Jack Schlossberg, grandson of President John F. Kennedy, honored the founder of an online charity that supports public schools and a combat veteran who is now a congresswoman during the 2013 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards.
Herman "Dutch" Leonard, the George F. Baker Jr. Professor of Public Management, talks about relief efforts in the Philippines and the challenges facing those trying to help following a major typhoon on Nov. 8 that has killed more than 2,500 people.
Helping part of coastal Chile to recover completely and prosper following the deadly 2010 earthquake and tsunami is the guiding ethos of Recupera Chile, an initiative based at Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies that involves half a dozen Harvard Schools.
Since its inception in 1958, the Edward S. Mason Fellows Program has brought “demonstrated leaders from developing, newly industrialized and transitional economy countries” to the Harvard Kennedy School. This year there are 89 Mason Fellows from 51 countries.
A sample of how Harvard graduate students from the Law School, Kennedy School, Business School, and the School of Public Health used the tools they sharpened at Harvard to help build a better world.
He grew up poor in Prague, but Jirka Jelinek '13 used his College years to learn, grow, and discover other parts of the world.
A sexual abuse victim and champion surfer, Mary Setterholm plans to use her degree from Harvard Divinity School to help others find their way back.
Volunteerism — not whether, but how best to give back — was at the forefront of the “Alumni Think Big” conference session on Saturday, as eight Harvard graduates and one visiting practitioner presented their “Big Ideas That Will Change the World” at a Wintersession forum.
Joseph P. Kennedy III kicked off Wintersession’s “Public Interested?” conference on Saturday, speaking about his life in public service and urging audience members to create their own careers by following their passions.
Harvard University has chosen 10 teams as finalists in the President’s Challenge for social entrepreneurship. President Drew Faust created the challenge to encourage student teams from across the University to develop entrepreneurial solutions to five of the world’s most important social issues.
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Brazilian urban specialist Edgard Gouveia Jr., who has won international attention for his approach to grassroots development through game play, demonstrates his techniques to Harvard students.
What will the next generation of social entrepreneurs need to succeed? Analysts debated the future of the budding field — and Harvard students demonstrated it — at Harvard Kennedy School on Feb. 24.
Annemarie Ryu ’13 hopes to create an American market for tasty, nutritious jackfruit, while helping to support struggling Indian farmers at the same time.
New York City’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) was named the winner of the Innovations in American Government Award today by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School of Government.
Sonya Soni, a Harvard Divinity School student, is featured in the documentary “Keep a Child Alive with Alicia Keys,” which airs throughout December on Showtime.
Harvard students made good use last summer of the Presidential Public Service Fellowship Program, a new initiative that supports good works through financial grants.
Students at the Harvard Graduate School of Design mix reality and research during travel as Community Service Fellows, doing everything from helping tsunami victims to studying activist art.
Hundreds of new students descended on the Harvard Kennedy School campus for their first day of classes Aug. 31. That night, a group of illustrious alumni harnessed that energy in a candid dialogue on the challenges and rewards of a career in public service. The talk was a kickoff for the Kennedy School’s 75th anniversary.
The Harvard Graduate School of Education on July 26 released a powerful video in support of the It Gets Better Project. The four-minute video features faculty, staff, and students sharing personal accounts of their childhood experiences and providing support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth.
“The road from policy development to implementation is usually long and rocky, one that must be trod with companions,” Paul Farmer, University Professor and co-founder of Partners In Health, told Harvard Kennedy School graduates on May 25.