Pete Souza, former White House photographer for Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama, joined Ann Marie Lipinski at the JFK Jr. Forum to discuss his time photographing the First Families.
A Harvard Law School conference will bring experts to analyze the phenomenon of populist plutocrats, political figures who, after being elected on ground-level campaigns, use the presidency to advance the interests of themselves and their allies.
A comprehensive report from the Berkman Klein Center found stark differences between what conservative media consumers read and shared online and what everyone else was doing.
On Capitol Hill, the everyday business of government rolls along, aided by many Harvard-trained officials.
Political scientist Maya Sen discusses why she believes that, despite accusations by the president and many on the right, a lawyer’s history of political donations to Democrats isn’t proof of professional bias.
Forty mayors from the United States and overseas gathered in New York City for the inaugural session of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, whose aim is to promote urban innovation.
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, director of the Belfer Center’s Intelligence and Defense Project, assesses revelations that in June 2016 top Trump campaign officials met with Russians who claimed they could deliver damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Retired judge and Harvard lecturer Nancy Gertner weighs in on legal issues surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about President Trump.
Arthur Goldhammer, an analyst of French politics, discusses the impact of France’s presidential election on that nation and on Europe.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, discuss Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
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In a visit to Harvard Kennedy School, Ohio Gov. Kasich urged that cooperation replace rancor in American political life.
Harvard Kennedy School pays tribute to the enduring ideals and principles of President John F. Kennedy on the anniversary of his 100th birthday
Novelist Jonathan Franzen had some corrections for fellow liberals in a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Kennedy School analyst Gary Samore discusses North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation and what it means for U.S. policy under the Trump administration.
Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis, coming to Harvard to receive an award for citizen activism, talks about his how far the country has come in taking care of all, despite recent setbacks, and why he remains hopeful for the future.
Just a day after Neil Gorsuch survived a political firestorm and was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Kelly Ayotte, the former senator from New Hampshire, talked about her experience guiding him through the confirmation process.
Ann Compton talked about the landmark events she has covered in her 40-year career as an ABC News reporter and White House correspondent. Compton was the guest speaker at Harvard Extension School’s Lowell Lecture.
Don’t blame data analytics for Trump’s unexpected victory, Nate Silver says, blame political reporting’s conventional wisdom.
Noted sociologist and author Arlie Hochschild discussed her research into the emotional life of “red state” conservatives and the “deep story” that informs their worldview.
Harvard Law School’s Cass R. Sunstein says as social media has made the world smaller and more connected, it’s also driven people further apart, pushing them into fragmented camps, which threatens democracy.
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.
The Kennedy School’s Mary Graham talks about her new book, “Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power.”
With the Republican Party controlling Washington, one might consider this the best of times for the conservative movement. Yet the consensus at a Kennedy School forum was often just the opposite.
To understand Donald Trump’s rise to power, Harvard Professor Michael Sandel says, it’s important to learn from his voters, who are concerned about economic inequality, professional hubris, dignified work, and patriotism.
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.
Using the case-study method, Harvard Business School historian David Moss examines pivotal moments in American history where disagreement and conflict reshaped our democracy for the better.
A Harvard Kennedy School panel sees a major threat to good governance when U.S. presidents decide to keep sweeping secrets.
Law School scholars react to President Trump’s nomination of Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
Top reporters and editors discuss the future of news, as well as the opportunities and the challenges the industry faces in what many observers call the “post-truth” era.
Neil M. Gorsuch, a 1991 graduate of Harvard Law School (HLS), is President Donald Trump’s pick as the next justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, it was announced Tuesday night.
Faculty at Harvard Business School discuss how Donald Trump’s experience as a businessman may inform his approach to the U.S. presidency.
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.
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.
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.
Faculty at Harvard’s Government Department consider the potential ramifications of the new administration under President Donald Trump.
A new graduate seminar gives students a chance to develop ideas on reforming the U.S. criminal justice system.
The Gazette asked Harvard scholars for thoughts on how communities across the U.S. might work toward post-election compromise.
In the end, comedian Larry Wilmore said in delivering the Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics, Americans elected the president they wanted.
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.
A new study co-authored by a Harvard Kennedy School researcher sees deep sorrow ahead for those on the wrong side of the election.
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.
A recent gift to Harvard Law School’s Animal Law & Policy Program is aimed at changing the way farmed animals are treated across the country and around the world.
As the presidential election nears, Kennedy School Professor Alex Keyssar provides historical context on the efforts by some states to place new restrictions on voting rights.
Harvard analysts discuss findings of a new study that shows more than half of Americans say the presidential election is stressing them out.
Veteran pollster Peter D. Hart analyzes the 2016 election and sees far less volatility than headlines would suggest.
Scholars, practitioners, and activists at Harvard Kennedy School consider race and justice in the Obama era.
Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, talked politics with Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf in a visit to the Kennedy School following a day of lab tours and meeting with students.
New York Times op-ed writer Ross Douthat spoke with the Gazette about the state of the GOP ahead of a Harvard visit.
The Kennedy School hosted Adm.Michael Rogers for a talk on both state and lone-actor cyber threats.
The Gazette asked a group of Harvard faculty to assess the leadership of the first African-American president.