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Kostas Bakoyannis.

What remakes a legend most?

The new mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis, M.P.P. ’04, wants to rebuild the capital from the ground up

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Students in classroom with computers.

Reframing civics education

Democratic Knowledge Project bridges core knowledge and diverse perspectives in statewide pilot of interactive curriculum

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White House in the spring.

Has Trump remade the presidency?

Authors Wittes and Hennessey say he’s bucked norms and expanded power, but whether others will follow his lead is unclear

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Steve Kerr surrounded by students.

Get your head in the game

NBA coach Steve Kerr visits the Kennedy School to talk both sports and personal politics

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Neal Hovelmeier at Radcliffe.

A flight from homophobia

Fearing for his safety after being outed, an educator and novelist flees Zimbabwe to become Harvard Scholar at Risk

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Photo of street.

How America went astray

In their new book, Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn return to Kristof’s rural Oregon hometown to find the roots of white working-class anger

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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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