Harvard experts discuss how institutional policing strategies, practices, and culture contribute to the distrust between law enforcement and black citizens in many American cities, including Baltimore.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson talks about leaving daily journalism to teach at Harvard, where her career began.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor John McDonough looks at the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obama’s signature health care reform law, being argued in court this week.
In a question-and-answer session, the leaders of a Radcliffe Institute seminar on America’s long “war on drugs” shared why they are looking back at history and ahead for fresh answers.
Harvard Divinity School Professor Harvey Cox was a longtime friend of Civil Rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The clergymen had similar interests and a desire for social justice and equality.
Andrew McCawley, president and CEO of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, describes the steps the organization is taking to combat homelessness among U.S. veterans and how likely it is that the nation will see the complete eradication of veteran homelessness by 2016.
Frank Fahrenkopf, the former head of the American Gaming Association and now an Institute of Politics fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the state of the industry as Massachusetts voters prepare to decide the fate of casino gambling.
A panel convened by HLS professor Charles Ogletree reflected on the broad social, legal, and political issues raised by the protests in Ferguson, Mo., last month.
America’s older population is experiencing unprecedented growth, but the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of this aging group, concludes a new report released today by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation.
Crisis management expert Herman “Dutch” Leonard talks about how the confrontation in Ferguson, Mo., was mishandled.
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In a new paper, Shorenstein Fellow Steve Oney details the radical vision of NPR’s earliest days.
In a question-and-answer session, Linda Bilmes, the Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses how to fix serious shortcomings in the management of Veterans Affairs.
Ronald S. Sullivan Jr., a clinical law professor and director of the Criminal Justice Institute at Harvard Law School, talks about U.S. crime and incarceration policies that have led to an unprecedented rate of mass imprisonment. He also discusses the reforms that might reverse that upward trend.
The “swarm intelligence” that guides flocks of birds was evident in the extraordinary response to last year’s Boston Marathon bombings, attendees were told at a Harvard-sponsored symposium.
Nancy Pelosi, the U.S. House minority leader and former speaker, appeared at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study to discuss the progress that American women have — and have not — made since a milestone 1963 report initiated by President John F. Kennedy on their status.
Thousands will join President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrate a powerful moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The commemoration stirs not only potent memories of that day, but for some with Harvard ties, mixed emotions about the march’s lasting legacy.
Joyce Klein Rosenthal of the Graduate School of Design spoke to the Gazette about lessons from past disasters and possible first steps toward rebuilding following the devastation of last Monday’s massive tornado in Moore, Okla.
Harvard Graduate School of Design alumni working in New York City outline a plan to revamp a 70-block area around Grand Central Station, where zoning restrictions have long restricted the height of buildings, to allow for structures twice as tall.
A panel at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum examined the interplay of law enforcement coordination, leadership, and social and traditional media during the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
The information revolution seemed to hit another high gear last week in Boston, leaving authorities on information technology pondering the ramifications.