After the twin triumphs of Trump and Brexit, right-leaning European parties see fresh paths to political power.
As Congress prepares to vote on a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear program, Harvard Kennedy School experts consider its merits and shortcomings and look to what’s next.
Areas of Russia whose Jewish populations bore the brunt of the Holocaust have seen lower economic growth and wages in the decades since, according to a new analysis.
Europe’s economic recovery is well underway, but the EU faces serious new threats, foreign policy experts said at a Harvard Summit in November.
With Harvard experts helping, clever and dynamic Mexico City is dealing with global megacity challenges like traffic and housing, and could be a template for a flexible, functioning urbanism of the future.
While the structures of state can be created by outsiders, national identities can only be created from within, and they commonly arise through shared language, culture, history, and ideals, political theorist Francis Fukuyama says.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger reflects on predecessor George C. Marshall’s Commencement address at Harvard in 1947, which extended America’s hand to a battered Europe and, in so doing, helped to create a stable postwar order and an inclusive, long-term U.S. foreign policy.
Shipping container visiting Harvard Divinity School gives immersive screen time with refugees living in Germany, Gaza City, Jordan, and Iraq.
In a new book, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison looks at how the power struggle between Athens and Sparta in classical Greece offers important insights into the looming complexities as China’s meteoric rise threatens to displace the U.S. as the dominant world power.
A Harvard doctoral student from Belarus spends winter break in her homeland, awash in election turmoil.
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A question-and-answer session with political scientist Harith Hasan al-Qarawee on the rise of the Sunni extremist group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
A two-day symposium on the future of South Asia examined several key challenges facing the region, as well as solutions on issues ranging from climate change to population control.
Two recent Harvard Kennedy School graduates talk about how their involvement in Emmanuel Macron’s insurgent campaign in France had roots in their time at Harvard.
India is choosing a new government. Many pundits predict that the country’s 814 million voters will make Narendra Modi the next prime minister of the world’s largest democracy. Kalpana Jain, Harvard Divinity School student and a former editor at the Times of India, offered her perspective on the elections that end on May 12 and the role of religion in Indian politics.
Two Harvard researchers say that new U.S. residents, most of whom are young and nonwhite, reflect not just policy challenges, but an immense reservoir of social potential.
Glen Mpani, a Harvard Kennedy School Mason Fellow, discusses the soft coup in Zimbabwe that has toppled dictator Robert Mugabe and explains what the shake-up could mean for the beleaguered nation.
In an urban landscape that was once the most polluted in the world, a new Mexico City-Harvard alliance will look at the impact of two decades of progressive public policy, and what remains to be done.
If slavery and totalitarianism were the great moral issues of the 19th and 20th centuries, then the worldwide oppression of women and girls will be the defining issue of the 21st, said Nicholas D. Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times, in a talk at Harvard Medical School’s Carl Walter Amphitheater.
For the past several years, Mary Brinton, Radcliffe fellow and chair of Harvard’s sociology department, and a team of collaborators have been exploring declining fertility rates in postindustrial societies.
A branch of Partners In Health in Peru has reduced the number of deaths from multidrug-resistant TB through a system of careful protocols.
Distinguished scholar and activist Sir Hilary Beckles, who is leading the international effort to seek restitution from European nations that engaged in the slave trade in the Caribbean, made the case for reparations during a talk at Harvard Law School this week.
Harvard President Drew Faust’s coming trip to South Korea and Hong Kong is framed against a long history of Harvard’s engagement with Asia’s many nations.
There are more than 1,200 Harvard graduates in Mexico, a well-connected group that rises to high positions and has an appetite for good works.
Harvard doctor Bertram Zarins recalls watching copters being pushed off his ship, operating on some of the last people to leave Vietnam as Saigon fell.
Former Obama cabinet members talk with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow about national security issues in the Trump administration.
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.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum will discuss her research on the Holodomor, a famine in Ukraine in the early 1930s that killed nearly 4 million people, and which she contends was orchestrated by Joseph Stalin.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Anthony Saich previews China’s upcoming national congress, where President Xi Jinping is likely to begin his second term as general secretary of the Communist Party.
Esther Mwaikambo is used to starting small. Until her teaching hospital was started in 1997, there was only one medical school in Tanzania, graduating 25 to 40 doctors annually.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera said during a Harvard Kennedy School speech on Sept. 23 that he hopes to lead Chile into the ranks of fully developed nations by the end of the decade.
A January conference in Pakistan on urbanization was the first of five in the region and a result of Harvard’s South Asia Institute’s growing work there.
Five seniors will soon head to foreign shores as part of a fellowship program that emphasizes experience over work and independence over comfort.
A research team made up of current and former Harvard students played a key role in the British trial centered on government atrocities during Kenya’s Mau Mau insurrection, lending support to an October court ruling that clears the way for the case to go to trial.
From a single study of methyl mercury in Mexico’s largest freshwater lake, a constellation of projects has grown, all of them centered on children and environmental health.
Dutch sociologist Abram de Swaan spoke with the Gazette about his new book, “The Killing Compartments,” ahead of a lecture at the Center for European Studies.
Harvard President Drew Faust traveled to Vietnam and Singapore in March to speak about the benefits of higher education.
President Drew Faust is traveling this week to highlight Harvard’s engagement with Latin America. In Chile, she is meeting with government and academic leaders and getting a firsthand look at the tangible benefits of Harvard research.
Harvard College and Graduate School of Design alumnus Paul Tange is changing skylines across Asia through the work of his Tokyo-based architecture firm, Tange Associates.
Jieun Baek, who is graduating from Harvard Kennedy School with a master’s in public policy, is dedicated to opening North Korea to the world.
The Gazette spoke with psychologist Richard Mollica about a lesser known crisis zone for the displaced: mental health.
Harvard’s expert in Latin America, Davíd Carrasco, spoke with the Gazette about Mexico, which has taken center stage in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, and the long relationship between the two neighboring countries.
In a new book, Harvard historian Charles Maier explores the boundaries that both separate and bind modern societies.
A Harvard instructor, concerned about literary artists threatened overseas, proposes Writers at Risk, an academic harbor.
Students in Giuliana Minghelli’s new course on cultural migrations between Italy and Africa get an up-close view of the colonial era, witnessing a performance by one of the assigned authors and developing their own creative responses.
Author Sonia Nazario told a Radcliffe conference that people don’t generally know that large numbers of women who immigrate to the United States illegally to get jobs and support their families back home leave their own children behind to do so.
Patrick Harlan ’93 drifted into Japan on a Glee Club trip the summer after he graduated from Harvard and quickly found his way to the stage, becoming a well-known comedian and a regular face on Japanese television. Harlan talked to the Gazette about his offbeat journey.
Harvard South Africa specialists discuss the legacy of Nelson Mandela and the future of the country he changed.
A professor in the department of epidemiology and population health at the American University of Beirut, Huda Zurayk has spent years trying to promote health in the Arab world. She discussed her work and how Arab women are coping with their lives, their health, and the survival of their families in the midst of uncertainty and conflict.
Peter Maurer, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross, was at Harvard recently to explore possible collaborations with the School of Public Health and the Kennedy School.
Three scholars share close-up memories of scenes around the fall of the Berlin Wall.