The Gazette interviewed Kristen Carpenter ’98, Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law, about the current relations between Native Americans and state and federal government.
A study by the Harvard Kennedy School cites high recidivism, bloating costs, and widespread abuses in U.S. juvenile detention centers and calls for support- and education-focused rehabilitation alternatives.
Harvard analysts discuss findings of a new study that shows more than half of Americans say the presidential election is stressing them out.
Veteran pollster Peter D. Hart analyzes the 2016 election and sees far less volatility than headlines would suggest.
A recent poll suggests a major gap between parents’ views and research experts’ assessments of the quality of child care in the U.S.
A Harvard student follows her passion for the welfare of refugees back home to Germany after graduation, and Harvard researchers seek solutions to the European crisis.
Political anthropologist Jennifer Schirmer reacts to the rejection in a recent referendum of the Colombian peace she worked on for 14 years.
Scholars, practitioners, and activists at Harvard Kennedy School consider race and justice in the Obama era.
Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, talked politics with Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf in a visit to the Kennedy School following a day of lab tours and meeting with students.
Cathy O'Neil, Ph.D. '99, talks about her new book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” and the quiet dangers of big data.
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New York Times op-ed writer Ross Douthat spoke with the Gazette about the state of the GOP ahead of a Harvard visit.
Harvard Global Institute announces second cycle of research grants to tackle international problems.
For his latest exhibit, Nieman Fellow and photojournalist Maciek Nabrdalik followed refugees over several weeks to document their harrowing journey through the Mediterranean and Europe.
Oliver Hart, the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in economic sciences, takes on an old question in a new paper — what should the goals of a public company be?
The Kennedy School hosted Adm.Michael Rogers for a talk on both state and lone-actor cyber threats.
New research finds that being funny can boost your status at work.
The Gazette asked a group of Harvard faculty to assess the leadership of the first African-American president.
Victor Pereira Jr.’s class is among the courses offered through the Teacher Education Program, an 11-month master’s program at Harvard Graduate School of Education, that aims to improve teaching in urban public schools.
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.
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.