Analysts discuss research and new strategies for overcoming the student achievement gap in schools with high poverty rates.
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.
Students at Harvard Business School, Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School host the first University-wide conference on LGBTQ issues.
Cass Sunstein, the Robert Walmsley University Professor and a member of an advisory panel created by President Obama to examine national security issues, discussed the group’s recommendations, which included proposed reforms to the way the intelligence community does business.
Harvard experts say a closely watched case now before the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., over the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate online access could have game-changing implications for how consumers and businesses experience the Internet.
A new task force report by the American Political Science Association takes a close look at the causes of and cures for political stalemates in Congress.
Five Harvard graduate Schools challenged each other in a competition to collect cans and other dry goods for the Greater Boston Food Bank. The result: 1,899 cans and enough money to provide 738 meals.
A panel of experts and scholars from a range of fields convened at Harvard Divinity School to explore the role that universities can play in forging interreligious dialogue and peacemaking.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear challenges by some for-profit companies that have a religious objection to a mandate under the Affordable Care Act that employers must provide employees with health insurance that includes contraceptive coverage. In a question-and-answer session, Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet examines what’s at stake in the suits.
Edward Snowden, who leaked classified documents to the press, was the subject of the Ed Portal’s mock trial, as local residents determined his fate.
The annual “Giving Thanks” open house was an opportunity for members of the Harvard community to write notes of gratitude to fellow staff members and provide support for community programs.
Ten years after Goodridge v. Department of Public Health, Harvard Law School’s Margaret Marshall, who was chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, looks back on the milestone ruling that launched the gay marriage wave.
Since 1913, the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau has helped countless people in the Boston area who have been unable to afford legal representation.
Robert R. Bowie, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs Emeritus and founder and first director of the Center for International Affairs (now the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs) died Nov. 2 at the age of 104.
Harvard Law School students argued a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, seeking to establish the rights of veterans who are redeployed and who also have benefits claims pending.
Seven years after the end of Nepal's armed conflict, civilian victims are still struggling in the absence of effective help from the government, according ...
Never let it be said that a U.S. Supreme Court justice doesn’t keep his work close to his heart. During a lunchtime question-and-answer session at Harvard ...
Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman ran a Socratic master class to dig beneath the 1927 Supreme Court decision upholding forced sterilization of “mental defectives.”
The task force established to examine electronic communications will hold open and online forums through October.
In his final semester teaching, Professor Alan M. Dershowitz and his colleagues look back on his 50 years at Harvard Law School.
Stephen Breyer, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, visited Harvard Law School to celebrate his 20th anniversary on the judicial body and to chat with students and Dean Martha Minow.
Scholars from Harvard Law School reviewed some of the critical decisions the U.S. Supreme Court handed down in its spring rulings.
Hundreds of women convened at Harvard Law School for a weekend event celebrating 60 years of women at the institution.
Supporting the development of a robust campus, one that enhances Harvard’s mission of innovative teaching and learning, while simultaneously fostering connections across the University and the broader community will be an important goal of The Harvard Campaign.
In a question-and-answer session, Jacqueline Bhabha talks about the pervasive crime of rape in India and the impact of the death sentences issued last week to four men who were convicted of the 2012 gang rape of a woman on a Delhi bus.
Thousands will join President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrate a powerful moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The commemoration stirs not only potent memories of that day, but for some with Harvard ties, mixed emotions about the march’s lasting legacy.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Tuesday promised that the Obama administration will “engage” on climate change issues during its last three years. Her policy speech at Harvard Law School was her first since being confirmed to the post.
In his new book, “Rewire,” former Berkman Fellow Ethan Zuckerman challenges the digital world to connect with others, using tools to overcome people’s “flocking” instincts.
The U.S. Supreme Court returned the question of affirmative action in college admissions to the lower courts for reconsideration.
At the recent Harvard IT Summit, Anne Margulies, vice president and University chief information officer, mentioned how Harvard had been at the forefront of information technology since its inception, even to the point of naming the burgeoning field.
Snapshots of Harvard’s 2013 Commencement, a day marked by sunshine and warmth as well as rituals, honors, and good wishes.
Lillian Langford, graduating with degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, plans to use her experience working in international law and human rights and her experience at Harvard to continue fighting injustice.
At Harvard Law School on Friday, a panel of four leading legal scholars examined a single question: Is there a lack of intellectual diversity at law schools?
A group of experts dedicated to grappling with the themes outlined in the Constitution gathered for an afternoon panel discussion at Harvard Law School to explore the importance of civics education.
Members of human rights organizations gathered at Harvard Law School to reflect on the lasting impact of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Panel discusses “Forum on Food Labeling: Putting the Label on the Table,” in a presentation by the Harvard Food Law Society.
By the end of the conference, “Governance of Tobacco in the 21st Century,” a few recommendations for international controls stood out: Consider public health a basic human right, and tobacco promotion a violation of that right.
In remarks at Harvard Law School, Professor Lawrence Lessig eulogized Internet pioneer Aaron Swartz and proposed a closer examination of minor versus major cyberspace crimes and what he called “extremism in prosecuting computer laws.”
NRA President David Keene and Jonathan E. Lowy presented their views on gun policy during visits to Harvard.
A new exhibit at the Harvard Law School Library explores the portrayal of crime in the American media, a relationship that began in the mid-1800s when a public fascination with true crime emerged.
Cass Sunstein, regarded as one of the most influential legal scholars of his generation, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest honor for a faculty member.
Scholars are beginning to learn what’s working and what’s not when it comes to using new media to get people to do what you want, and a conference on “Behavioral Economics, Social Media, and Apps” at Harvard Law School Feb. 6 brought together experts from academia and business to discuss it.
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.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Harvard Gazette asked scholars from across the University to reflect on the historic order’s ongoing impact today.
he National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) has awarded Harvard Medical School a $100 million grant to create a transformative 10-year initiative — Harvard Integrated Program to Protect and Improve the Health of NFLPA Members.
Martin Luther King Jr., the civil rights icon whose national day of commemoration is Monday, was no stranger to Harvard University.
EdX, the online learning initiative founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announced its spring course and module offerings, including four at Harvard.
In a pioneering first, the Harvard Law School Library has used its eight collections on celebrated jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. to aggregate a hyperaccessible digital “suite” that scholars and the public can search, browse, and tag.
The buzz in the classroom was palpable. About 20 Harvard Law students were huddled in small groups, tasked with formulating an action plan to deal with ...