Jose Gomez-Ibanez, a transportation and infrastructure policy expert at Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard Graduate School of Design, talks about the political and financial hurdles to smoothly running public transit systems.
A pair of Harvard seniors, aided by Harvard’s innovation environment, have launched a company that helps people make sense of Congress by gathering in one place diverse information on representatives, districts, bills, and legislative proceedings.
Harvard sociologist and Radcliffe fellow Bruce Western recently completed a study tracking 122 incarcerated men and women in the Boston area who were released back into society. Western’s research helps shed light on how poverty, along with unaddressed problems, helped shape his subjects’ lives.
Public opinion analyst Peter Hart sizes up the country’s mood and the primary field during a talk at the Shorenstein Center for Media, Politics and Public Policy.
New political science research from faculty at Harvard Kennedy School and Stanford University quantifies the political makeup of the nation’s judiciary.
Michael Sandel, the renowned political philosopher and professor, will debate the meaning of democracy at the Palace of Westminster in London as part of the BBC’s “Democracy Day.”
Forty-seven Harvard alumni will be part of the 114th Congress, which began this week.
With Harvard’s Vivek Murthy confirmed as the next surgeon general, health experts shared their views on areas where his focus and influence are most needed.
The director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center evaluates a new survey of citizens from 30 countries, including China, and how they rank the performances of the world’s best-known political leaders.
Alberto Mora, a top civilian lawyer for the U.S. Navy in the administration of President George W. Bush and an early critic of the CIA torture program, assesses the findings and conclusions of the newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report.
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Comedians Seth Rogen and Lizz Winstead brought some laughter to the JFK Jr. Forum on Tuesday night, discussing humor and politics.
Game-changing political reporters John Heilemann and Mark Halperin are optimistic about the relentless changes happening in journalism.
Robert McDonald, new U.S. secretary of veterans affairs, detailed initial progress in reforming the department, which has been scarred by revelations of mismanagement and lengthy, perhaps life-threatening, waits for veterans needing care.
Jimmy Carter, the 39th president, will speak at Harvard on his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power.” The book calls for an end to discrimination against and abuse of women, something Carter calls the “No. 1 unaddressed issue involving human rights.” In an advance Q&A session, he discussed those issues, and much more.
Henry Kissinger visited the Harvard Law School campus to share the lessons he learned as U.S. secretary of state and national security advisor under two presidents.
David King, a senior lecturer at the Kennedy School, answers questions on the midterm elections and what’s next for lawmakers.
Melissa Harris-Perry, the host of the weekend news and political talk show that bears her name on MSNBC, addressed nearly 400 people at Radcliffe’s Knafel Center on Thursday for the Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture. Her topic: “Who’s Choosin’ Who? Race, Gender, and the New American Politics.”
By videoconference on Monday, Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig interviewed Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who last year leaked more than 200,000 classified documents about U.S. surveillance efforts.
Harvard Kennedy School and Law School experts say city life will be transformed by city governments that are plugged into technology.
Barbara Walters reflected on her 50-year career in journalism with David Gergen at Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday evening.