A study by the Harvard Kennedy School cites high recidivism, bloating costs, and widespread abuses in U.S. juvenile detention centers and calls for support- and education-focused rehabilitation alternatives.
Veteran pollster Peter D. Hart analyzes the 2016 election and sees far less volatility than headlines would suggest.
A Harvard student follows her passion for the welfare of refugees back home to Germany after graduation, and Harvard researchers seek solutions to the European crisis.
Scholars, practitioners, and activists at Harvard Kennedy School consider race and justice in the Obama era.
Harvard Global Institute announces second cycle of research grants to tackle international problems.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, a graduate of Harvard Kennedy School, M.C./M.P.A. ’81, has been named the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced this morning.
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.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone tells a Kennedy School audience how he came to make a film about the fugitive former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.
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.
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.
The respected social scientist and educator enhanced peoples' understanding and capacity to make the world a better place, says HKS Dean Elmendorf.
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.
The Sustainability Science Program celebrates its 10th birthday by welcoming back previous fellows to discuss progress in the field and the challenges ahead.
Tommy Tobin, set to graduate with degrees from the Law School and the Kennedy School, hopes to work on food policy.
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study has named 50 fellows for the 2016-17 academic year. Eleven of the incoming class are Harvard faculty.
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.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership hosted a day of service for students to give back to veterans in the community.
Nicco Mele, the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Journalism at the University of Southern California, is the new director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Nine finance ministers from developing countries gathered at Loeb House to discuss the importance of health to a nation's economic performance and explore ways for health and finance ministers to work together.
Three Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) graduates will receive alumni awards May 14 during Reunion Weekend. The HKS Alumni Board of Directors will present the ...
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Harvard President Drew Faust signed an agreement Friday to bring the Air Force ROTC program officially to campus.
Three diplomats discuss the demands of life as a U.S. ambassador and advise HKS students as they prepare to enter the Foreign Service.
William Clark, co-author of a new book on sustainable development, discusses connecting science and practice, balancing conservation with use.
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.
When Micaela Connery’s cousin was born with significant physical and developmental disabilities, Connery didn’t realize the full impact it would have on her life. This spring Connery will graduate with an M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School.
Harvard analysts discuss the politics at work behind the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland ’74, J.D. ’77.
As the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School celebrates its 50th anniversary, alumni reflect on the important influence it had on their lives.
Harvard analysts discuss the security, political, and economic ramifications of the Brussels terrorist attacks on the European Union.
Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, will receive the inaugural Elisabeth B. Weintz Humanitarian Award on March 29 at the Harvard Art Museums. Earlier that day, he will deliver a Director’s Seminar at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard. On March 30, he will speak at the Kennedy School.
Catchy slogans, iconic symbols, and striking colors are the makings for memorable political buttons.
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson spoke to students at Harvard Kennedy School about the complex efforts that go into national security, particularly in the wake of terrorist attacks.
In recent decades, women have made progress in pay and parity with men in such professions as medicine and law. But when it comes to running things at the highest levels, it’s generally still a man’s world.
Harvard analysts discuss the deep roots of Republican anger driving this confounding and historic 2016 election.
Veteran political journalists Jill Abramson, formerly of The New York Times, and CNN’s Sam Feist discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly of the 2016 presidential election coverage.
National health insurance is just a first step to solving the divide between America’s well-off healthy and its poorer, sicker people, Harvard analysts say.
With a showdown over privacy and national security issues underway between Apple and the FBI, the Gazette spoke with cyber security expert Michael Sulmeyer and Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, about the pivotal yet competing issues raised by the case.
Harvard reacts to the death of Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia.
Douglas Elmendorf, the new dean of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, talks about his return to academia and weighs in on where HKS is headed.
Harvard Kennedy School researchers’ efforts provide a deep look into the most generous of China’s first generation of billionaires, what they’re doing with their wealth, and why.
Six Harvard students were chosen to study in Beijing as part of first class of Schwarzman Scholars.
Analysts at Harvard Kennedy School discuss North Korea’s latest nuclear test and the political implications it presents not only for neighboring powers like China and Russia, but for the rest of the world.
Matt Andrews, an associate professor of public policy at the Center for International Development at Harvard University, discusses the ongoing corruption scandal under now-disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter, and how to begin to clean up the sport.
Ash Center senior research fellow Charles Chieppo weighs in on how to begin to fix the troubled MBTA, and assesses the reforms thus far.
The Paris agreement to fight climate change greatly expands the international commitment to the cause, Harvard Professor Stavins says.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad has been named professor of history, race, and public policy at Harvard Kennedy School and appointed the Suzanne Young Murray Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He will begin at Harvard on July 1.
A side-event panel titled “Dialogue on the Comparison of Climate Change Policies” on Friday at the Conference of the Parties (COP21) featured Robert Stavins, faculty director of the Harvard Project and Harvard Project Manager Robert Stowe.