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.
Harvard scholars and experts weigh in on NFL players’ recent protests during the national anthem.
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.
Four Harvard professors speak about the historical background of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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.
The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School should galvanize Americans to view gun violence as a public health crisis, says David Hemenway, professor of health policy and author of “Private Guns, Public Health.”
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.
The Gazette interviewed historian Caroline Light about her new book, “Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.”
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.”
When it comes to DACA, panelists say, the road ahead still promises more questions than answers.
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Harvard analysts in a range of fields discuss the many ways that the Boston Marathon bombings are likely to affect daily life in this area and beyond.
Through the prism of St. Louis and Ferguson, a panel on Civil Rights discussed how the movement has evolved, and where common ground remains.
Former Vermont governor and others discussed possible strategies against the U.S. opioid epidemic in a conversation at the JFK Jr. Forum.
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.
In a new paper, Shorenstein Fellow Steve Oney details the radical vision of NPR’s earliest days.
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.
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.
Crisis management expert Herman “Dutch” Leonard talks about how the confrontation in Ferguson, Mo., was mishandled.
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.
New pressures are expected on undocumented immigrants living in the United States.
After Orlando, Harvard experts offer ways to reduce what seems unstoppable: mass violence.
The Kennedy School’s Linda Bilmes took part in a centennial effort to identify goals and challenges for the national parks.
The world expects ethics and honor from American troops, service academy chiefs say at Harvard panel.
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.
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.
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.
America’s older population is experiencing unprecedented growth, but the country is not prepared to meet the housing needs of this aging group, concludes a new report released today by Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and the AARP Foundation.
Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson talks about leaving daily journalism to teach at Harvard, where her career began.
Harvard psychiatrist Ronald Schouten answers questions on the San Bernardino attack and the psychology behind both terrorism and the fear it spreads.
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.
The athlete turned author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar muses on how America has changed for the better, and how it hasn’t.
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.
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.
Harvard University’s expansive role in World War II, from research to recruits, helped the Allies to triumph.
On the occasion of President Obama’s 100th day in office, we asked several Harvard faculty members to consider the new administration’s early actions in their areas of expertise and offer some guidance about how the president could make a difference on issues ranging from the threat of nuclear terrorism to energy policy in the days to come.
Andrew Young — minister, activist, politician, and diplomat — reflected during a Harvard appearance on the battles of the American civil rights era, and on the economic problems that remain.
A divided Supreme Court ruled against President Obama’s executive actions that could have aided 5 million illegal immigrants, and Harvard analysts reacted.
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.
Kicking off the first in a three-part lecture series sponsored by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, “Exclusions and Inequality in Digital Societies: Theories, Evidence, and Strategy,” Ernest J. Wilson III, examined what the transition to a digital society means for “those at the bottom.”
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.
As New York became a safer city, incarcerations dropped too, new study says.
Former Army helicopter pilot finds a home at Ed School, hopes that reversal of policy on gays in military may allow her return to service.
A ceremony on 11/11/11 at the Memorial Church will dedicate a tablet honoring Harvard’s 17 Medal of Honor recipients and also will celebrate the return of an ROTC presence to campus.
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.
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.
Vitriolic politics and terror strikes are fueling an increase in suspicion and mistrust of American Muslims, panelists say.
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.
Where we live and who we know can affect our voting patterns, Harvard researcher suggests.
Thousands will join President Obama at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and celebrate a powerful moment in the Civil Rights Movement. The commemoration stirs not only potent memories of that day, but for some with Harvard ties, mixed emotions about the march’s lasting legacy.
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.