Economist Lawrence Summers and foreign policy expert Graham Allison talk about lessons learned from a Chinese research team’s comparison of the conditions around the Great Depression and the recession of 2008.
A new analysis of four blended-format courses taught last fall offers practical guidance for faculty members interested in fresh pedagogical approaches. The pilot study led by the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning placed a premium on person-to-person interaction, and found redundancies between in-class and online instruction.
Harvard Business School’s John A. Davis, who chairs the Families in Business program, talks about the struggles that companies like New England grocery chain Market Basket face when family members are at the helm.
Urban demographic patterns in the United States often defy logic, but a new research paper co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Edward Glaeser is shedding light on why many Americans continue to move to cities that are on the downturn.
Following the July 9 airstrikes, Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the factors behind this latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Palestine and what the international community can do about it.
Harvard President Drew Faust welcomed to campus the Warrior-Scholar Project, an academic boot camp for veterans thinking of applying to college, while Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. introduced the students to the two works he considers seminal to understanding American politics.
Edward Glaeser, an economics, government, and public policy expert at Harvard Kennedy School, and Jerold Kayden, an urban planning and design professor at the Graduate School of Design, discuss findings from a new Brookings Institution study on the rise of innovation districts across the nation.
In this edition of the EdCast, Harvard Graduate School of Education senior lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses the findings in the recent report, “The Children We Mean to Raise." What messages are adults sending children without even knowing it?
For the past several years, Mary Brinton, Radcliffe fellow and chair of Harvard’s sociology department, and a team of collaborators have been exploring declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies.
A question-and-answer session probes the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that for-profit companies can object to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate on religious grounds.
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Several Harvard students and alumni will work in some of Brazil’s most underserved communities this summer, helping change lives through soccer.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Divinity School’s Francis X. Clooney discusses how Christian advocates and opponents of the death penalty turn to Scripture for support of their positions.
An exhibit drawn from the holdings of the Harvard Law School Library combines detailed scholarship with a touch of scandal.
Harvard Kennedy School associate professor, a native of Brazil, reflected on the World Cup and its likely repercussions.
Early results from new reforms instituted at the Lawrence Public School system show promise.
Collaboration and inclusion, even of political opponents, is critical to forging successful health policy, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis told a group of health ministers from around the world gathered at Harvard.
In a question-and-answer session, Linda Bilmes, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses how to fix serious shortcomings in the management of Veterans Affairs.
Harvard Business School Professor Clay Christensen spoke about disruption in higher ed as a keynote speaker at the Harvard IT Summit.
Harvard Business School’s disruptive innovation guru Clayton Christensen uses crowdsourcing to accelerate the evolution of his latest theory on corporate investment decisions.
Five seniors will soon head to foreign shores as part of a fellowship program that emphasizes experience over work and independence over comfort.