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.
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.
Every 12 years, the Kumbh Mela, a centuries-old Hindu pilgrimage, temporarily transforms an empty floodplain in India into one of the biggest cities in the world. This month, an interdisciplinary team of Harvard professors, students, and researchers set out to map the gathering for the first time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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At the Global Food+ 2017 summit, a panel heard 24 capsule discussions on the future of food in key areas, along with concerns about how to feed the world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A branch of Partners In Health in Peru has reduced the number of deaths from multidrug-resistant TB through a system of careful protocols.
An educator and award-winning author, Beekan Erena is on a mission to highlight the plight of the Oromo people, the largest ethnic majority in Ethiopia, who have struggled for years for political and economic equality.
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.
Harvard faculty and scholars gathered with Burmese refugees to discuss the ongoing mistreatment of that country’s Rohingya minority, which speakers called a “slow-burning genocide.” A Harvard Law School report said the country’s Karen minority also are under siege.
Harvard Kennedy School researchers’ efforts provide a deep look into the most generous of China’s first generation of billionaires, what they’re doing with their wealth, and why.
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.
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.
Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at the Kennedy School and former U.S. ambassador to Austria, has written a book about the role of women in leading post-genocide Rwanda.
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.
A fellow in a new joint Harvard-MIT fellowship program in economics, history, and politics opens a lab in Kenya to illuminate the economic decision-making of those studied least by economists: the poor.
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.
Five seniors will soon head to foreign shores as part of a fellowship program that emphasizes experience over work and independence over comfort.
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.
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.
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.
Panelists in a Kennedy School forum assessed the threat of future conflict between the United States and China.
A Harvard instructor, concerned about literary artists threatened overseas, proposes Writers at Risk, an academic harbor.
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.
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.
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.
Analysts at Harvard Kennedy School discuss North Korea’s latest nuclear test and the political implications it presents not only for neighboring powers like China and Russia, but for the rest of the world.
The incoming Trump administration could lead the United States to a fresh relationship with Russia, said analysts at a Belfer Center panel discussion.
The purpose of the trip was to generate interest for Harvard among Native American students, as well as to host a Harvard booth at the National Indian Education Association conference in Albuquerque. For many of the high school students we visited, the Harvard name was simply an abstraction.
In a talk on his book “The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life,” Professor Roger Owen described how the Arab world’s dictators came to power — and how their curious political network helped fuel the eventual uprisings against some of them.
Postindustrial countries from Japan to Italy are experiencing startling low birthrates, but the entry of women into the workforce isn’t to blame, according to Sociology Professor Mary Brinton, whose research looks at more subtle factors, including attitudes toward men’s and women’s roles in the workplace and the home.
With a New England winter storm as an ironic counterpoint, a delegation of Senegalese officials arrived at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of ...
Speaking in South Korea at the conclusion of a five-day visit to Asia, Harvard President Drew Faust urged greater educational opportunities for women.
Kennedy School initiative takes an unconventional, holistic approach to researching, designing, and implementing policy around international development.
Frances Hagopian, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer in Government, spoke with the Gazette about the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil.
Harvard Scholars at Risk fellow Mahmoud Hariri is focused on helping others gain the experience they need to become doctors in his war-ravaged country, where skilled medical professionals are increasingly rare.
Radcliffe researcher explores the connection between cultures where men have more than one wife and increased violence.
On a visit to Harvard to participate in a two-day gender conference sponsored by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Malawi Vice President Joyce Banda discussed issues facing her African country, including women’s health, education, and the importance of promoting women leaders.