Lawrence Lessig speaks candidly about his failed presidential bid, in which he spotlighted the importance of campaign finance reform.
Retired four-star general and former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell expanded on the “intensely human experience” of high-level negotiations in a conversation at HLS.
A former justice in Guatemala, now a Scholar at Risk, says that a lack of judicial independence creates fertile ground for corruption.
At a State Department forum, Harvard President Drew Faust says that universities have a responsibility to play a key role in developing solutions to climate-change issues.
Marianne Williamson, the internationally acclaimed spiritual leader, will discuss the moral evolution of America, starting from its founding, in her talk “On Consciousness, Spirituality, and Politics in America” at Harvard Divinity School on Oct. 14.
“What Should We Do After ‘I Do’?: Conversations on the Challenges that Remain for the LGBTQ Community” focused on the future of a diverse movement. The conference was co-sponsored by the Harvard Gender & Sexuality Caucus and the Harvard Alumni Association.
Former Ambassador Wendy Sherman, who led the U.S. negotiating team that struck the landmark nuclear agreement with Iran, reflects on her work and what it takes to succeed in the field of high-stakes diplomacy.
Douglas Heye, a former top communications official with the GOP and now a fall fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, discusses the turmoil within the Republican Party following House Speaker John Boehner’s abrupt retirement announcement.
Longtime CBS News reporter and now Shorenstein Center Fellow Bob Schieffer reflects on his 50-year career covering politics.
Three Harvard scholars talk about the role of symbolism in the announcement that a woman will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.
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New political science research says that, contrary to conventional wisdom, political attitudes are a consequence of political actions, rather than their cause.
Three recipients of the nation’s highest military award ― all Vietnam veterans ― toured Harvard’s Memorial Church during a visit on May 8.
A trio of Wall Street’s toughest critics talks about gender and taking on what’s been called America’s ultimate boys’ club.
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a possible challenger to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary race for president, previewed his economic agenda at Harvard Kennedy School on April 16.
The Rev. Clark Olsen, S.T.B. ’59, who witnessed the 1965 Selma, Ala., murder that accelerated passage of the Voting Rights Act, launched a two-day Harvard look back at the Civil Rights era.
Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee, visited Harvard Law School on April 10 for a Q&A session hosted by Dean Martha Minow. He encouraged a renewed civility in politics and society, emphasizing the difference one person can make through serving others.
IOP Fellows Martha Coakley, Kay Hagan, and Christine Quinn talk candidly about their battle-scarred campaign days and advise students on what it really takes to make it in politics.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Stephen Walt assesses the Israeli election, in which Benjamin Netanyahu was triumphant.
Harvard political scientist Joseph Nye talks about America’s future as a global superpower in the 21st century.
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.