After the twin triumphs of Trump and Brexit, right-leaning European parties see fresh paths to political power.
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.
Every 12 years, the Kumbh Mela, a centuries-old Hindu pilgrimage, temporarily transforms an empty floodplain in India into one of the biggest cities in the world. This month, an interdisciplinary team of Harvard professors, students, and researchers set out to map the gathering for the first time.
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.
Areas of Russia whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages in the decades since, according to a new analysis.
While the structures of state can be created by outsiders, national identities can only be created from within, and they commonly arise through shared language, culture, history, and ideals, political theorist Francis Fukuyama says.
With Harvard experts helping, clever and dynamic Mexico City is dealing with global megacity challenges like traffic and housing, and could be a template for a flexible, functioning urbanism of the future.
If slavery and totalitarianism were the great moral issues of the 19th and 20th centuries, then the worldwide oppression of women and girls will be the defining issue of the 21st, said Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, in a talk at Harvard Medical School’s Carl Walter Amphitheater.
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.
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.
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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.
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).
There are more than 1,200 Harvard graduates in Mexico, a well-connected group that rises to high positions and has an appetite for good works.
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.
Over the past several years, Harvard University has been ramping up its involvement in India and South Asia, a trend catalyzed by Harvard’s South Asia Initiative, which was founded in 2003 to foster the University’s engagement in the region. Harvard’s understanding of the region’s importance is highlighted by President Drew Faust’s January visit to India.
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.
Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at the Kennedy School and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, has written a book about the role of women in leading post-genocide Rwanda.
Harvard President Drew Faust’s coming trip to South Korea and Hong Kong is framed against a long history of Harvard’s engagement with Asia’s many nations.
The classmates of Benazir Bhutto ’73 have established an international leadership program in her name.
Harvard’s relationship to Mexico is deep, diverse, and longstanding. Here’s an overview of those connections.
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.
Radcliffe researcher explores the connection between cultures where men have more than one wife and increased violence.
From a single study of methyl mercury in Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, a constellation of projects has grown, all of them centered on children and environmental health.
Esther Mwaikambo is used to starting small. Until her teaching hospital was started in 1997, there was only one medical school in Tanzania, graduating 25 to 40 doctors annually.
Five seniors will soon head to foreign shores as part of a fellowship program that emphasizes experience over work and independence over comfort.
Kennedy School initiative takes an unconventional, holistic approach to researching, designing, and implementing policy around international development.
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.
The 9/11 terrorist attacks caused Americans to awaken to the disdain for the nation held by some overseas. It also brought harsh attention to U.S. Muslims and mobilized the nation toward actions it may one day rue, experts said at a panel discussion.
The purpose of the trip was to generate interest for Harvard among Native American students, as well as to host a Harvard booth at the National Indian Education Association conference in Albuquerque. For many of the high school students we visited, the Harvard name was simply an abstraction.
Dutch sociologist Abram de Swaan spoke with the Gazette about his new book, “The Killing Compartments,” ahead of a lecture at the Center for European Studies.
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 Gazette spoke with psychologist Richard Mollica about a lesser known crisis zone for the displaced: mental health.
A Harvard instructor, concerned about literary artists threatened overseas, proposes Writers at Risk, an academic harbor.
Author Sonia Nazario told a Radcliffe conference that people don’t generally know that large numbers of women who immigrate to the United States illegally to get jobs and support their families back home leave their own children behind to do so.
Patrick Harlan ’93 drifted into Japan on a Glee Club trip the summer after he graduated from Harvard and quickly found his way to the stage, becoming a well-known comedian and a regular face on Japanese television. Harlan talked to the Gazette about his offbeat journey.
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.
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.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
Students in Giuliana Minghelli’s new course on cultural migrations between Italy and Africa get an up-close view of the colonial era, witnessing a performance by one of the assigned authors and developing their own creative responses.
A two-day symposium on the future of South Asia examined several key challenges facing the region, as well as solutions on issues ranging from climate change to population control.
In a talk on his book “The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life,” Professor Roger Owen described how the Arab world’s dictators came to power — and how their curious political network helped fuel the eventual uprisings against some of them.
With a New England winter storm as an ironic counterpoint, a delegation of Senegalese officials arrived at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of ...
Speaking in South Korea at the conclusion of a five-day visit to Asia, Harvard President Drew Faust urged greater educational opportunities for women.
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.
A branch of Partners In Health in Peru has reduced the number of deaths from multidrug-resistant TB through a system of careful protocols.
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.
Frances Hagopian, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer in Government, spoke with the Gazette about the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil.
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.
On a visit to Harvard to participate in a two-day gender conference sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Malawi Vice President Joyce Banda discussed issues facing her African country, including women’s health, education, and the importance of promoting women leaders.