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.
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.
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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.
Before he was a graduate of Harvard, Jeffrey Lynn Hall Jr. was a graduate of the streets of St. Louis, which taught him to look back and to give back.
Recent graduates commissioned as officers through ROTC are training, traveling, and plunging into combat.
In what is believed to be the largest gathering of uniformed students at the University since Winston Churchill spoke on campus in 1943, more than 170 Harvard veterans from all the service branches gathered at Cambridge's Sheraton Commander Hotel April 25 for a dinner honoring students who have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Across the University, public service programs are thriving, reinforcing Harvard’s founding mission of providing assistance to others.
A diverse Harvard community celebrated Interfaith Awareness Week during a moving ceremony at the Memorial Church on Monday (Feb. 7) evening, remembering the life and message of the late Martin Luther King Jr.
A winter break trip to the Navajo Nation in New Mexico shows the realities of poverty to a group of Harvard undergraduates.
Like much of Africa, Liberia relies on ineffective, dirty sources of energy. Coming off a fellowship at Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative, Richard Fahey has one big goal: to transform the country’s electrical grid from the bottom up.
One year after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, Harvard undergraduates and faculty from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are trying to develop a way to quickly provide shelter to victims of disasters. The Rapid Deployment Disaster Relief Shelter is one of a dozen initiatives funded by the new President’s January Innovation Fund for winter break.
Building on the library model developed by industrialist Andrew Carnegie in the late 1800s, philanthropist John Wood and his nonprofit, Room to Read, are aiding education in the developing world.
Harvard students and friends spend two weeks working and helping an impoverished corner of the Dominican Republic.
A Harvard undergraduate travels to China to visit an orphanage she aided from afar, and sees the impact of her public service.
Outgoing HAA President Teresita Alvarez-Bjelland says the group’s interest in public service is expanding by leaps and bounds. Incoming President Robert R. Bowie Jr. plans to continue strengthening the alumni community.