In a new book, Harvard historian Charles Maier explores the boundaries that both separate and bind modern societies.
With President-elect Donald Trump pushing for a federal infrastructure improvement plan, Harvard faculty consider the needs and challenges that may dog the ambitious proposal.
Kevin Ryan, a Russia-U.S. security analyst and Belfer Center director of defense and intelligence projects, discusses the conclusion by U.S. intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and did so in an effort to boost the Republicans.
Harvard has joined the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of colleges and universities that seeks to attract, enroll, and graduate high-achieving, lower-income students.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
Harvard Divinity School is hosting a symposium for journalists, designed to give them a more nuanced view of religions to prevent bigotry and prejudice.
The Baker Library has mounted a show chronicling the history of the Polaroid Corp. and the career of its avant-garde founder, Edwin H. Land.
Cuban writer and journalist Jorge Olivera is a dissident who was sentenced to prison and eventually released on humanitarian grounds. He’s now a Scholar at Risk hosted by Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature.
The Gazette interviewed Jorge Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and a prominent expert on Cuba, about Fidel Castro’s mixed legacy, and the Cuban Revolution.
Three weeks after a remarkably nasty presidential election, emotions remain raw, as was evidenced when the Trump and Clinton camps met for the first time at Harvard Kennedy School for a debriefing conference this week.
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The classmates of Benazir Bhutto ’73 have established an international leadership program in her name.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Day brought powerful business minds to campus.
Faculty at Harvard’s Government Department consider the potential ramifications of the new administration under President Donald Trump.
A new graduate seminar gives students a chance to develop ideas on reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.
New research from Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino suggests that by supporting “constructive nonconformity” at work, organizations can improve employee engagement.
Harvard Law School analysts consider the changes a Trump administration may make that would affect the law, the courts, and the power of government agencies.
The Gazette asked Harvard scholars for thoughts on how communities across the U.S. might work toward post-election compromise.
A two-day workshop will examine how poverty leads to social exclusion, and how to reduce it.
A Europe showing cracks in its unity now adds worries about U.S. ties to its concerns, analysts tell a Harvard panel.
In the end, comedian Larry Wilmore said in delivering the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, Americans elected the president they wanted.
New pressures are expected on undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Noted faculty across Harvard weigh in on the election of Donald Trump and what his presidency is likely to mean for the economy, presidential politics, and more.
A new study co-authored by a Harvard Kennedy School researcher sees deep sorrow ahead for those on the wrong side of the election.
Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense and two-term senator from Nebraska, talks about Syria, the urgency of our relations with Russia, and the damage the 2016 election is doing to U.S. standing in the world.
A recent gift to Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is aimed at changing the way farmed animals are treated across the country and around the world.
To assess the ACA landscape the Gazette spoke with Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The athlete turned author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar muses on how America has changed for the better, and how it hasn’t.
Recognizing all of an individual’s identifying characteristics promotes diversity, Brandeis lecturer Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson told an audience at an FAS Diversity Dialogue.
As New York became a safer city, incarcerations dropped too, new study says.
HLS staff members talk about the haunting experience of digitizing documents from the Nuremberg war trials.
As the presidential election nears, Kennedy School Professor Alex Keyssar provides historical context on the efforts by some states to place new restrictions on voting rights.
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.
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.