Skip to content

National & World Affairs

Page 1 of 57

Cambridge Analytics CEO Alexander Nix (pictured) said his firm found a way to tailor political ads and messages on Facebook to millions of voters in the U.S., based on their fears and prejudices.

On the web, privacy in peril

Massive mining of users’ data on Facebook eats away at public’s online trust, analyst says


Jason Corral and Cindy Zapata of the Immigration and Refugee Clinic advised students of their legal rights during "A Day of Hope of Resistance," part of a series of events exploring questions about the termination of DACA and TPS, deportations, and the current state of immigration policy.

A celebration of immigration

With DACA in place for now, day's events focus on protecting students, and on the artistry that other cultures bestow


Garrett Felber (l to r), Elizabeth Hinton, and Kaia Stern

Prison education at Harvard

The formerly incarcerated, activists, and academics convene to discuss University’s programs, ties


HBS Professor Sunil Gupta discusses the national scramble to court Amazon as the retail giant searches for a second headquarters opposite its primary campus in Seattle (pictured).

The quest to win over Amazon

Only one of 20 cities, Boston among them, can win its HQ contest, but losers may benefit too, Harvard professor says


Tired of waiting for change, a group of articulate high school students who survived the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Fla., have taken the reins from adults and inspired their peers to push for more gun safety regulations to prevent another mass shooting.

Turning protest into policy

Florida high schoolers show passion and sophistication. What they need next is a blueprint, analyst says


"I wanted to look at the Cold War in terms of how it was created, the people who created it, the reason why it was taken so incredibly seriously by people who I think in other circumstances would have thought very differently," said Odd Arne Westad, author of "The Cold War."

The Cold War’s endless ripples

In new book, historian Odd Arne Westad contends that U.S.-Soviet face-off was far longer, broader than thought