Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei takes leave from classroom to reform the workplace culture at Uber.
After the twin triumphs of Trump and Brexit, right-leaning European parties see fresh paths to political power.
Though larger religions have made big inroads, African spirituality, a belief system based in openness and adaptation, endures, says Harvard religion professor Jacob Olupona.
Education experts said Oct. 4 that the United States may be overdue for a science education overhaul like the one undertaken after the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite 50 years ago, and predicted that a window for change may open as the Iraq war winds down.
Retired judge and Harvard lecturer Nancy Gertner weighs in on legal issues surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about President Trump.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to reflect on her 20-year tenure on the Supreme Court.
As Congress prepares to vote on a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Harvard Kennedy School experts consider its merits and shortcomings and look to what’s next.
When sworn in on Jan. 20, Barack Obama will join current President George W. Bush (M.B.A. ’75) and Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy as Harvard graduates chosen to serve as the nation’s chief executive.
Every 12 years, the Kumbh Mela, a centuries-old Hindu pilgrimage, temporarily transforms an empty floodplain in India into one of the biggest cities in the world. This month, an interdisciplinary team of Harvard professors, students, and researchers set out to map the gathering for the first time.
In a new book, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison looks at how the power struggle between Athens and Sparta in classical Greece offers important insights into the looming complexities as China’s meteoric rise threatens to displace the U.S. as the dominant world power.
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Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, talked politics with Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf in a visit to the Kennedy School following a day of lab tours and meeting with students.
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.
Ed School Dean James Ryan has written a book based on his Commencement speech from last year.
Representatives of three of the world's major religions tangled over the beginnings of human life, the disposal of surplus embryos from in vitro fertilization clinics, and the conduct of embryonic stem cell research Wednesday (March 14) at Harvard Divinity School. Panelists at the event, representing Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, each briefly presented their faith's teachings about the beginnings of human life and then embarked on a lively discussion about embryonic stem cell research.
Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and of African and African American studies, analyzes the system of peer review in her new book “How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment.”
Areas of Russia whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages in the decades since, according to a new analysis.
William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, lauds the recently announced reform of the SATs. He explains why the changes should help level the playing field for students.
Novelist Jonathan Franzen had some corrections for fellow liberals in a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
The director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center evaluates a new survey of citizens from 30 countries, including China, and how they rank the performances of the world’s best-known political leaders.
Study says that female M.B.A. students may downplay their career ambitions if they sense doing otherwise will harm their marriage prospects.
Every January, a handful of Harvard Law School students head to Washington, D.C., to work on cases bound for the U.S. Supreme Court.
When inequality is baked into public educational systems from kindergarten through the 12th grade, it usually extends through other aspects of life later, Harvard analysts say.
New political science research says that, contrary to conventional wisdom, political attitudes are a consequence of political actions, rather than their cause.
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.
Civic education, an important element for democracy to flourish, has fallen to public schools, universities, and colleges to provide in recent years. A Harvard panel discussed what’s required for the citizenry to be educated to make informed decisions.
Amid Trump’s shifting harsh immigration policies, the Gazette talked with four Harvard undocumented students, all protected from deportation under a federal program, about their hopes and concerns.
Christine Yano, Edwin O. Reischauer Visiting Professor of Japanese Studies, explains the global phenomenon of the mysterious, ubiquitous icon.
America’s prison system houses huge numbers of inmates, many of them serving lengthy mandatory sentences, but research finds little evidence that it produces criminal deterrence.
With Harvard experts helping, clever and dynamic Mexico City is dealing with global megacity challenges like traffic and housing, and could be a template for a flexible, functioning urbanism of the future.
Don’t blame data analytics for Trump’s unexpected victory, Nate Silver says, blame political reporting’s conventional wisdom.
Kennedy School analyst Gary Samore discusses North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation and what it means for U.S. policy under the Trump administration.
Excellence, access, and affordability are top concerns for higher education, Faust and other presidents say in Washington discussion.
Ever wonder about Vermont and New Hampshire?
New HBS research finds that avoiding a toxic employee realizes twice the savings of hiring a superstar.
Harvard Business School course focuses on case studies of black business leaders and their challenges.
In a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, retiring Professor David Perkins explored the evolution of the teaching of thinking, including its history, obstacles, advances, and likely future.
Four words on a previously unknown papyrus fragment provide the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus had been married, a Harvard professor says.
While the structures of state can be created by outsiders, national identities can only be created from within, and they commonly arise through shared language, culture, history, and ideals, political theorist Francis Fukuyama says.
For the past several years, Mary Brinton, Radcliffe fellow and chair of Harvard’s sociology department, and a team of collaborators have been exploring declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies.
The Gazette spoke with psychologist Richard Mollica about a lesser known crisis zone for the displaced: mental health.
Professor Ousmane Kane of the Divinity School discusses the roots of Islam in Africa.
Forty-six years ago, a working-class town in Michigan began a program that changed lives. “Mind-blowing,” one scholar called it at Harvard last week.
In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Divinity School’s Francis X. Clooney discusses how Christian advocates and opponents of the death penalty turn to Scripture for support of their positions.
Patrick Harlan ’93 drifted into Japan on a Glee Club trip the summer after he graduated from Harvard and quickly found his way to the stage, becoming a well-known comedian and a regular face on Japanese television. Harlan talked to the Gazette about his offbeat journey.
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.
Paul Tough's prescription for making children better students sounds like a license to have fun: Read to them, sing, play, emphasize encouragement over criticism, and converse a lot. Research shows a correlation between how many words a child hears in the first three years of life and brain development, he said. The more words, the smarter the child.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, spoke about love, environmental issues, and apathy to a capacity crowd at Harvard's Memorial Church.
Harvard’s expert in Latin America, Davíd Carrasco, spoke with the Gazette about Mexico, which has taken center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and the long relationship between the two neighboring countries.
A visit by Harvard students to the Holy Land shows everyday life, and many complications.
Do leaders need competence, character, or both? And can such traits be taught? On Feb. 7, Harvard experts gathered to discuss the University’s role in fostering leaders in business, education, and the public sector in honor of Harvard Corporation member Nan Keohane’s new book, “Thinking About Leadership.”