Noted sociologist and author Arlie Hochschild discussed her research into the emotional life of “red state” conservatives and the “deep story” that informs their worldview.
Harvard Law School’s Cass R. Sunstein says as social media has made the world smaller and more connected, it’s also driven people further apart, pushing them into fragmented camps, which threatens democracy.
Harvard alumna Sarah Hurwitz, the speechwriter behind two of the world’s most popular and powerful women, former first lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, talks about her unusual career path and why politics is all about failure.
The Kennedy School’s Mary Graham talks about her new book, “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.”
With the Republican Party controlling Washington, one might consider this the best of times for the conservative movement. Yet the consensus at a Kennedy School forum was often just the opposite.
To understand Donald Trump’s rise to power, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel says, it’s important to learn from his voters, who are concerned about economic inequality, professional hubris, dignified work, and patriotism.
Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who offered to lend Donald Trump his pocket Constitution in a rebuke of a proposed Muslim ban during the Democratic National Convention, urged Harvard students to “remain standing” for democratic values and principles during this “dark chapter” in American history.
Using the case-study method, Harvard Business School historian David Moss examines pivotal moments in American history where disagreement and conflict reshaped our democracy for the better.
A Harvard Kennedy School panel sees a major threat to good governance when U.S. presidents decide to keep sweeping secrets.
Law School scholars react to President Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
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Top reporters and editors discuss the future of news, as well as the opportunities and the challenges the industry faces in what many observers call the “post-truth” era.
Neil M. Gorsuch, a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School (HLS), is President Donald Trump’s pick as the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, it was announced Tuesday night.
Faculty at Harvard Business School discuss how Donald Trump’s experience as a businessman may inform his approach to the U.S. presidency.
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.
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.
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.
The Gazette asked Harvard scholars for thoughts on how communities across the U.S. might work toward post-election compromise.
In the end, comedian Larry Wilmore said in delivering the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, Americans elected the president they wanted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New York Times op-ed writer Ross Douthat spoke with the Gazette about the state of the GOP ahead of a Harvard visit.
The Kennedy School hosted Adm.Michael Rogers for a talk on both state and lone-actor cyber threats.
The Gazette asked a group of Harvard faculty to assess the leadership of the first African-American president.
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.
Washington Post investigative reporter Bob Woodward says the work of the watchdog press is “never sufficient.”
Harvard’s Institute of Politics latest poll of Americans ages 18 to 29 year olds finds that economic concerns top the list.
Harvard analysts discuss the unusual dynamics and events of the 2016 presidential election, and what they mean for our political system going forward.
Harvard Law School professor I. Glenn Cohen breaks down the ruling and its ramifications.
After months of vitriolic campaigns, on June 23 voters began to emerge from polling stations throughout the United Kingdom having cast their ballots in a ...
New analysis by Harvard Kennedy School’s Thomas Patterson finds the conflicted motivation of news outlets covering the 2016 election has resulted in significantly lopsided and disparate attention paid to the Republican and Democratic candidates.
Nine finance ministers from developing countries gathered at Loeb House to discuss the importance of health to a nation's economic performance and explore ways for health and finance ministers to work together.
Harvard hosted the first-ever conference featuring thought leaders at the intersection of politics and data analytics to assess the 2016 election and challenges facing this emerging field.
Harvard analysts discuss the politics at work behind the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77.
A discussion at Harvard Law School will highlight the negotiation work of James B. Donovan, an alumnus who negotiated the release of several Cold War prisoners. Donovan's story is the subject of the film "Bridge of Spies," which will be screened before the discussion.
Language, literature, and the liberal arts are key disciplines in forming leaders, Harvard President Drew Faust said during a speech at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson spoke to students at Harvard Kennedy School about the complex efforts that go into national security, particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks.
Nearly everybody in the Boston area knows that March 17 is the feast day of Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. Perhaps fewer are aware that in 10 days’ time, the Republic of Ireland will celebrate its 100th anniversary as an independent nation. Professor Catherine McKenna guided the Gazette through the struggle behind that independence.
For blacks and Hispanics, damaged neighborhoods undercut education, health, jobs — the keys to overcoming inequality and succeeding.
Harvard analysts discuss the deep roots of Republican anger driving this confounding and historic 2016 election.
Evelyn Krache Morris, an associate with the International Security Program of the Belfer Center, assesses the Mexican drug trade in the wake of the arrest of El Chapo, the world’s most powerful trafficker.
Veteran political journalists Jill Abramson, formerly of The New York Times, and CNN’s Sam Feist discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2016 presidential election coverage.