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Kostas Bakoyannis.

What remakes a legend most?

The new mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, M.P.P. ’04, wants to rebuild the capital from the ground up


Students in classroom with computers.

Reframing civics education

Democratic Knowledge Project bridges core knowledge and diverse perspectives in statewide pilot of interactive curriculum


White House in the spring.

Has Trump remade the presidency?

Authors Wittes and Hennessey say he’s bucked norms and expanded power, but whether others will follow his lead is unclear


Steve Kerr surrounded by students.

Get your head in the game

NBA coach Steve Kerr visits the Kennedy School to talk both sports and personal politics


Neal Hovelmeier at Radcliffe.

A flight from homophobia

Fearing for his safety after being outed, an educator and novelist flees Zimbabwe to become Harvard Scholar at Risk


Photo of street.

How America went astray

In their new book, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn return to Kristof’s rural Oregon hometown to find the roots of white working-class anger


Thomas E. Patterson.

Flight from reason

Thomas Patterson looks at the threat to Democracy in ‘How America Lost Its Mind’


Jenny Hoffman runs.

Run, Jenny, run!

A Harvard physics professor spends a sabbatical trying to break the record for fastest trans-America run


Mourners attend the funeral procession.

On the brink of war

Amid Iranian missile strikes, U.S. ambassador examines what’s next after Iran shrugs off nuclear deal following Trump-ordered killing of Suleimani


Asian woman standing in stairwell.

Unlearning racial bias

Miao Qian is developing tools to discern and reverse implicit negative prejudice in children


Photo illustration of rainbow pride flag and American flag waved by protester outside Supreme Court; man wearing Black Lives Matter shirt; mother holding child after school shooting.

The legacy of the 2010s

Harvard experts reflect on some of the most important moments and cultural trends