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Aaron Bernstein standing in front of art

On climate, the young take the lead

In Q&A, Harvard pediatrician outlines upcoming global strikes, the rise in youth protests, and the concern over their health

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Tillerson panel

Tillerson’s exit interview

The former secretary of state details his frustrations on Iran, Israel, Russia, his revamp of the State Department, and his old boss

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John Bercow

On the Brexit hot seat

John Bercow, the colorful speaker of the House of Commons, details the political battle that has turned him into an unlikely celebrity

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Samantha Power

Humanizing global problems

Samantha Power says the desire to make positive change springs from understanding our connections as people

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Samantha Power interviewing Bosnian military

Like a fish out of a war zone

In an excerpt from her just-released memoir, Samantha Power recalls her experience going from Balkans war correspondent to Law School student — and her stumbles along the way

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Woman mourns at memorial

Want to stop mass shootings?

A public-health prescription: Tougher laws, an NHTSA for guns, and politicians who look more like America

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Matt Liebmann

Digging up the past

Archaeologist works with tribe to explore its history and to repair historic injustices

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broken glass

No visible bruises

Author and HLS scholar discuss the scourge of domestic violence

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Message in the dust

A student’s find in Peru offers a lesson in how archeologists piece together the stories of a people

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A mass of protesters march in Hong Kong.

Simmer nears boil in Hong Kong

Harvard China expert examines what’s behind the protests and the deep divisions that darken the likelihood of a peaceful takeover

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Fighting gay oppression sign in march after Stonewall uprising in 1969.

Stonewall then and now

Harvard scholars reflect on the history and legacy of the milestone gay-rights demonstrations triggered by a police raid at a dive bar in Manhattan

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Workers sort freshly harvested bananas to be exported, at a farm in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico.

The sparring over trade

Kennedy School’s Robert Z. Lawrence analyzes the pivotal issues and possible outcomes

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U.S. forward Alex Morgan (front) celebrates scoring her 100th goal with teammate Megan Rapinoe.

Women’s World Cup cheat sheet

Harvard women’s soccer coach discusses the teams and players to watch in the upcoming matches in France

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Ashutosh Varshney explains the impact of India's election to an audience

The Modi mandate

HKS fellow Ashutosh Varshney reflects on Indian prime minister’s triumph at the polls and what it portends for the future of the country’s democracy

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A group of German students talking

Generation Merkel at Harvard

Students from Germany, who may barely remember when she wasn't chancellor, share their thoughts as she visits

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Professor Robert Sampson

Unpacking the power of poverty

Study picks out key indicators like lead exposure, violence, and incarceration that impact children’s later success

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