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Janette Sadik-Khan speaks at Gund Hall.

Street battle

Transportation expert Janette Sadik-Khan advocates agitating for more pedestrian-friendly spaces


Last week, 50 people were killed in a mass shooting targeting two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Probing the roots and rise of white supremacy

With shootings as backdrop, author says the decline of unifying institutions, the backlash against a black president, and the depth of anti-immigrant rhetoric all refuel an old idea


Jania Tumey speaks in the Harvard class “GeoSciFi Movies: Real vs. Fiction.”

Dealing with disaster

First-year seminar helps students understand government’s challenges when catastrophe strikes


Instead of looking forward to traveling to England for graduate study at the University of Oxford in October, Jin Park fears he won't be able to return to the U.S. as a result of President Trump ending the DACA program in 2017.

A plea to support DACA

In testimony before Congress, Harvard graduate, chosen for a Rhodes, worries about being able to return to U.S. afterward


Andrew Gillum

Lessons from a gubernatorial loss

Harvard fellow Andrew Gillum, who almost won Florida's governorship, talks partisanship, race, and how to attract voters


Calder Walton, the general editor of “The Cambridge History of Espionage and Intelligence," was asked to contextualize the FBI’s Russia investigation and the role other intelligence agencies may be playing in it.

It’s spy vs. spy vs. spy

Harvard fellow will co-edit three-volume series tracing espionage from ancient times to today


Protesters fill streets of Caracas,

Understanding Venezuela’s collapse

Kennedy School scholar discusses nation’s political unraveling, its humanitarian crisis, and where stability might be found


Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian (right) recounts his 544 days in an Iranian prison during a talk with R. Nicholas Burns of the Harvard Kennedy School.

A ‘Prisoner’ story

Reporters Jason and Yeganeh Rezaian recount ordeal in Iranian prison


A response to proposed Title IX changes

State’s higher-education association, with Harvard input, affirms dedication to environment ‘free from discrimination and harassment’


Whither that wall

Trump may be able to build it, Harvard analysts say, but then the ripples will widen