79 stories tagged ‘International’
No. 1-ranked Harvard women’s squash team heads to India over break to give clinics, sample culture.
Harvard University and the Korea International Trade Association (KITA) recently announced an agreement (Dec. 10) to advance modern Korean scholarship at the University.
Education is a force for liberation, President Drew Faust told an audience Thursday (Nov. 26) at the University of Johannesburg at Soweto, where she announced that Harvard and the host university were developing an initiative to train school principals in some of South Africa’s most desperate regions.
Kristen Calandrelli ’10, explored her longstanding interest in foreign policy and international relations while working with the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the American Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark. James McFadden ’10, created a body of first-hand primary source accounts of human rights progress and violations as a field communications reporter with EG Justice [...]
The two men sit close, knees almost touching, in a mud-walled hut in the Congolese village of Katokota.
The Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government (HKS) has announced the finalists for the 2009 Innovations in American Government Awards.
This summer, the Weissman International Internship Program will send a record 50 students abroad as interns, working in 25 countries across the globe. The interns will engage in a wide range of private and public sector opportunities, including ventures in art and architecture, business, environmental sustainability, foreign policy, human rights, international development, journalism, public health, science, and technology.
Nearly 500 Harvard undergraduates will learn about other cultures by participating in high-quality international experiences this summer, thanks to the generosity of David Rockefeller, longtime University benefactor and member of the Harvard College Class of 1936.
Imani was just 15 when soldiers from the rebel group Interahamwe found her on the road in a remote region in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Even as public health officials deal with the age-old problems of starvation and malnutrition, new nutritional maladies linked to Western diets and lifestyles are spreading around the world, complicating the global nutrition picture.
Susan Leal intends to use her public sector expertise to address issues of water management and climate change. Former astronaut Charles F. Bolden Jr. is passionate about health care. Robert Whelan will likely turn his business acumen toward education.
You might think of the little bits of good news that came out last week as the macroeconomic equivalent of the first crocuses of spring. There was the heartening word that initial jobless claims are slowing.
Nicholas De Torrente was at Harvard as part of Harvard Global Health Day 2009, sponsored by the Harvard College Global Health and AIDS Coalition and the International Relations on Campus student groups.
In 1997, Paul and Daisy Soros created a charitable trust to support graduate study by new Americans — immigrants and children of immigrants. This year, out of the 750 applications nationwide, eight of the 31 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship winners are Harvard graduate students.
Women in developing nations, once thought to have a small chance of contracting breast cancer, are increasingly getting the disease as lifestyles incorporate risk factors common in industrialized nations, panelists at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) said Tuesday (April 14).
Harvard University and the Harvard University Employees Credit Union today (April 15) announced a partnership that will make credit union loans available to international graduate and professional students.
When environmental advocate Alexandra Cousteau left in February on a nonstop, 100-day expedition to critical water sites across five continents, she brought with her a writer, a photographer, an editor, and a support team of more than 60 researchers, all Harvard Extension School students. But the students needed no airline tickets. From their desktops in Cambridge and its environs, these intrepid virtual explorers provide critical support for the expedition team’s field activities.
A politician intends to revolutionize the educational system in Kenya. A husband-and-wife team offers professional development to teachers to reduce social violence, develop civic competencies, and help eradicate poverty in Mexico. A student hopes to work on international educational reform.
What will the cities of the future look like? Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) offered some ideas last week at a three-day international conference, “Ecological Urbanism: Alternative and Sustainable Cities of the Future,” April 3-5.
Nine out of 10 disasters in the world are related to climate change — the consequence of “a new normal of extreme weather,” said Sir John Holmes. He talked about an accelerating pace of floods, drought, heat waves, and catastrophic storms.
For an hour on the evening of March 28, Harvard will turn the lights off on some of its iconic architectural features — part of Earth Hour 2009, a global event promoting individual action to reduce climate change. From 8:30 to 9:30 p.m., the University will shut off non-essential lights atop Memorial Hall and on clock towers at two Harvard Houses, Dunster and Eliot.
The Harvard Initiative for Global Health (HIGH) has begun a fellowship program with the aim of identifying and helping train bright young developing-world health professionals in remote regions of the world with the greatest global health challenges.
Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School (HBS) and an expert on emerging economies, has been elected a fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB).
In his classes, economist Pol Antràs likes to talk about Barbie. He’s not a devoted fan of the iconic toy. Rather, the native of Spain, who studies the organizational aspects of trade, globalization, and outsourcing, uses her to make an important economic point.
“I just want to see how bad things are in the clinic,” Jennifer Furin said. “It’s a ‘doctor fear’ that someone is bleeding out while I’m standing here eating chocolate.”