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.
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.”
Scholars from across the nation gathered at Harvard on Friday to examine the persistent problems of race, poverty, and economic inequality in the United States. The conference was focused around the 25th anniversary of the publication of “The Truly Disadvantaged” by University Professor William Julius Wilson.
The public health lessons of 9/11 and subsequent anthrax attacks haven’t been learned, said Pulitzer Prize-winning author Laurie Garrett during a talk at the Harvard School of Public Health.
In the LGBT community, “equal rights does not necessarily mean equal lives,” Tim McCarthy, an activist and Harvard lecturer, told a Harvard Kennedy School audience on July 11. With that in mind, he and a group of researchers at the Face Value project are aiming to combat real-world stigma, not just legal discrimination.
Now in its third year, the Latino Leadership Initiative brought 41 students from eight universities to Harvard for a week of leadership training, reflection, and strategizing on projects they will implement when they return to their largely Latino communities.
The finalist teams in the first-ever President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship are tackling the problems of nonprofits with the playbook of for-profits.
The idea that law enforcement should work with citizens to help prevent, reduce, and solve crimes took flight through an unusual collaboration of academics and police leaders at Harvard Kennedy School.
At Harvard to receive the Great Negotiator Award, James A. Baker III offered his insight and political perspective on his time as a senior government official for three U.S. presidents.
Investigative reporting is an increasingly rare luxury for many news organizations. A Shorenstein Center roundtable featuring the finalists for the Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism proved that with resources, hard work, and collaboration, the craft can thrive.
With its increasingly popular website called Journalist’s Resource, the Shorenstein Center is putting academia’s insights at reporters’ fingertips, and making a broader case for knowledge-based reporting.