Laurence Ralph, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, will give a talk on the history of police violence in the United States.
Vitriolic politics and terror strikes are fueling an increase in suspicion and mistrust of American Muslims, panelists say.
St. Louis planners and activists converge on Harvard to talk with one another and ponder the future of a troubled area.
At the fourth annual Anita Hill Lecture on Gender Justice, Wake Forest University Professor Melissa Harris-Perry said that while more women have entered into today’s knowledge economy, they still make only 77 cents to every dollar men earn — and black and Latino women earn even less.
While there is greater support for gender equality today, how it’s defined and how greatly it’s supported remains in flux, a panel of sociologists found.
The future of the President Obama’s Clean Power Plan hangs in the balance with the Supreme Court vote to freeze the plan in place, halting implementation while legal issues are decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, likely, by the Supreme Court itself.
A new project to digitize petitions from Native Americans to the Massachusetts legislature seeks to illuminate the history of the region’s native peoples, for scholars, students, and the tribes themselves.
With a showdown over privacy and national security issues underway between Apple and the FBI, the Gazette spoke with cyber security expert Michael Sulmeyer and Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, about the pivotal yet competing issues raised by the case.
Increasingly, economic and political inequality in America is interlaced, analysts say, leaving many more people poorer and voiceless. But there are policy changes that could help change that.
Inequality is rampant in American life and is a key topic in the presidential campaign, but Harvard faculty members have been exploring its many facets for decades, and suggesting some solutions.
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Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. may be most associated with his efforts to desegregate the South, but the minister also had a valuable and lasting relationship with New England, and with Harvard.
Harvard psychiatrist Ronald Schouten answers questions on the San Bernardino attack and the psychology behind both terrorism and the fear it spreads.
Through the prism of St. Louis and Ferguson, a panel on Civil Rights discussed how the movement has evolved, and where common ground remains.
Four Harvard professors speak about the historical background of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Celebrated author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed how U.S. policy on criminal justice today is still deeply enmeshed with the nation’s fraught racial legacy.
During a conference in Atlanta, Harvard President Drew Faust, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others discussed half a century of efforts to battle inequality in housing.
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the array of foreign policy challenges facing the United States, speaking with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison.
U.S. immigrants today are assimilating as quickly or quicker than past generations of immigrants, according to a study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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.