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.
Vice President Joseph Biden outlined U.S. foreign policy goals and challenges during a visit Thursday to the Kennedy School.
A former general counsel for the U.S. Navy, among the earliest Pentagon critics of detainee abuse, offers firsthand insights into the findings of the still-secret Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on CIA torture.
Harvard Law School Professor Noah Feldman discusses whom the U.S. Supreme Court’s most recent ruling on campaign contributions will affect, and what the decision means for the future of campaign-finance reform, and for American politics.
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A new report by Harvard crisis-management and criminal-justice experts, and former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, considers the factors that led to the successes and failures of last year’s emergency response to the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt.
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.
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.
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.
Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor and a member of an advisory panel created by President Obama to examine national security issues, discussed the group’s recommendations, which included proposed reforms to the way the intelligence community does business.
Harvard crisis-management expert Herman “Dutch” Leonard talks about the challenges facing N.J. Gov. Chris Christie and retailer Target after recent damaging news revelations.
A new task force report by the American Political Science Association takes a close look at the causes of and cures for political stalemates in Congress.
In a new polemic, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas Patterson calls for sweeping changes to the education of journalists and the practice of journalism.
A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by the Institute of Politics finds a solid majority of millennials disapprove of the comprehensive health reform package that the president signed into law in 2010, regardless of whether the law is referred to as the Affordable Care Act (56 percent disapprove) or “Obamacare” (57 percent disapprove).
Five from Harvard remember where they were when President John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, and what effect the shooting had on their lives.