A new report from Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and co-author Katherine Gehl looks at the country’s dysfunctional political system through the lens of business competition to find practical, effective ways to improve how politics serves what should be its most important customers: average voters.
A comprehensive report from the Berkman Klein Center found stark differences between what conservative media consumers read and shared online and what everyone else was doing.
On Capitol Hill, the everyday business of government rolls along, aided by many Harvard-trained officials.
Bart Bonikowski, an associate professor who studies political sociology and nationalist political movements, discusses the seeming resurgence of white supremacist and nationalist groups in the wake of the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Va.
Political scientist Maya Sen discusses why she believes that, despite accusations by the president and many on the right, a lawyer’s history of political donations to Democrats isn’t proof of professional bias.
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, director of the Belfer Center’s Intelligence and Defense Project, assesses revelations that in June 2016 top Trump campaign officials met with Russians who claimed they could deliver damaging information on Hillary Clinton.
Retired judge and Harvard lecturer Nancy Gertner weighs in on legal issues surrounding former FBI Director James Comey's testimony about President Trump.
In a new book, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison looks at how the power struggle between Athens and Sparta in classical Greece offers important insights into the looming complexities as China’s meteoric rise threatens to displace the U.S. as the dominant world power.
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden tells College seniors to avoid apathy and help shape their nation, during Class Day speech in Harvard Yard.
Agnes Igoye brought her fight to end human trafficking from Uganda to Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Harvard Law School Professor Alex Whiting discusses the legal issues swirling around President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Arthur Goldhammer, an analyst of French politics, discusses the impact of France’s presidential election on that nation and on Europe.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Mike Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, discuss Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
Excellence, access, and affordability are top concerns for higher education, Faust and other presidents say in Washington discussion.
Kennedy School analyst Gary Samore discusses North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation and what it means for U.S. policy under the Trump administration.
Civil Rights icon and Congressman John Lewis, coming to Harvard to receive an award for citizen activism, talks about his how far the country has come in taking care of all, despite recent setbacks, and why he remains hopeful for the future.
Just a day after Neil Gorsuch survived a political firestorm and was sworn in as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Kelly Ayotte, the former senator from New Hampshire, talked about her experience guiding him through the confirmation process.
Dana McKinney, M.Arch ’17, M.UP ’17, hopes to use design creativity to affect social change.
Acclaimed jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson is at Harvard this week to work with students and share her insights and experiences in music.
Don’t blame data analytics for Trump’s unexpected victory, Nate Silver says, blame political reporting’s conventional wisdom.
Noted sociologist and author Arlie Hochschild discussed her research into the emotional life of “red state” conservatives and the “deep story” that informs their worldview.
Harvard alumna Sarah Hurwitz, the speechwriter behind two of the world’s most popular and powerful women, former first lady Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton, talks about her unusual career path and why politics is all about failure.
New leadership at the Office of Student Life brings ideas and a fresh approach to supporting students and helping them have a rich and satisfying College experience.
Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, a former CIA officer and now a senior fellow at the Belfer Center, discusses the intelligence community’s investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election and the ongoing friction between these agencies and the administration of President Trump.
Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who offered to lend Donald Trump his pocket Constitution in a rebuke of a proposed Muslim ban during the Democratic National Convention, urged Harvard students to “remain standing” for democratic values and principles during this “dark chapter” in American history.
Though he may be the favorite artist of oligarchs, Jeff Koons sees his art as democratic experience for viewers and a vehicle for his own transcendence and self-actualization.
Using the case-study method, Harvard Business School historian David Moss examines pivotal moments in American history where disagreement and conflict reshaped our democracy for the better.
Top reporters and editors discuss the future of news, as well as the opportunities and the challenges the industry faces in what many observers call the “post-truth” era.
Faculty at Harvard Business School discuss how Donald Trump’s experience as a businessman may inform his approach to the U.S. presidency.
With President-elect Donald Trump pushing for a federal infrastructure improvement plan, Harvard faculty consider the needs and challenges that may dog the ambitious proposal.
On a visit to Harvard, best-selling author Michael Lewis talked about the deep friendship and pioneering collaboration of famed psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky, whose work created the field of behavioral economics.
Kevin Ryan, a Russia-U.S. security analyst and Belfer Center director of defense and intelligence projects, discusses the conclusion by U.S. intelligence that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election and did so in an effort to boost the Republicans.
Three weeks after a remarkably nasty presidential election, emotions remain raw, as was evidenced when the Trump and Clinton camps met for the first time at Harvard Kennedy School for a debriefing conference this week.
Faculty at Harvard’s Government Department consider the potential ramifications of the new administration under President Donald Trump.
New research from Harvard Business School Professor Francesca Gino suggests that by supporting “constructive nonconformity” at work, organizations can improve employee engagement.
Harvard Law School analysts consider the changes a Trump administration may make that would affect the law, the courts, and the power of government agencies.
Chuck Hagel, former U.S. secretary of defense and two-term senator from Nebraska, talks about Syria, the urgency of our relations with Russia, and the damage the 2016 election is doing to U.S. standing in the world.
The sculptural artist Christo discusses the impetus and execution of his latest projects while speaking at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Veteran pollster Peter D. Hart analyzes the 2016 election and sees far less volatility than headlines would suggest.
Cathy O'Neil, Ph.D. '99, talks about her new book "Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy” and the quiet dangers of big data.
Legendary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas discusses the ideas and politics behind his latest projects during a presentation at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
New research finds that being funny can boost your status at work.
On the eve of the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Harvard analysts discuss whether presidential debates offer citizens civic value anymore and how to improve them as the nation navigates its political differences.
The 100th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prizes brought leading lights from journalism and the arts to Harvard to reflect on accountability and the abuse of power.
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post reporter who was imprisoned for 543 days by Iranian authorities before the U.S. government negotiated his release in January in tandem with the Iran nuclear deal, joins the 79th class of Nieman Fellows this fall. His wife, Yeganeh, is a Shorenstein fellow.
A field guide to the coffee joints in Harvard Square.
A $32 million gift from Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation will support a new four-year collaboration with Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School to help hundreds of city mayors and their top staff members make government more responsive and effective for its citizens.
In a sign of the times, political technologist Nicco Mele is taking the helm at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy. In a Q&A session, he discusses the issues that he and his center will face.
GSD architecture graduate Lauren Friedrich, M.Arch. ’16, looks at how architecture can better support health by providing unexpected physical challenges and minor obstacles rather than always prioritizing ease and comfort.
Harvard analysts discuss the unusual dynamics and events of the 2016 presidential election, and what they mean for our political system going forward.