A new report from Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and co-author Katherine Gehl looks at the country’s dysfunctional political system through the lens of business competition to find practical, effective ways to improve how politics serves what should be its most important customers: average voters.
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.
When it comes to DACA, panelists say, the road ahead still promises more questions than answers.
Cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier, a fellow with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, discusses what consumers can do to protect themselves from government and corporate surveillance.
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.
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.
Though larger religions have made big inroads, African spirituality, a belief system based in openness and adaptation, endures, says Harvard religion professor Jacob Olupona.
After the twin triumphs of Trump and Brexit, right-leaning European parties see fresh paths to political power.
When sworn in on Jan. 20, Barack Obama will join current President George W. Bush (M.B.A. ’75) and Presidents John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Rutherford B. Hayes, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy as Harvard graduates chosen to serve as the nation’s chief executive.
Education experts said Oct. 4 that the United States may be overdue for a science education overhaul like the one undertaken after the Soviet Union launched the Sputnik satellite 50 years ago, and predicted that a window for change may open as the Iraq war winds down.
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Ed School Dean James Ryan has written a book based on his Commencement speech from last year.
Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow to reflect on her 20-year tenure on the Supreme Court.
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.
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.
On Capitol Hill, the everyday business of government rolls along, aided by many Harvard-trained officials.
Study says that female M.B.A. students may downplay their career ambitions if they sense doing otherwise will harm their marriage prospects.
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.
Four words on a previously unknown papyrus fragment provide the first evidence that some early Christians believed Jesus had been married, a Harvard professor says.
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.
Representatives of three of the world's major religions tangled over the beginnings of human life, the disposal of surplus embryos from in vitro fertilization clinics, and the conduct of embryonic stem cell research Wednesday (March 14) at Harvard Divinity School. Panelists at the event, representing Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, each briefly presented their faith's teachings about the beginnings of human life and then embarked on a lively discussion about embryonic stem cell research.
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.
Civic education, an important element for democracy to flourish, has fallen to public schools, universities, and colleges to provide in recent years. A Harvard panel discussed what’s required for the citizenry to be educated to make informed decisions.
When inequality is baked into public educational systems from kindergarten through the 12th grade, it usually extends through other aspects of life later, Harvard analysts say.
Amid Trump’s shifting harsh immigration policies, the Gazette talked with four Harvard undocumented students, all protected from deportation under a federal program, about their hopes and concerns.
William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, lauds the recently announced reform of the SATs. He explains why the changes should help level the playing field for students.
Don’t blame data analytics for Trump’s unexpected victory, Nate Silver says, blame political reporting’s conventional wisdom.
In the face of mounting concerns about the cost and value of college, higher education continues to be the most effective route to economic and personal success, Harvard President Drew Faust argued during an address in Dallas Friday to nearly 500 high school students, teachers, and guidance counselors.
Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies and professor of sociology and of African and African American studies, analyzes the system of peer review in her new book “How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment.”
Michael Chertoff, former U.S. secretary of Homeland Security, outlines the security paradigm shift in the run-up to 9/11 and the factors to consider when creating a new legal architecture to fight terrorism.
Four Harvard professors speak about the historical background of the Black Lives Matter movement.
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.
New political science research says that, contrary to conventional wisdom, political attitudes are a consequence of political actions, rather than their cause.
America’s prison system houses huge numbers of inmates, many of them serving lengthy mandatory sentences, but research finds little evidence that it produces criminal deterrence.
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.
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 director of Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center evaluates a new survey of citizens from 30 countries, including China, and how they rank the performances of the world’s best-known political leaders.
Harvard Business School M.B.A. students dig deep into texts of the Roman Empire to unearth lessons about leadership today.
Ever wonder about Vermont and New Hampshire?
Excellence, access, and affordability are top concerns for higher education, Faust and other presidents say in Washington discussion.
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.
Recognizing all of an individual’s identifying characteristics promotes diversity, Brandeis lecturer Laurie Nsiah-Jefferson told an audience at an FAS Diversity Dialogue.
Kennedy School analyst Gary Samore discusses North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation and what it means for U.S. policy under the Trump administration.
On April 8, 1903 — Easter Sunday — a mild disturbance against local Jews rattled Kishinev, a sleepy city on the southwestern border of imperial Russia.
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.
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, spoke about love, environmental issues, and apathy to a capacity crowd at Harvard's Memorial Church.
New HBS research finds that avoiding a toxic employee realizes twice the savings of hiring a superstar.
In a lecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, retiring Professor David Perkins explored the evolution of the teaching of thinking, including its history, obstacles, advances, and likely future.
Author and Harvard Law School graduate John Osborn Jr. rose to fame in the ’70s with the publication of his book “The Paper Chase” about his experience at the School. He sat down for a Q-and-A session with Dean Martha Minow on the book’s 40th anniversary.
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).
The price tag for constructing a long-discussed north-south rail link between Boston’s North and South stations is now estimated at $4 billion to $6 billion, much less than prior estimates, according to a new study.