A new national poll of 18- to 29-year-olds by the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School found that two-thirds of young Americans are more fearful than hopeful about the nation’s future.
Danielle Allen talks about her latest book, "Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” a memoir of her cousin’s troubled life and death, and an indictment of mass incarceration and the war on drugs.
“Suspicious of the privileging of the personal,” author and journalist Susan Faludi, who’ll speak at the Schlesinger Library soon, has written an unexpected look at her own life.
A panel at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discussed a poll that found more than half of African-Americans reported being discriminated against in the workplace and in police interactions.
A Harvard panel on the future of cities examined challenges in planning and sustainability.
A new Harvard initiative focused on inequality in the U.S. includes a postdoctoral fellowship to begin in the 2018-19 academic year.
Panel examines the white nationalist movement’s rise to prominence, discusses ways to weaken it.
Harvard scholars and experts weigh in on NFL players’ recent protests during the national anthem.
When it comes to DACA, panelists say, the road ahead still promises more questions than answers.
In a conversation with sportscaster James Brown ’73, Berkeley Professor Harry Edwards described the history of activism by black athletes and how current players such as Colin Kaepernick continue their legacy.
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Bart Bonikowski, an associate professor who studies political sociology and nationalist political movements, discusses the seeming resurgence of white supremacist and nationalist groups in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Investigators at Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center reported a sharp rise in opioid-related admissions and deaths in U.S. intensive care units since 2009.
The world expects ethics and honor from American troops, service academy chiefs say at Harvard panel.
Former Vermont governor and others discussed possible strategies against the U.S. opioid epidemic in a conversation at the JFK Jr. Forum.
Foes of the Dakota Access Pipeline under land owned by the Standing Rock Sioux explain their opposition and cite the lessons learned during their protests.
Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow moderated a Berkman Klein forum titled “Fake News, Concrete Responses: At the Nexus of Law, Technology, and Social Narratives.”
The Gazette interviewed historian Caroline Light about her new book, “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.”
New pressures are expected on undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
To assess the ACA landscape the Gazette spoke with Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
The athlete turned author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar muses on how America has changed for the better, and how it hasn’t.
As New York became a safer city, incarcerations dropped too, new study says.
Judge Robert Wilkins, a Harvard Law graduate and author, talks about the efforts to build the National Museum of African American History & Culture, which opens Sept. 24.
The Kennedy School’s Linda Bilmes took part in a centennial effort to identify goals and challenges for the national parks.
A divided Supreme Court ruled against President Obama’s executive actions that could have aided 5 million illegal immigrants, and Harvard analysts reacted.
After Orlando, Harvard experts offer ways to reduce what seems unstoppable: mass violence.
Laurence Ralph, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences in the Departments of Anthropology and African and African American Studies, will give a talk on the history of police violence in the United States.
Vitriolic politics and terror strikes are fueling an increase in suspicion and mistrust of American Muslims, panelists say.
St. Louis planners and activists converge on Harvard to talk with one another and ponder the future of a troubled area.
At the fourth annual Anita Hill Lecture on Gender Justice, Wake Forest University Professor Melissa Harris-Perry said that while more women have entered into today’s knowledge economy, they still make only 77 cents to every dollar men earn — and black and Latino women earn even less.
While there is greater support for gender equality today, how it’s defined and how greatly it’s supported remains in flux, a panel of sociologists found.
The future of the President Obama’s Clean Power Plan hangs in the balance with the Supreme Court vote to freeze the plan in place, halting implementation while legal issues are decided by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and, likely, by the Supreme Court itself.
A new project to digitize petitions from Native Americans to the Massachusetts legislature seeks to illuminate the history of the region’s native peoples, for scholars, students, and the tribes themselves.
With a showdown over privacy and national security issues underway between Apple and the FBI, the Gazette spoke with cyber security expert Michael Sulmeyer and Jonathan Zittrain, co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, about the pivotal yet competing issues raised by the case.
Increasingly, economic and political inequality in America is interlaced, analysts say, leaving many more people poorer and voiceless. But there are policy changes that could help change that.
Inequality is rampant in American life and is a key topic in the presidential campaign, but Harvard faculty members have been exploring its many facets for decades, and suggesting some solutions.
Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. may be most associated with his efforts to desegregate the South, but the minister also had a valuable and lasting relationship with New England, and with Harvard.
Harvard psychiatrist Ronald Schouten answers questions on the San Bernardino attack and the psychology behind both terrorism and the fear it spreads.
Through the prism of St. Louis and Ferguson, a panel on Civil Rights discussed how the movement has evolved, and where common ground remains.
Four Harvard professors speak about the historical background of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Celebrated author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discussed how U.S. policy on criminal justice today is still deeply enmeshed with the nation’s fraught racial legacy.
During a conference in Atlanta, Harvard President Drew Faust, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others discussed half a century of efforts to battle inequality in housing.
Secretary of State John Kerry discussed the array of foreign policy challenges facing the United States, speaking with the Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison.
U.S. immigrants today are assimilating as quickly or quicker than past generations of immigrants, according to a study by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Harvard experts discuss how institutional policing strategies, practices, and culture contribute to the distrust between law enforcement and black citizens in many American cities, including Baltimore.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson talks about leaving daily journalism to teach at Harvard, where her career began.
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Professor John McDonough looks at the latest Supreme Court challenge to Obama’s signature health care reform law, being argued in court this week.
In a question-and-answer session, the leaders of a Radcliffe Institute seminar on America’s long “war on drugs” shared why they are looking back at history and ahead for fresh answers.
Harvard Divinity School Professor Harvey Cox was a longtime friend of Civil Rights icon the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The clergymen had similar interests and a desire for social justice and equality.
Andrew McCawley, president and CEO of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans, describes the steps the organization is taking to combat homelessness among U.S. veterans and how likely it is that the nation will see the complete eradication of veteran homelessness by 2016.
Frank Fahrenkopf, the former head of the American Gaming Association and now an Institute of Politics fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses the state of the industry as Massachusetts voters prepare to decide the fate of casino gambling.