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Jamie Raskin.

Will anything come of Jan. 6 hearings?

Committee member Jamie Raskin previews final report, sketches out possible legal charges, proposals for election-process changes

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Cemal Kafadar

A Cup as complex as world

Mideast scholar untangles anti-gay, migrant labor, geopolitical tensions rising as soccer tourney set to begin in Arab nation for first time

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Claudine Gay (clockwise from top left), Tomiko Brown-Nagin, Sven Beckert, Vincent Brown, Annette Gordon-Reed, Evelynn Hammonds; Tiya Miles, and Sheree Ohen.

Saying their names

Scholars involved in Legacy of Slavery Initiative discuss findings, remind that each of enslaved was ‘real person …with dreams, with pain’

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Georgia poll worker.

November surprise

Harvard analysts discuss Democrats’ ‘red wave’-defying performance, signs of desire for return to election normalcy

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Collage of Capitol, Constitution.

Let the House grow!

A better Electoral College requires a Congress as elastic and flexible as the drafters of the Constitution intended, says Danielle Allen

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Collage of civic engagement and discord.

Where are we going, America?

Days before the midterms, we sat down with three scholars for a conversation about U.S. democracy. The mood was anxious.

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Harvard students pose for a group photo i

‘Defend Diversity’

Harvard students join others from around nation in Supreme Court rally supporting race-conscious admission policies

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James Meredith graduates; President Johnson signs Civil Rights Act; Ruth Simmons is inaugurated as Brown University's president.

Unfinished business

Education has been a force for racial progress in the U.S., but we still have a long way to go

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Luiz Elroy Terena.

Struggling to ‘hold up the sky’

Brazilian Indigenous lawyer talks about fight for Native rights, stewardship of land amid illegal mining, climate change in Amazon

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Peter Baker and Susan Glasser.

No return to Camelot

Veteran Washington journalist Susan Glasser details Trump White House years in new history

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