A question-and-answer session with political scientist Harith Hasan al-Qarawee on the rise of the Sunni extremist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Following the July 9 airstrikes, Stephen M. Walt, the Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the factors behind this latest outbreak of violence between Israel and Palestine and what the international community can do about it.
For the past several years, Mary Brinton, Radcliffe fellow and chair of Harvard’s sociology department, and a team of collaborators have been exploring declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies.
Several Harvard students and alumni will work in some of Brazil’s most underserved communities this summer, helping change lives through soccer.
Harvard Kennedy School associate professor, a native of Brazil, reflected on the World Cup and its likely repercussions.
Collaboration and inclusion, even of political opponents, is critical to forging successful health policy, former Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis told a group of health ministers from around the world gathered at Harvard.
Five seniors will soon head to foreign shores as part of a fellowship program that emphasizes experience over work and independence over comfort.
Three veteran war correspondents talk about the increasingly dangerous job of reporting from conflict zones.
Jieun Baek, who is graduating from Harvard Kennedy School with a master’s in public policy, is dedicated to opening North Korea to the world.
The President’s Innovation Fund for International Experiences is supporting development by faculty members of courses in Sweden, Mexico, Turkey, Shanghai, and other locations abroad to enhance the international experiences offered to Harvard students.
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India is choosing a new government. Many pundits predict that the country’s 814 million voters will make Narendra Modi the next prime minister of the world’s largest democracy. Kalpana Jain, Harvard Divinity School student and a former editor at the Times of India, offered her perspective on the elections that end on May 12 and the role of religion in Indian politics.
Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, was at Harvard recently to explore possible collaborations with the School of Public Health and the Kennedy School.
In describing his country’s progress in recent years, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa made an energetic case in support of his policies during an address at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday.
Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick advocated engagement with China in areas of agreement as the nation faces its multiple challenges in environment, economy, and energy supply.
A professor in the department of epidemiology and population health at the American University of Beirut, Huda Zurayk has spent years trying to promote health in the Arab world. She discussed her work and how Arab women are coping with their lives, their health, and the survival of their families in the midst of uncertainty and conflict.
A Q&A with Nick Burns of Harvard Kennedy School on what’s likely to happen next in Ukraine and in the standoff with its neighbor Russia.
A January conference in Pakistan on urbanization was the first of five in the region and a result of Harvard’s South Asia Institute’s growing work there.
Harvard Kennedy School experts talk about recent efforts to keep nuclear materials out of terrorists’ hands in preparation for the biannual Nuclear Security Summit in the Netherlands.
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.