Former top intelligence officials from the Central Intelligence Agency and Israel’s Mossad discussed threats from the Islamic State, issues involving Israel, and the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
Three diplomats discuss the demands of life as a U.S. ambassador and advise HKS students as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a key architect of the historic Iran nuclear deal, talks about the essential role science can play in diplomatic efforts to solve major global challenges.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy talked about challenges facing Europe in a stop at Harvard during a four-day trip to the U.S.
Harvard analysts discuss the security, political, and economic ramifications of the Brussels terrorist attacks on the European Union.
President Barack Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit Cuba since Calvin Coolidge traveled there in 1928. Harvard scholars spoke about the trip’s symbolism in the efforts to re-establish diplomatic relations with Cuba.
Timothy Snyder, a history professor at Yale, talks about his new book, “Black Earth.”
Weatherhead Center panelists highlighted striking contrasts in how nations perceive and grapple with racial inequality.
Distinguished scholar and activist Sir Hilary Beckles, who is leading the international effort to seek restitution from European nations that engaged in the slave trade in the Caribbean, made the case for reparations during a talk at Harvard Law School this week.
“What’s intriguing about bringing ‘1984’ back now is that some of those questions are out there again,” said Ash Center director Anthony Saich, an expert on Chinese politics. The Ash Center is co-sponsoring, with the A.R.T., a series of discussions on “topics that spark out of ‘1984.’” The next in the series of discussions is March 2.
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An educator and award-winning author, Beekan Erena is on a mission to highlight the plight of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia, who have struggled for years for political and economic equality.
Harvard Kennedy School researchers’ efforts provide a deep look into the most generous of China’s first generation of billionaires, what they’re doing with their wealth, and why.
Analysts at Harvard Kennedy School discuss North Korea’s latest nuclear test and the political implications it presents not only for neighboring powers like China and Russia, but for the rest of the world.
Mexican journalist Jacinto Rodriguez spent more than a decade examining documents at the National Archive of Mexico. Now he’s reviewing documents at the Houghton Library, looking for clues to the relationship between intellectuals and power in Mexico in the 1960s and ’70s.
Professors Jacqueline Bhabha and Michael Ignatieff talked about the Syrian refugee crisis in the wake of the Paris attacks in an event sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center.
The French scholar Patrick Weil visited the Law School to give a talk titled “After the Paris Attacks: What Is the Future for French Society?”
During a pair of interviews, Harvard Kennedy School analysts weigh in on the deadly and shocking terrorist attacks believed orchestrated by the Islamic State in Paris and Beirut.
Promoting a global society that celebrates both its common humanity and its differences is the antidote to the world’s deepening divisions, the Aga Khan — the worldwide spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims — said in a visit to Harvard Thursday.
Eugen Dimant, who studies corruption in sports, discusses the implications of charges on Monday by the World Anti-Doping Agency that Russia has a massive, state-run doping operation in its athletic programs.