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"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


Olympic banner South Korea

Can Olympics bridge two Koreas?

Agreements to formal talks and North Korea’s participation in Winter Games leave room for possible success


Professors Brandon Terry (left) and Tommie Shelby discuss a new book they co-edited on the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.'s political thought.

Beyond ‘I Have a Dream’

Essay collection co-edited by Harvard scholars amplifies Martin Luther King’s political and economic philosophy


Ryan Enos talks about his new book “The Space Between Us,” in which he explores how geography shapes politics and how members of racial, ethnic, and religious groups think about each other.

‘The Space Between Us’

New book explores the deep impact of geography on politics, psychology, behavior


Danielle Allen talks about her latest book, “Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.,” a memoir of her cousin’s short, troubled life.

How Michael slipped away

In a family memoir, Danielle Allen re-creates the decline and death of her talented, beloved cousin, and some reasons for it


Photos by Kwame Owusu-Kesse/K.KESS Photography

The NBA-HBS career connection

In novel new program, basketball players and student mentors work together to build business acumen


Taxing advanced degrees

At Harvard, deep concern over a plan before Congress to tax grad student tuition support


Robert and Grace Mugabe

Zimbabwe after Mugabe

Though longtime leader is departing, his political party will rule on, meaning few improvements for populace, analyst says


Julian SpearChief-Morris is the first indigenous president of the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, the country’s oldest student-run organization providing free legal services, in its 104 years.

Native leader, legal beacon

Julian SpearChief-Morris is the first indigenous student to head Harvard Law School’s venerable Legal Aid Bureau


All Souls College provides one of the University of Oxford's more iconic views. Photo by Anthony Chiorazzi

The lives of Harvard’s Rhodes

Scholars studying and socializing in Oxford reflect on experiences at world’s oldest English-speaking university