81 stories tagged ‘Barack Obama’
Political journalists Mark Halperin ’87 and John Heilemann, M.P.A. ’90, returned to Harvard Thursday night to screen and discuss the new HBO Films adaptation of their best-seller “Game Change,” showing that the drama of Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential nomination can still draw an enthusiastic crowd.
Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein visited Harvard Law School for a talk sponsored by the HLS Forum and the Harvard Law Record. At the event, both men discussed what they called lawless and violent practices by the White House and its agencies that have become institutionalized by both political parties.
A new national poll of America’s 18- to 29-year-olds by the Institute of Politics (IOP) at the Harvard Kennedy School finds more millennials predict President Barack Obama will lose his bid for re-election (36 percent) than win (30 percent).
Mixing historical perspective, personal reminiscence, and psychological analysis, Harvard Law School Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr. kicked off a three-part lecture series titled “Understanding Obama” Tuesday at the Barker Center as part of the Nathan I. Huggins Lecture Series.
Lawrence S. Summers has been awarded the 2011 Global Economy Prize by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
With its 360th Commencement, another chapter in Harvard's history draws to a close, as marked by highlights from this year. Reinstallation of ROTC, ongoing innovation in science and humanities, and Wynton Marsalis at Harvard top off some of the year's historical benchmarks.
The Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School has added another prominent political practitioner to its Senior Advisory Committee: David Axelrod.
Richard J. Lazarus, J.D. ’79, one of the nation’s foremost experts on environmental law and also a leading practitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court, will join the Harvard Law School faculty this summer as a tenured professor of law.
Former Harvard President Lawrence Summers touches on the economy, his time in the White House, and the future of the American job market during a talk at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.
Across the University, public service programs are thriving, reinforcing Harvard’s founding mission of providing assistance to others.
On her South American trip, Harvard President Drew Faust meets with government and academic leaders, reconnects with Harvard alumni, and views the tangible benefits of the University’s research.
Former Army helicopter pilot finds a home at Ed School, hopes that reversal of policy on gays in military may allow her return to service.
Seemingly overnight, people in the Mideast and North Africa have risen in anger to demand more freedom. Is this the beginning of democracy in the Arab world, or a new era of political chaos? Harvard analysts offer insights on what is likely to come next.
Professor James Kloppenberg, author of “Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition,” took questions from five panelists on the impact of Obama’s presidency at an event sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.
Emeritus professors Daniel Aaron and Bernard Bailyn are two of 10 winners of the 2010 National Humanities Medal awarded by President Barack Obama.
The American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) founding director Robert Brustein was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama at a ceremony in the White House on March 2.
The field of genomics, after revolutionizing crime fighting through DNA testing, is likely to shake the political landscape, says Jennifer Hochschild, who is researching its implications in Washington, D.C.
Harvard psychologists have found that the centuries-old “one-drop rule” assigning minority status to mixed-race individuals appears to live on in our modern-day perception and categorization of people like Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, and Halle Berry.
Theda Skocpol, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, and Lawrence R. Jacobs parse the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama, and explain what comes next for this landmark legislation.
James Kloppenberg, chair of Harvard’s History Department, is out with a new book called “Reading Obama,” which parses the American president through his own writings.
Students at Harvard Kennedy School try their hands at political forecasting for the upcoming midterm elections.
Scholars, educators, and politicians gathered for a two-day seminar at Harvard Kennedy School to explore the complicated issue of performance pay in the nation’s public schools.
The designated driver campaign is 21 years old. Jay Winsten, an influential force behind the anti-drunk-driving effort, reflects and looks ahead.
Evelynn Hammonds, dean of Harvard College and Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The Silk Road Project will move its headquarters to Harvard University this summer, strengthening a partnership between the University and the world-renowned organization that promotes innovation and learning through the arts.