part in a centennial effort to identify goals and challenges for the national parks.
In this edition of EdCast, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Fernando Reimers gives insight into a curriculum designed to empower all citizens of the world through his new book, “Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course.”
There are plenty of things that make it possible for humans to live in large groups and pack into cities. New building techniques and materials, for ...
MOOCs (massive open online courses) have sparked explosive growth in both education and opportunity. Consider edX. Since this joint Harvard and MIT online ...
I arrived in Istanbul on July 8, planning to conduct a month of historical research for my upcoming senior thesis. A week later, Turkey was thrown into ...
Harvard’s Institute of Politics latest poll of Americans ages 18 to 29 year olds finds that economic concerns top the list.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health examines how the state of Tennessee is taking action to more accurately track police deaths and police killings — and explore how that could lead to changes in how police forces operate.
Harvard analysts discuss the unusual dynamics and events of the 2016 presidential election, and what they mean for our political system going forward.
A symposium called “Who Will Win in Rio?” discussed many of the barometers of success that define the Olympic Games.
Harvard Business School labor economist Gareth Olds discusses new research into the surprising relationship between entrepreneurship and the social safety net.
Harvard Law School’s Ronald Sullivan discusses the shocking eruption of deadly violence between police and African-Americans in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas.
Julie Goodridge returned to the Harvard Graduate School of Education to participate in last semester's Askwith Forum and speak about her role in the same-sex marriage movement.
Harvard Law School professor I. Glenn Cohen breaks down the ruling and its ramifications.
The Lemann Brazil Research Fund furthers connections between Harvard and Brazil.
Harvard analysts talk about the effects of the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union on both Britain and the continent.
A divided Supreme Court ruled against President Obama’s executive actions that could have aided 5 million illegal immigrants, and Harvard analysts reacted.
Universities may continue to consider racial and ethnic backgrounds in evaluating their applicants for admission, Supreme Court rules.
After months of vitriolic campaigns, on June 23 voters began to emerge from polling stations throughout the United Kingdom having cast their ballots in a ...
Former Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander discusses the issues behind the national referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union and the potential economic and political ramifications should voters decide to sever ties.
The Gazette spoke with psychologist Richard Mollica about a lesser known crisis zone for the displaced: mental health.
A large group of HLS students is participating in Clemency Project 2014, a coalition to help nonviolent drug offenders apply for clemency before President Obama leaves office.
After Orlando, Harvard experts offer ways to reduce what seems unstoppable: mass violence.
New analysis by Harvard Kennedy School’s Thomas Patterson finds the conflicted motivation of news outlets covering the 2016 election has resulted in significantly lopsided and disparate attention paid to the Republican and Democratic candidates.
New research co-authored by Harvard Business School’s Michael I. Norton finds that dividing airplane passengers into first class and economy cabins fosters more incidents of air rage.
A Harvard Business School economist discusses the heated dispute between the music business and the tech industry over the federal law that governs the use of copyright-protected music on the Internet.
Andover-Harvard Library receives archive from former Pentecostal televangelist.
Educators came to the Harvard Graduate School of Education on Tuesday for the kickoff of the Education Redesign Lab’s By All Means initiative, which will work closely in the field with six cities to tackle early childhood challenges.
UPenn political scientist Diana Mutz spoke at Radcliffe on the gap between how citizens and economists view global trade.
The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning celebrates its 40th anniversary with a conversation between President Drew Faust and President Emeritus Derek Bok and a symposium on educating.
Former top intelligence officials from the Central Intelligence Agency and Israel’s Mossad discussed threats from the Islamic State, issues involving Israel, and the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
Top academics, government officials, legal practitioners, and representatives from major think tanks, NGOs, and financial institutions meet this week at Harvard Law School to debate the present and future of the World Trade Organization.
Nine finance ministers from developing countries gathered at Loeb House to discuss the importance of health to a nation's economic performance and explore ways for health and finance ministers to work together.
Three diplomats discuss the demands of life as a U.S. ambassador and advise HKS students as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a key architect of the historic Iran nuclear deal, talks about the essential role science can play in diplomatic efforts to solve major global challenges.
Laurence Ralph, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, will give a talk on the history of police violence in the United States.
Deborah Popowski is a Harvard Law School lecturer and human rights lawyer who has led efforts to hold psychologists accountable for their participation in torture during the war on terror.
Harvard hosted the first-ever conference featuring thought leaders at the intersection of politics and data analytics to assess the 2016 election and challenges facing this emerging field.
Harvard analysts discuss the politics at work behind the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77.