Urban planning scholar Judith Grant Long spoke with the Gazette about the impact of hosting a mega-event like the World Cup.
Harvard South Africa specialists discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the future of the country he changed.
While global pressure to curb the use of children in combat has worked in some places, the persistent challenge for international organizations is to find ways to integrate damaged former soldiers back into the communities they were led to violate and abandon, Harvard panelists say.
Harvard anthropologist Steven Caton made his name studying tribal poetry in Yemen three decades ago. But it was memories of a tribal war that drew him back to that nation in 2001, and the scarcity of water he discovered there launched him into a new avenue of investigation.
Professor Matthew Meselson, a biologist and expert on chemical and biological weapons, talks about the surprise winner of the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
In Bosnia-Herzegovina, where memories of war are still fresh, mothers and grandmothers are working at the grassroots to build a peaceful future for their country, a scholar who is highlighting their stories in an upcoming book said in a talk at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
Reza Aslan, whose book “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth” soared on the best-seller lists after an infamous Fox News interview last summer, spoke at Harvard Divinity School, saying that while he is a Muslim, he also is “a follower of Jesus.”
Last month, Tim Linden strolled the streets of São Paulo, close to his home and not far from Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies’ Brazil office, where he works as an analyst. He talked about his longstanding connection to the center and his work with underserved children.
Speaking at Harvard, a top European Union official rejected a return to past protectionist trade policies to shelter struggling European companies during difficult economic times, calling instead for a more open global economy.
For Paul Weissman ’52 and his wife, Harriet, the Weissman International Internship Program has been an incredibly rewarding experience, one that connects them with new students every year.
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On Thursday, alumni, students, faculty, and staff honored Paul and Harriet Weissman for supporting the international program, named after them, that sends College students oversees to work and experience life.
In recent years, Harvard has been strengthening its presence around the world, supporting international research, offering study-abroad opportunities, and opening offices in India, China, Mexico, Brazil, and other countries.
Elif Yavuz, a recent graduate of the Harvard School of Public Health, was among dozens of people killed when the Somalia-based Shabab militant group took over a mall in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
For decades, Harvard’s Bill Fash and his wife, Barbara, have worked in Copán, Honduras, to restore, preserve, and protect Maya culture and history for future generations.
Moderator Graham Allison went straight to the heart of the matter during an Institute of Politics forum on Syria at the Kennedy School, asking the four panelists for a yes or no vote on military force.
Three spring 2013 fellows at the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, in collaboration with the Nieman Journalism Lab, this week launched an oral history/research multimedia project called “Riptide” to document the digital disruption of the news business and what that means for the future of news gathering and news publishing.
It was the Muslim Brotherhood’s success at the ballot box and the poor prospects for opposition candidates in future elections that were at the root of last summer’s military takeover in Egypt, a Harvard Kennedy School Middle East specialist said Sept. 5.
The Kennedy School’s Nicholas Burns, a former U.S. diplomat, discusses the crisis in Syria and where it is likely to lead.
Established in 2006, the São Paulo, Brazil, office of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies acts as a facilitator, connecting Harvard faculty and students with Brazilian collaborators.
The Gazette spoke with Harvard’s E. Roger Owen, A. J. Meyer Professor of Middle East History Emeritus, about the build-up to chaos in Egypt.