“Inspiring Change, Inspiring Us” is a series of portraits on view at Harvard Law School through March 14 in honor of International Women’s Day.
Model Lily Cole’s life in the fashion spotlight has gradually given way to her interests in technology and society. Today she is a digital entrepreneur, the founder of the social network Impossible.com, which tries to fulfill wishes for free. On Wednesday, an event at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society helped launch the website in this country.
In a question-and-answer session, a Divinity School scholar discusses the sweeping breadth, complexity of Islamic culture. Ousmane Kane will deliver an inaugural lecture on March 6 at Harvard Divinity School to celebrate the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professorship of Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society.
Harvard Business School brings together top leaders in academia, government, and business to consider and address the nation’s transportation and infrastructure shortcomings, which have led to a lag in global competitiveness.
Universities are working to establish pathways to use open-access materials in online learning.
Gregg Fields, a business journalist and research fellow who studies institutional corruption at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, talked about the sweeping new financial reforms initiated by Pope Francis.
A new study has documented “slavelike” conditions in India’s handmade carpet industry, the largest single source of carpets sold in some of the most well-known U.S. retailers.
Journalist Ken Shulman talks about the ways in which global sporting events are used to advance political agendas and how activists can leverage sports to draw attention and action to human-rights issues.
Marshall Ganz ’91, who is credited with devising a grassroots organizing model used by President Obama, says that religious faith can play a greater role in community organizing.
Serhii Plokhii, an authority on Ukrainian history and director of Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute, explains what’s behind the violence and what’s at stake for a country that’s caught in a tug-of-war between Europe and Russia.
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Analysts discuss research and new strategies for overcoming the student achievement gap in schools with high poverty rates.
Every January, a handful of Harvard Law School students head to Washington, D.C., to work on cases bound for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Richard Weissbourd discusses whether love can be effectively taught in schools, reflects on the state of sex-ed, and examines where love is best modeled in the media.
Harvard University Professor Paul Farmer, whose nonprofit Partners In Health has improved lives in some of the world’s poorest places, said he was inspired early by the liberation theology movement.
Social anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann’s most recent book, “When God Talks Back,” examines the evangelical experience through an anthropological and psychological lens.
In a January course, Graduate School of Education Dean James Ryan asked whether schools should punish students for online speech.
Nobel laureate, psychologist, and best-selling author Daniel Kahneman joined Harvard University Professor Cass Sunstein at Harvard Business School for a wide-ranging discussion on behavioral science.
More than 3,000 high school students came to Boston last week for the 61st Harvard Model United Nations, an annual conference and the oldest such gathering in the world.
Syrian refugees struggling in Lebanon are on the edge of catastrophe, according to a new report from the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
With public attention focused on the potential for unrest around Sochi to disrupt the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, the Gazette spoke with Timothy Colton, Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, about the region, security preparations, and the roots of unrest.