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Carmen Yulín Cruz, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, speaks at a Radcliffe conference about citizenship.

Citizens arrested

At Radcliffe, Carmen Yulín Cruz discusses the limits of belonging for Puerto Ricans


Paine Hall welcomed a full house for the first of the Tanner Lectures. Homi K. Bhabha (from left), director of the Mahindra Humanities Center, Tanner Lecturer Masha Gessen, and Harvard Professor Jacqueline Bhabha respond to questions from the audience.

Fifty-seven stories

Writer Masha Gessen showcases individuals uprooted by war or social upheaval


Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May gives a press conference

Deal or no deal?

The U.K. still has no clear Brexit plan; Amanda Sloat parses the chaos


MY Phoenix, a search and rescue ship and a Swedish coast guard ship rescue 450 people.

None if by sea

Radcliffe fellow whose NGO assisted 77,000 Mediterranean immigrants believes the current moment will pass — eventually


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