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.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, is the rare government agency that is all about change, in this case endlessly improving technology that has military applications.
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.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Harvard Friday for several private sessions with students and faculty to discuss some of the challenges she faced as the nation’s top foreign policy representative from 2009-13.
A new Kennedy School paper looks at early investor reaction to Donald Trump’s presidency.
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.
The Gazette speaks to Robert Stavins, director of the Harvard Project on Climate Agreements and a past member of the EPA’s Science Advisory Board, about the future of the EPA under the leadership of Scott Pruitt.
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.
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.
Harvard officials, staff, administrators, faculty, alumni, and students stood alongside alumni veterans and active servicemen and -women at a reception at Pusey Library for an evocative exhibition that traces the interwoven histories of two of the country’s oldest institutions: Harvard and the U.S. military.
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.
Thomas C. Schelling, a major figure in shaping the modern Harvard Kennedy School and a 2005 Nobel Prize winner in economics, died at 95.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
Last year’s Presidential Public Service Fellows spent a summer answering Drew Faust’s questions “What is your responsibility to others? What values guide your work?”
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.
A new graduate seminar gives students a chance to develop ideas on reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.
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.
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.
As New York became a safer city, incarcerations dropped too, new study says.
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.