A new study has found that, following momentary exposure to inequality, support for a "millionaire’s tax" dropped by more than 50 percent.
Harvard’s Financial Aid Initiative has helped Michael Wingate make the most of his education.
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 5, 2016, the Memorial Minute honoring the life and service of the late Stanley Hoffmann, Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University, was placed upon the records.
The 2016 Harvard Horizons Symposium will take place on April 5 at 6:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The symposium features brief talks by Harvard Horizons ...
Kennedy School initiative takes an unconventional, holistic approach to researching, designing, and implementing policy around international development.
Harvard University’s Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies (CES) today announced a gift by the family of Hüsnü Özyeğin, a leading Turkish ...
A pair of Harvard seniors, aided by Harvard’s innovation environment, have launched a company that helps people make sense of Congress by gathering in one place diverse information on representatives, districts, bills, and legislative proceedings.
A new task force report by the American Political Science Association takes a close look at the causes of and cures for political stalemates in Congress.
Robert R. Bowie, the Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs Emeritus and founder and first director of the Center for International Affairs (now the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs) died Nov. 2 at the age of 104.
The Director’s Internship Program at Harvard’s Institute of Politics is proving that not all millennials doubt that government and politics can be used for good.
Keith Richburg, fellow at the Institute of Politics and China correspondent for The Washington Post from 2009-13, recalled his first trip to China in 1985 ...
In honor of its 30th anniversary, the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government brought together heavy hitters in economics and government to discuss how private and public leaders can help the United States thrive again.
Jon Favreau, who recently stepped down after several years as President Obama’s head speechwriter, took a Harvard Kennedy School audience on a behind-the-scenes tour of the president’s best-known addresses.
Political analyst Michael Tomasky, who writes for Newsweek and The Daily Beast, spoke to the Shorenstein Center about President Obama's legacy, and how it ...
The Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG) is accepting applications for its senior fellows program.
Growing and improving Main Streets' farmer's markets, tracking bicycle related injuries and developing landscape visualizations are just a few ways ...
Physicist Jenny Hoffman and political theorist Eric Beerbohm have won the Roslyn Abramson Award, given annually to assistant or associate professors for excellence in undergraduate teaching.
With its increasingly popular website called Journalist’s Resource, the Shorenstein Center is putting academia’s insights at reporters’ fingertips, and making a broader case for knowledge-based reporting.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has announced the selection of an experienced group of individuals for resident and visiting fellowships this spring.
"Times have never been tougher or bleaker," said Peter Hart, chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates, at an event sponsored by the Shorenstein Center ...
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced more than 60 student and research fellows for the 2011-12 academic year.
From fertilizer plants in Turkmenistan to nickel smelting in the Philippines, Kanoko Kamata’s consulting work for Environmental Resources Management (ERM) ...
The Institute of Politics (IOP), located at Harvard Kennedy School, announced the fall visiting fellowship of Tim Roemer the week of Oct. 3.
As a member of two proactive groups, Ablorde Ashigbi ’11 has spent much of his College career trying to make a difference. His work has helped to improve public health and business opportunities in Africa, and has offered a chance to explore approaches to education reform in the United States.
Congress must adopt a "balanced strategy" to address the country's long-term fiscal health and avert the looming crisis over the national debt limit, said ...
Where we live and who we know can affect our voting patterns, Harvard researcher suggests.
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School announced the Top 25 Innovations in Government in competition for the Innovations in American Government Award.
What did Pakistani officials know about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and when did they know it? Were they complicit — or dumb? Or smart at playing dumb? Those questions were analyzed by a panel of foreign policy experts on Wednesday (May 4) at Harvard Kennedy School.
Today the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, announced the top 25 ...
At a Meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences on April 5, 2011, the Minute honoring the life and service of the late Samuel Hutchison Beer, Eaton Professor of the Science of Government Emeritus, was placed upon the records. Professor Beer was one of the world’s leading experts on British politics and also served as a speech writer for President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Drew Faust, eminent historian and president of Harvard University, will deliver the 2011 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on May 2.
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized 36 government ...
Harvard Law School has announced the appointments of U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner and Stephen Shay, deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, as professors of practice.
Trey Grayson, who is completing his second term as secretary of state in Kentucky, has been named director of the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University. Grayson will assume his post on Jan. 31.
Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History S.M. Plokhy uncovers the daily dynamics of the 1945 Yalta Conference and embroiders them with items behind subsequent recrimination about the conference results, such as FDR’s ill health and the presence of probable Soviet spy Alger Hiss.
Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project has announced new resident and nonresident fellows for fall 2010.
James Kloppenberg, chair of Harvard’s History Department, is out with a new book called “Reading Obama,” which parses the American president through his own writings.
Radcliffe researcher explores the connection between cultures where men have more than one wife and increased violence.
Chris LeRoy ’11 is enjoying his first season as a starter — one who “has developed into an All-Ivy caliber player,” according to his coach.
Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government announced a $1 million gift from the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court. The gift will be used to launch a new graduate fellowship that will support emerging leaders from the United Arab Emirates.
Applications are invited from graduate students who are writing dissertations or are engaged in major research on topics in practical ethics, especially ethical issues in architecture, business, education, government, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and religion.
Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs, delivered messages of cooperation and inclusiveness while elaborating on his six principles for Turkey’s future at a Harvard Kennedy School forum.
“From Harvard Square to the Oval Office” is now accepting applications. The program, run by the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School, is open to all Harvard University graduate students, including international students.
As a group of Boston-area graduate students discovered this summer, there is truth in the adage that if you want to change the world, you can start in your ...
The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Harvard Kennedy School announced its 2010-11 student and executive fellows for the 2010-11 academic year.
Going back millennia, Harvard’s Eric Nelson studies the emerging republican ideals that defined liberty and eventually displaced monarchy.
At Harvard, new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is remembered as an insightful intellectual, a tough-minded basketball player, and a colleague who had grit, graciousness, and patience.
As Elena Kagan becomes the 112th Supreme Court justice, she adds to an impressive list of now 23 justices who have one thing in common: Not only have they shaped the law in influential and historical ways — they all hail from Harvard.
The U.S. State Department has reversed its decision to deny a visa to leading Colombian journalist Hollman Morris. He is now free to travel to the United States, where he will begin a yearlong fellowship at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.
Nine rising seniors pursuing a secondary field in health policy have been awarded Cordeiro Health Policy Summer Research Grants by the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy.