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.
New leadership at the Office of Student Life brings ideas and a fresh approach to supporting students and helping them have a rich and satisfying College experience.
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.
Though he may be the favorite artist of oligarchs, Jeff Koons sees his art as democratic experience for viewers and a vehicle for his own transcendence and self-actualization.
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.
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.
Faculty at Harvard Business School discuss how Donald Trump’s experience as a businessman may inform his approach to the U.S. presidency.
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.
On a visit to Harvard, best-selling author Michael Lewis talked about the deep friendship and pioneering collaboration of famed psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose work created the field of behavioral economics.
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.
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.
Faculty at Harvard’s Government Department consider the potential ramifications of the new administration under President Donald Trump.
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.
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.
The sculptural artist Christo discusses the impetus and execution of his latest projects while speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Veteran pollster Peter D. Hart analyzes the 2016 election and sees far less volatility than headlines would suggest.
Cathy O'Neil, Ph.D. '99, talks about her new book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” and the quiet dangers of big data.
Legendary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas discusses the ideas and politics behind his latest projects during a presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
New research finds that being funny can boost your status at work.
On the eve of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Harvard analysts discuss whether presidential debates offer citizens civic value anymore and how to improve them as the nation navigates its political differences.
The 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes brought leading lights from journalism and the arts to Harvard to reflect on accountability and the abuse of power.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned for 543 days by Iranian authorities before the U.S. government negotiated his release in January in tandem with the Iran nuclear deal, joins the 79th class of Nieman Fellows this fall. His wife, Yeganeh, is a Shorenstein fellow.
A field guide to the coffee joints in Harvard Square.
A $32 million gift from Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation will support a new four-year collaboration with Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School to help hundreds of city mayors and their top staff members make government more responsive and effective for its citizens.
In a sign of the times, political technologist Nicco Mele is taking the helm at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. In a Q&A session, he discusses the issues that he and his center will face.
GSD architecture graduate Lauren Friedrich, M.Arch. ’16, looks at how architecture can better support health by providing unexpected physical challenges and minor obstacles rather than always prioritizing ease and comfort.
Harvard analysts discuss the unusual dynamics and events of the 2016 presidential election, and what they mean for our political system going forward.
Experts discuss findings from a new Harvard T.H. Chan School survey about how workers say their jobs affect their health, and what companies can and should be doing to help.
Harvard Business School labor economist Gareth Olds discusses new research into the surprising relationship between entrepreneurship and the social safety net.
Former Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander discusses the issues behind the national referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in the European Union and the potential economic and political ramifications should voters decide to sever ties.
New analysis by Harvard Kennedy School’s Thomas Patterson finds the conflicted motivation of news outlets covering the 2016 election has resulted in significantly lopsided and disparate attention paid to the Republican and Democratic candidates.
New research co-authored by Harvard Business School’s Michael I. Norton finds that dividing airplane passengers into first class and economy cabins fosters more incidents of air rage.
A Harvard Business School economist discusses the heated dispute between the music business and the tech industry over the federal law that governs the use of copyright-protected music on the Internet.
On a perfect sunny day in Harvard Yard, the University held its 365th Commencement in Tercentenary Theatre, with an emphasis on congratulations, rituals, and, most of all, celebrations.
Between the laughs, actress and writer Rashida Jones ’97 counsels the Class of 2016 to break some rules, speak up, and choose love during the annual Class Day.
Navy SEAL veteran Dan Cnossen, severely wounded in Afghanistan, rebounded to graduate from the Kennedy School, and is bound for the Divinity School.
Recent graduates and students discuss how a revived ROTC program enriched their Harvard College experience and taught them more than they could have imagined.
Former top intelligence officials from the Central Intelligence Agency and Israel’s Mossad discussed threats from the Islamic State, issues involving Israel, and the future of the Iran nuclear deal.
Top academics, government officials, legal practitioners, and representatives from major think tanks, NGOs, and financial institutions meet this week at Harvard Law School to debate the present and future of the World Trade Organization.
Three diplomats discuss the demands of life as a U.S. ambassador and advise HKS students as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, a key architect of the historic Iran nuclear deal, talks about the essential role science can play in diplomatic efforts to solve major global challenges.
U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus reflected on the longstanding relationship between Harvard and the Navy during an address to mark the fifth anniversary of the Navy ROTC program’s return to campus.
New HBS research finds that avoiding sticky questions leaves a far worse impression on others than simply coming clean with unflattering answers.
Harvard officials unveil a plaque as part of efforts to recognize the lives and contributions that enslaved people have made to the University.
Harvard hosted the first-ever conference featuring thought leaders at the intersection of politics and data analytics to assess the 2016 election and challenges facing this emerging field.
Interview with Michael Sandel, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Government, as part of the Experience series.
Harvard analysts discuss the politics at work behind the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77.
The U.S. Treasury Department has begun scrutinizing the secret world of the American luxury real estate market to better assess how much of it may be enmeshed in money laundering.