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.
In an ever-more-crowded media landscape, journalists and academics alike must think creatively about how to bring overlooked human-rights issues to Americans’ attention, said Nicholas D. Kristof ’81 as he accepted the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Three local jazz figures came to Harvard to explore their passion for the music and its future as a singular American art form.
At Class Day, U.S. Rep. Barney Frank ’61, J.D. ’77, and comedian Andy Samberg offered words of wisdom and wit to Harvard’s graduating Class of 2012.
Geoffrey Canada received the Harvard Graduate School of Education Medal for Educational Impact. The School’s highest honor recognizes those who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to education. Canada discussed his time at the School of Education and his work with the Harlem Children’s Zone.
Professor Howard Gardner challenges aspiring lawyers at Harvard Law School to think about the ethics of their profession.
Fifty years ago, FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously shocked the nascent television industry out of complacency, calling American television a “vast wasteland.” On Sept. 12, he joined an all-star lineup at Harvard Law School to discuss the problems and potential of the vaster wasteland that now includes elements of the Internet.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie discussed his tough-minded approach to education reform during a talk at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
During an appearance at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School, tea party leaders said they hope to see their movement propel election of their eventual presidential candidate in 2012.
Just how much should we allow “human nature” to guide our politics — and our everyday decision making? Columnist David Brooks and a trio of Harvard analysts debated new findings on the unconscious mind during a panel discussion.
New York Times op-ed columnist Frank Rich ’71 receives the Goldsmith Career Award and suggests good days are still ahead for significant, game-changing journalism.
In the age of WikiLeaks and other web whistleblowers, traditional journalists still have an important role to play in publishing government secrets in an effective and responsible way, said Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times. He was joined at the Nieman Foundation on Dec. 16 by a group of concerned journalists and editors discussing secrecy and journalism.
Author and Harvard graduate Tracy Kidder is the first writer in residence at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. For the fall semester, he is sharing his insights about the art of writing with the Harvard community.
New York Times reporter David Rohde discusses the seven months he was held captive by the Taliban on Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.
The Harvard School of Public Health’s (HSPH) Center for Health Communication honored The New York Times at a luncheon event at the Harvard Club of New York City on Dec. 4 for “distinguished journalism in public health.”
Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig spoke before a Harvard Alumni Association audience about institutional ethics and alumna Linda Greenhouse interviewed President Faust about Harvard’s future during a Paine Hall event.