At a time when American commitments to major global institutions and agreements are a hot issue around the world, the Harvard Marshall Forum celebrated the legacy of one of America’s greatest humanitarian outreach efforts: the Marshall Plan, $13 billion in U.S. aid to a faltering Western Europe after World War II.
In a new book, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison looks at how the power struggle between Athens and Sparta in classical Greece offers important insights into the looming complexities as China’s meteoric rise threatens to displace the U.S. as the dominant world power.
In a Q&A session, Kennedy School fellow Ban Ki-moon reflects on his decade-long tenure as United Nations general secretary.
A visit by Harvard students to the Holy Land shows everyday life, and many complications.
A new report from Harvard’s FXB Center for Health and Human Rights examines the “emergency within an emergency” of sexual exploitation of child migrants.
When European conservatives accept the Democratic system, stability tends to ensue, author Daniel Ziblatt says.
Expatriates from Berlin and Istanbul who live in each other’s cities offer insights to help guide policymakers.
Although the news spotlight is shining on questions about possible collusion between Russia and President Trump’s campaign organization, Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen cautions against making that issue the key focus of national attention.
Panelists in a Kennedy School forum assessed the threat of future conflict between the United States and China.
As President Trump signals that he wants to expand the nation’s nuclear arsenal, two experts at a Harvard forum argued that some of the touted advantages of being a nuclear power have been overstated.
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After the twin triumphs of Trump and Brexit, right-leaning European parties see fresh paths to political power.
At the Global Food+ 2017 summit, a panel heard 24 capsule discussions on the future of food in key areas, along with concerns about how to feed the world.
Authoritarianism appears on the rise in the United States, but fascism does not, panelists say at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
Karen Mardini ’18, who grew up in Aleppo, Syria, says that the Trump immigration order has made her feel uncertain about her future in the U.S.
Harvard Scholars at Risk fellow Mahmoud Hariri is focused on helping others gain the experience they need to become doctors in his war-ravaged country, where skilled medical professionals are increasingly rare.
In a new book, Harvard historian Charles Maier explores the boundaries that both separate and bind modern societies.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
Cuban writer and journalist Jorge Olivera is a dissident who was sentenced to prison and eventually released on humanitarian grounds. He’s now a Scholar at Risk hosted by Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature.
The Gazette interviewed Jorge Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and a prominent expert on Cuba, about Fidel Castro’s mixed legacy, and the Cuban Revolution.
The classmates of Benazir Bhutto ’73 have established an international leadership program in her name.
A Europe showing cracks in its unity now adds worries about U.S. ties to its concerns, analysts tell a Harvard panel.
A Harvard student follows her passion for the welfare of refugees back home to Germany after graduation, and Harvard researchers seek solutions to the European crisis.
Political anthropologist Jennifer Schirmer reacts to the rejection in a recent referendum of the Colombian peace she worked on for 14 years.
Harvard Global Institute announces second cycle of research grants to tackle international problems.
For his latest exhibit, Nieman Fellow and photojournalist Maciek Nabrdalik followed refugees over several weeks to document their harrowing journey through the Mediterranean and Europe.
Russian leader Putin and his government seek respect and stability from the next U.S. administration, Institute of Politics panel says.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives Harvard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year award.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned for 543 days by Iranian authorities before the U.S. government negotiated his release in January in tandem with the Iran nuclear deal, joins the 79th class of Nieman Fellows this fall. His wife, Yeganeh, is a Shorenstein fellow.
Harvard’s expert in Latin America, Davíd Carrasco, spoke with the Gazette about Mexico, which has taken center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and the long relationship between the two neighboring countries.
Frances Hagopian, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer in Government, spoke with the Gazette about the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil.
Over summer, a Harvard ROTC cadet traded a Pentagon office for Slovak training exercises.
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.
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.
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.”
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.