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Douglas William Elmendorf has been named Harvard Kennedy School Dean. He is pictured in Massachusetts Hall at Harvard University. Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer

A new dean debuts

Former CBO director Douglas W. Elmendorf greets Harvard Kennedy School cohorts, discusses role

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“I have tenaciously engineered a succession of reforms coming one after another, and I will be fearless going forward," said Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. His visit was part of a strategic eight-day state visit to several U.S. cities that will culminate in a speech before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, the first ever by a Japanese prime minister.

Not backing down

In Kennedy School address, Japanese Prime Minister Abe touts his reformist agenda, says he will continue to push it

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In a talk with David Gergen (right), Google CEO Eric Schmidt set forth a local challenge. “Here in Cambridge, we have some of the smartest people in the world … If I can be critical for a sec: Why have you guys not produced the equivalent of Twitter, Facebook, Google, and so forth? I don’t know,” he said. “So there’s an action item for you.”

The next Google

Chairman Eric Schmidt examines the digital future of entrepreneurs and innovation

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Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, delivered the Godkin Lecture and took questions from students last night at Harvard Kennedy School.

Freedom in motion

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi outlines vision for Burma in Kennedy School talk

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