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Kwame Anthony Appiah in front of a wooden wall

Lies we can’t live without

Set to deliver George W. Gay Lecture at HMS, philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah will urge listeners to rethink their sense of identity

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Monika Bickert and Jonathan Zittrain looking up at a screen

The view from inside Facebook

Professor Jonathan Zittrain discusses social media giant’s ‘long year’ with head of global policy management

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Illustration of young girl with abacus inside of head.

The machinery to drive ed reform

Paul Reville explains goals of conference that invites mayors, school officials, and community leaders to discuss how to make changes that boost students

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Juan Manuel Santos.

A prophet of peace

Juan Manuel Santos, who won the Nobel for stabilizing Colombia, is back at Harvard to share what he learned

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Harvard voter registration drive.

The election just ahead

A look at three local efforts to safeguard and understand the voting, while encouraging participation

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Bolsonaro campaign rally in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil at the crossroads

Election of Bolsonaro is likely to test democracy there, and regionally

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Sigmar Gabriel.

New thinking for Germany

After decades under U.S. wing, fresh policies should tackle clear problems, says former top official

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