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.
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.
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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.
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.