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.
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.
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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.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Michael Ignatieff talks about why he put aside academia to make an improbable and ill-fated foray into Canadian politics.
Panelists at the Harvard Kennedy School consider why Congress isn’t working.
Steven Poftak, the executive director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston, talks about Marty Walsh’s victory and what this means for the city of Boston.
Peter Hart, one of the nation’s leading opinion pollsters, gave students at Harvard Kennedy School a lesson in the art of asking questions and probing answers.
In Washington, D.C., two Harvard deans faced off in a discussion, “Religion and Politics in a World of Conflict,” explaining how leadership is vital to many nations to maintain a steady, open, middle path to resolving differences.
While the technical glitches on the online rollout for the Affordable Care Act might look bad from a political perspective, a Harvard Kennedy School professor argues that they’re equally bad from a health care perspective.
Panelists at the Harvard Kennedy School take an early look at the likely field of candidates in both parties for the 2016 presidential election.
During a Radcliffe address, New York Times columnist Gail Collins offered her perspective on why how and why the rights and expectations of American women changed so dramatically between 1960 and today.