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A Harvard conference on Afro-Brazilian issues will honor the memory of activist Marielle Franco (pictured), who was gunned down last month in Rio.

Absorbing a tragic silence

Afro-Brazilian activist Marielle Franco, set to speak at symposium, was gunned down last month in Rio


Jhumpa Lahiri (pictured) and Celeste Ng discuss immigrant identity during the keynote conversation at Radcliffe's annual conference on gender, "Who Belongs? Global Citizenship and Gender in the 21st Century."

The women’s view

Annual Radcliffe conference probed citizenship and gender in the 21st century


Cambridge Analytics CEO Alexander Nix (pictured) said his firm found a way to tailor political ads and messages on Facebook to millions of voters in the U.S., based on their fears and prejudices.

On the web, privacy in peril

Massive mining of users’ data on Facebook eats away at public’s online trust, analyst says