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Thomas E. Patterson.

Flight from reason

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

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Jenny Hoffman runs.

Run, Jenny, run!

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

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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

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Asian woman standing in stairwell.

Unlearning racial bias

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

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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

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Chef and restaurant owner Jose Andres.

Food for thought

Superstar chef José Andrés visits SEAS with a message

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Professor Martha Minnow sitting at a table with her book in front of her.

A plea for mercy

In her new book, legal scholar Martha Minow advocates for the power of forgiveness

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University Professor Danielle Allen onstage at the Kennedy School forum.

Can this union be saved?

Contributors to a special issue of The Atlantic discuss the prospects of healing a riven nation

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Angela Davis and Neferti X. M. Tadiar, Columbia University speak during "Radical Commitments: The Life and Legacy of Angela Davis"

Angela Davis looks back

Famed activist talks about art and community; mass incarceration; and what we talk about when we talk about race

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Former Ambassador Victoria ("Toria") Nuland speaks during an event with Ambassador of France to the United States Philippe Etienne moderated by Nicholas Burns.

American foreign policy in flux

Former career Ambassador Victoria Nuland unwinds the tangle of issues around Russia, Ukraine, and Syria

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Kennedy School pane on conservatism

The conservative quandary

Leaders of a sidelined political philosophy explain why its principles and goals remain critically important

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