A new study has documented “slavelike” conditions in India’s handmade carpet industry, the largest single source of carpets sold in some of the most well-known U.S. retailers.
Serhii Plokhii, an authority on Ukrainian history and director of Harvard’s Ukrainian Research Institute, explains what’s behind the violence and what’s at stake for a country that’s caught in a tug-of-war between Europe and Russia.
Harvard University Professor Paul Farmer, whose nonprofit Partners In Health has improved lives in some of the world’s poorest places, said he was inspired early by the liberation theology movement.
More than 3,000 high school students came to Boston last week for the 61st Harvard Model United Nations, an annual conference and the oldest such gathering in the world.
Syrian refugees struggling in Lebanon are on the edge of catastrophe, according to a new report from the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights.
With public attention focused on the potential for unrest around Sochi to disrupt the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, the Gazette spoke with Timothy Colton, Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, about the region, security preparations, and the roots of unrest.
Harvard experts convened to discuss the big issues and parties at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Harvard’s Bill and Barbara Fash have developed a program that trains local people in Copán, Honduras, to preserve and protect the area’s ancient Maya heritage.
News of recovery efforts left the headlines in the month after Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines. But Harvard College students continue to raise awareness and funds for relief. So far, they have raised $12,000 and hope to continue as the most devastated parts of the Philippines begin the slow, long process of rebuilding.
Urban planning scholar Judith Grant Long spoke with the Gazette about the impact of hosting a mega-event like the World Cup.
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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.
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.