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On the steps of Langdell Library, Harvard Law School faculty surround six Supreme Court justices. Back row, from left: Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy ’61; Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. ’79; Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer ’64; and Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch ’91. Front row: Associate Justice (retired) David H. Souter ’66 and Associate Justice Elena Kagan ’86, the former dean of HLS.

A supremely jolly affair

Six high-court justices gather to mark Law School’s bicentennial, and the stories abound


MSNBC host Rachel Maddow (left) moderated a panel of former Obama cabinet members, including Ernest Moniz and Samantha Power, to discuss national security issues under Trump.

Fears of national insecurity

On several fronts, foreign policy flashpoints worry former Obama administration officials


Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) is likely to begin his second term as general secretary of the Communist Party as the nation prepares to solidify its status as a global leader.

China peers ahead

Its congress, gathering to outline policies for next five years, is likely to reaffirm Xi’s leadership


“The Truth about Crime,” a new book by Harvard Professors Jean and John Comaroff examines society’s obsession with crime.

Crime, fear, and loathing

Harvard professors turn a critical eye on safety, anxiety, and how they’re shaping society


Renowned lawyer and HLS professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., listens during a symposium celebrating his accomplishments, including the announcement of a professorship in his honor.

Honoring Charles Ogletree

600 colleagues, former students, friends gather to celebrate life and legacy of influential law professor


After a two-year absence helping cultivate 
Quorum, five students return to Harvard. The development team members hard at work in the company’s rented house on the outskirts of Washington, D.C

The un-dropouts

Missions accomplished at a growing startup, 5 students return to Harvard