In a new book, Harvard historian Charles Maier explores the boundaries that both separate and bind modern societies.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
Cuban writer and journalist Jorge Olivera is a dissident who was sentenced to prison and eventually released on humanitarian grounds. He’s now a Scholar at Risk hosted by Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature.
The Gazette interviewed Jorge Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and a prominent expert on Cuba, about Fidel Castro’s mixed legacy, and the Cuban Revolution.
The classmates of Benazir Bhutto ’73 have established an international leadership program in her name.
A Europe showing cracks in its unity now adds worries about U.S. ties to its concerns, analysts tell a Harvard panel.
A Harvard student follows her passion for the welfare of refugees back home to Germany after graduation, and Harvard researchers seek solutions to the European crisis.
Political anthropologist Jennifer Schirmer reacts to the rejection in a recent referendum of the Colombian peace she worked on for 14 years.
Harvard Global Institute announces second cycle of research grants to tackle international problems.
For his latest exhibit, Nieman Fellow and photojournalist Maciek Nabrdalik followed refugees over several weeks to document their harrowing journey through the Mediterranean and Europe.
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Russian leader Putin and his government seek respect and stability from the next U.S. administration, Institute of Politics panel says.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives Harvard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned for 543 days by Iranian authorities before the U.S. government negotiated his release in January in tandem with the Iran nuclear deal, joins the 79th class of Nieman Fellows this fall. His wife, Yeganeh, is a Shorenstein fellow.
Harvard’s expert in Latin America, Davíd Carrasco, spoke with the Gazette about Mexico, which has taken center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and the long relationship between the two neighboring countries.
Frances Hagopian, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer in Government, spoke with the Gazette about the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil.
Over summer, a Harvard ROTC cadet traded a Pentagon office for Slovak training exercises.
I arrived in Istanbul on July 8, planning to conduct a month of historical research for my upcoming senior thesis. A week later, Turkey was thrown into ...
A symposium called “Who Will Win in Rio?” discussed many of the barometers of success that define the Olympic Games.
The Lemann Brazil Research Fund furthers connections between Harvard and Brazil.
Harvard analysts talk about the effects of the United Kingdom’s referendum to leave the European Union on both Britain and the continent.
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 ...
Former Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander discusses the issues behind the national referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union and the potential economic and political ramifications should voters decide to sever ties.
The Gazette spoke with psychologist Richard Mollica about a lesser known crisis zone for the displaced: mental health.
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.
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.
Kennedy School initiative takes an unconventional, holistic approach to researching, designing, and implementing policy around international development.
Kennedy School student Andy Agaba has created a startup that he hopes will translate coffee’s popularity into support for African farmers.
African economies fared better than those in many regions during the global financial crisis and, despite the current slow worldwide growth, many firms there continue to grow more quickly than those in industrialized nations, according to the former president of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka.
Africa’s richest man shared the story of how he transformed a company with four cement trucks into a continent-spanning conglomerate, during a session organized by the Harvard Center for African Studies.
Retired Brigadier Gen. Kevin Ryan, now at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, assesses the implications of Russia’s incursion into Syria.
Panelists discuss the ongoing humanitarian crisis as millions of Syrian refugees fleeing civil war find disparate receptions in European nations.
As Congress prepares to vote on a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Harvard Kennedy School experts consider its merits and shortcomings and look to what’s next.