Harvard Law School’s Cass R. Sunstein says as social media has made the world smaller and more connected, it’s also driven people further apart, pushing them into fragmented camps, which threatens democracy.
As President Trump signals that he wants to expand the nation’s nuclear arsenal, two experts at a Harvard forum argued that some of the touted advantages of being a nuclear power have been overstated.
Harvard alumna Sarah Hurwitz, the speechwriter behind two of the world’s most popular and powerful women, former first lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, talks about her unusual career path and why politics is all about failure.
The Gazette interviewed historian Caroline Light about her new book, “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.”
For retail, the revolution is being televised, or at least delivered through online screens.
The Kennedy School’s Mary Graham talks about her new book, “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.”
After the twin triumphs of Trump and Brexit, right-leaning European parties see fresh paths to political power.
At the Global Food+ 2017 summit, a panel heard 24 capsule discussions on the future of food in key areas, along with concerns about how to feed the world.
A new Kennedy School paper looks at early investor reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency.
With the Republican Party controlling Washington, one might consider this the best of times for the conservative movement. Yet the consensus at a Kennedy School forum was often just the opposite.
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To understand Donald Trump’s rise to power, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel says, it’s important to learn from his voters, who are concerned about economic inequality, professional hubris, dignified work, and patriotism.
Authoritarianism appears on the rise in the United States, but fascism does not, panelists say at Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.
A clinical instructor at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School, Anna Crowe traveled to Jordan to study the challenges some Syrian refugees face to obtain the legal documentation they need to access basic services and humanitarian assistance.
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a former CIA officer and now a senior fellow at the Belfer Center, discusses the intelligence community’s investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election and the ongoing friction between these agencies and the administration of President Trump.
Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who offered to lend Donald Trump his pocket Constitution in a rebuke of a proposed Muslim ban during the Democratic National Convention, urged Harvard students to “remain standing” for democratic values and principles during this “dark chapter” in American history.
Karen Mardini ’18, who grew up in Aleppo, Syria, says that the Trump immigration order has made her feel uncertain about her future in the U.S.
Using the case-study method, Harvard Business School historian David Moss examines pivotal moments in American history where disagreement and conflict reshaped our democracy for the better.
Harvard Scholars at Risk fellow Mahmoud Hariri is focused on helping others gain the experience they need to become doctors in his war-ravaged country, where skilled medical professionals are increasingly rare.
A Harvard Kennedy School panel sees a major threat to good governance when U.S. presidents decide to keep sweeping secrets.
Speaking at a student conference at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin said the young may be able to prompt Americans to work together again politically.
Law School scholars react to President Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Top reporters and editors discuss the future of news, as well as the opportunities and the challenges the industry faces in what many observers call the “post-truth” era.
Neil M. Gorsuch, a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School (HLS), is President Donald Trump’s pick as the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, it was announced Tuesday night.
A Divinity School conversation focused on religious freedom in the wake of President Trump’s executive action on immigration.
In Harvard Law School’s January term course on fashion law, students dealt with legal issues faced by the fashion industry, from intellectual property to franchising to sustainability.
Faculty at Harvard Business School discuss how Donald Trump’s experience as a businessman may inform his approach to the U.S. presidency.
In a new book, Harvard historian Charles Maier explores the boundaries that both separate and bind modern societies.
With President-elect Donald Trump pushing for a federal infrastructure improvement plan, Harvard faculty consider the needs and challenges that may dog the ambitious proposal.
Kevin Ryan, a Russia-U.S. security analyst and Belfer Center director of defense and intelligence projects, discusses the conclusion by U.S. intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and did so in an effort to boost the Republicans.
Harvard has joined the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of colleges and universities that seeks to attract, enroll, and graduate high-achieving, lower-income students.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
Harvard Divinity School is hosting a symposium for journalists, designed to give them a more nuanced view of religions to prevent bigotry and prejudice.
The Baker Library has mounted a show chronicling the history of the Polaroid Corp. and the career of its avant-garde founder, Edwin H. Land.
Cuban writer and journalist Jorge Olivera is a dissident who was sentenced to prison and eventually released on humanitarian grounds. He’s now a Scholar at Risk hosted by Harvard’s Department of Comparative Literature.
The Gazette interviewed Jorge Dominguez, Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and a prominent expert on Cuba, about Fidel Castro’s mixed legacy, and the Cuban Revolution.
Three weeks after a remarkably nasty presidential election, emotions remain raw, as was evidenced when the Trump and Clinton camps met for the first time at Harvard Kennedy School for a debriefing conference this week.
The classmates of Benazir Bhutto ’73 have established an international leadership program in her name.
Faculty at Harvard’s Government Department consider the potential ramifications of the new administration under President Donald Trump.
A new graduate seminar gives students a chance to develop ideas on reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.
New research from Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino suggests that by supporting “constructive nonconformity” at work, organizations can improve employee engagement.
Harvard Law School analysts consider the changes a Trump administration may make that would affect the law, the courts, and the power of government agencies.
The Gazette asked Harvard scholars for thoughts on how communities across the U.S. might work toward post-election compromise.
A two-day workshop will examine how poverty leads to social exclusion, and how to reduce it.
A Europe showing cracks in its unity now adds worries about U.S. ties to its concerns, analysts tell a Harvard panel.
In the end, comedian Larry Wilmore said in delivering the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, Americans elected the president they wanted.
New pressures are expected on undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
Noted faculty across Harvard weigh in on the election of Donald Trump and what his presidency is likely to mean for the economy, presidential politics, and more.
A new study co-authored by a Harvard Kennedy School researcher sees deep sorrow ahead for those on the wrong side of the election.
Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense and two-term senator from Nebraska, talks about Syria, the urgency of our relations with Russia, and the damage the 2016 election is doing to U.S. standing in the world.
A recent gift to Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is aimed at changing the way farmed animals are treated across the country and around the world.