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Kennedy School pane on conservatism

The conservative quandary

Leaders of a sidelined political philosophy explain why its principles and goals remain critically important


children working in a lab

Illuminating the path to college

Project Teach nudges students toward higher education by showing them that others like them have made it and by demystifying the process


Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union lawmaker Stephen Barclay speaks during the Brexit debate, watched by Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) inside the House of Commons in London on Oct. 19.

Brexit on the edge

House of Lords member and former top British diplomat talks about what to watch for next


Harvard Yard

Relief and vindication

Members of Harvard and the higher education community react to the ruling in the admission lawsuit


Winona Guo co-author of book

Choosing racial literacy

Sophomore Winona Guo co-wrote two textbooks, co-founded a nonprofit, and gave two TED Talks — most of it before she even graduated high school


James Hoffa speaks with Robert F. Kennedy

A new hunt for Jimmy Hoffa

Law professor digs into the case to possibly solve the mystery of the disappearance — and to clear his stepfather’s name


Legendary NY magazine editor Adam Moss

A Platonic ideal of a news website

Legendary editor Adam Moss leads a workshop with one assignment: Imagine a financially viable political publication with perfect coverage


Peace Prize joint-winner Kailash Satyarth

To free every child

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi’s long struggle to protect rights of the young


Nancy Pelosi

On the road to impeachment?

Harvard legal and political experts explore the thorny legal and political implications of trying to unseat Trump


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


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


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


Samantha Power

Humanizing global problems

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


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