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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


Woman mourns at memorial

Want to stop mass shootings?

A public-health prescription: Tougher laws, an NHTSA for guns, and politicians who look more like America


Matt Liebmann

Digging up the past

Archaeologist works with tribe to explore its history and to repair historic injustices


broken glass

No visible bruises

Author and HLS scholar discuss the scourge of domestic violence


Message in the dust

A student’s find in Peru offers a lesson in how archeologists piece together the stories of a people


A mass of protesters march in Hong Kong.

Simmer nears boil in Hong Kong

Harvard China expert examines what’s behind the protests and the deep divisions that darken the likelihood of a peaceful takeover


Fighting gay oppression sign in march after Stonewall uprising in 1969.

Stonewall then and now

Harvard scholars reflect on the history and legacy of the milestone gay-rights demonstrations triggered by a police raid at a dive bar in Manhattan


Workers sort freshly harvested bananas to be exported, at a farm in Ciudad Hidalgo, Chiapas state, Mexico.

The sparring over trade

Kennedy School’s Robert Z. Lawrence analyzes the pivotal issues and possible outcomes


U.S. forward Alex Morgan (front) celebrates scoring her 100th goal with teammate Megan Rapinoe.

Women’s World Cup cheat sheet

Harvard women’s soccer coach discusses the teams and players to watch in the upcoming matches in France


Ashutosh Varshney explains the impact of India's election to an audience

The Modi mandate

HKS fellow Ashutosh Varshney reflects on Indian prime minister’s triumph at the polls and what it portends for the future of the country’s democracy


A group of German students talking

Generation Merkel at Harvard

Students from Germany, who may barely remember when she wasn't chancellor, share their thoughts as she visits