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.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow moderated a Berkman Klein forum titled “Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives.”
Four Harvard professors speak about the historical background of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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.
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.
In a new paper, Shorenstein Fellow Steve Oney details the radical vision of NPR’s earliest days.
Former Vermont governor and others discussed possible strategies against the U.S. opioid epidemic in a conversation at the JFK Jr. Forum.
Judge Robert Wilkins, a Harvard Law graduate and author, talks about the efforts to build the National Museum of African American History & Culture, which opens Sept. 24.
Harvard University’s expansive role in World War II, from research to recruits, helped the Allies to triumph.
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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.
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.”
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.”
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.
Through the prism of St. Louis and Ferguson, a panel on Civil Rights discussed how the movement has evolved, and where common ground remains.
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.
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 psychiatrist Ronald Schouten answers questions on the San Bernardino attack and the psychology behind both terrorism and the fear it spreads.
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.
To assess the ACA landscape the Gazette spoke with Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The athlete turned author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar muses on how America has changed for the better, and how it hasn’t.
The Gazette interviewed historian Caroline Light about her new book, “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.”
Foes of the Dakota Access Pipeline under land owned by the Standing Rock Sioux explain their opposition and cite the lessons learned during their protests.
The world expects ethics and honor from American troops, service academy chiefs say at Harvard panel.
On the occasion of President Obama’s 100th day in office, we asked several Harvard faculty members to consider the new administration’s early actions in their areas of expertise and offer some guidance about how the president could make a difference on issues ranging from the threat of nuclear terrorism to energy policy in the days to come.
Fifty years ago, FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously shocked the nascent television industry out of complacency, calling American television a “vast wasteland.” On Sept. 12, he joined an all-star lineup at Harvard Law School to discuss the problems and potential of the vaster wasteland that now includes elements of the Internet.
Crisis management expert Herman “Dutch” Leonard talks about how the confrontation in Ferguson, Mo., was mishandled.
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.
Vitriolic politics and terror strikes are fueling an increase in suspicion and mistrust of American Muslims, panelists say.
A divided Supreme Court ruled against President Obama’s executive actions that could have aided 5 million illegal immigrants, and Harvard analysts reacted.
New pressures are expected on undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
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.
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.
As New York became a safer city, incarcerations dropped too, new study says.
Former Army helicopter pilot finds a home at Ed School, hopes that reversal of policy on gays in military may allow her return to service.
A ceremony on 11/11/11 at the Memorial Church will dedicate a tablet honoring Harvard’s 17 Medal of Honor recipients and also will celebrate the return of an ROTC presence to campus.
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.
After Orlando, Harvard experts offer ways to reduce what seems unstoppable: mass violence.
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.
The Kennedy School’s Linda Bilmes took part in a centennial effort to identify goals and challenges for the national parks.
Where we live and who we know can affect our voting patterns, Harvard researcher suggests.
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.
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.