The timely and effective use of social media in the hours and days following the Boston Marathon bombings may serve as a model for other law enforcement agencies in the United States, according to a report published as part of the New Perspectives in Policing Series by the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School.
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.
Putting aside their winter-break activities, an ad-hoc Harvard relief team in the Dominican Republic helps to ship boatloads of relief supplies to the coastal Haitian city of Jacmel.
Harvard will begin a week of events and activities relating to service and outreach and involving Schools across the University community. The programs will help to highlight the richness of the public service landscape at Harvard and will introduce students to the many varieties and pathways into service around the University.