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.
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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.
A branch of Partners In Health in Peru has reduced the number of deaths from multidrug-resistant TB through a system of careful protocols.
A Harvard study of Colombia’s civil war reparations program says it is the largest of its kind and well-received by the population, but may be too big for its own good.
Matthew Bunn, a nuclear policy expert at the Harvard Kennedy School, evaluates the restrictive nuclear deal announced between Iran and a U.S.-led coalition.
Lauren A. Taylor, who arrived at Harvard Divinity School in 2012 with a book contract and a desire to delve into global health partnerships, wants to change the public discourse around health care.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reflects on predecessor George C. Marshall’s Commencement address at Harvard in 1947, which extended America’s hand to a battered Europe and, in so doing, helped to create a stable postwar order and an inclusive, long-term U.S. foreign policy.
A Harvard Summer School course will take a novel approach to European history, examining centuries of violence through the lens of peace.
Lara Phillips, a Harvard Medical School instructor in emergency medicine, was in Nepal during the April 25 earthquake that devastated Kathmandu and other areas. She and colleagues have traveled from the high-mountain clinic where they worked to offer assistance.
Nobel laureate and writer Wole Soyinka told a Harvard audience on Wednesday that ruthless Islamist religious fundamentalism is “the enemy of humanity.”
Turkey appears to be moving away from the path toward reforms that helped to fuel an economic resurgence there in the early 2000s, a leading economist told a Harvard audience.
Renee Salas, a Wilderness Medicine Fellow from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School instructor in emergency medicine, was working at a remote clinic near the Mount Everest Base Camp when Saturday’s earthquake struck Nepal. She shared her experience with the Gazette.
With Nepal struggling to grasp the enormous calamity caused by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck north of Kathmandu Saturday, Harvard is mobilizing to help with technical and medical assistance and reaching out to faculty, staff, and students visiting the region.
Speaking at the Harvard Kennedy School, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked about his country’s economic and political difficulties, during the first stop of his state visit to the United States.
Harvard faculty members from several disciplines gathered to share thoughts about their work at the 2013 Kumbh Mela religious festival in India.
Starting in May 2013, in two of Syria’s war-torn cities, specially trained operatives moved from door to door with a singular purpose: to ask questions. Vera Mironova, a graduate research fellow at Harvard's Program on Negotiation, was one of the lead authors of the “Voices of Syria” project. She will discuss it today at noon at Wasserstein B015, Harvard Law School.
The value of a clear understanding of your country’s objectives and the power of personal relationships were among the insights former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared with a Harvard audience.
As negotiators worked beyond a deadline, experts at Harvard Kennedy School considered the possible outcomes of a deal, or no deal, with Iran over nuclear materials.