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.
Harvard analysts in a range of fields discuss the many ways that the Boston Marathon bombings are likely to affect daily life in this area and beyond.
: The United States must do more to help its newest generation of veterans reintegrate by capitalizing on their desire to serve, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, former commander of the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, said at a panel event in honor of Harvard’s veterans.
Andrew Young — minister, activist, politician, and diplomat — reflected during a Harvard appearance on the battles of the American civil rights era, and on the economic problems that remain.
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An Institute of Politics panel at the Harvard Kennedy School — including a politician, a soldier, and an activist actor — praised the resilience of post-earthquake Haiti but acknowledged the country’s long road ahead for recovery and stability.
NRA President David Keene and Jonathan E. Lowy presented their views on gun policy during visits to Harvard.
Professor Charles J. Ogletree joined writer-director Eugene Jarecki for a Q&A after a screening of Jarecki’s documentary, “The House I Live In,” Feb. 5 at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
Nine years after he helped Harvard roommate Mark Zuckerberg launch Facebook, Chris Hughes ’06 returned to campus to discuss his latest underdog venture: his plan to reinvigorate the ailing but venerable magazine The New Republic.
Panelists convened at the Harvard Kennedy School on Monday to discuss individuals' motivations to risk their lives to fight for democracy.
Tom Wooten ’08 discussed his latest book, which profiles several grassroots recovery efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Panelists at the Harvard School of Public Health urged both regulatory and cultural changes in how America handles guns, saying change will only come if people speak out and urging a shift in how society views guns in the home.
EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced its spring course and module offerings, including four at Harvard.
The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School should galvanize Americans to view gun violence as a public health crisis, says David Hemenway, professor of health policy and author of “Private Guns, Public Health.”
Kicking off the first in a three-part lecture series sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, “Exclusions and Inequality in Digital Societies: Theories, Evidence, and Strategy,” Ernest J. Wilson III, examined what the transition to a digital society means for “those at the bottom.”