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Alexandra A. Chaidez

Staff writer Alexandra A. Chaidez can be reached at alexandra.chaidez@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @a_achaidez.

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Juan C. Varela
On Campus

President of Panama Speaks at Harvard, Meets with Bacow

President of Panama Juan Carlos Varela spoke at the IOP and met with Harvard affiliates from Central America as well as President Bacow Thursday.

On Campus

Typhoon Mangkhut Hits International Students' Homes

As Typhoon Mangkhut — so far labeled the most powerful storm of the year — struck Southeast Asia, Harvard students checked in with loved ones back home.

Activating the Youth Vote
IOP

Activists Talk Youth Voter Engagement at Harvard IOP

David Hogg, co-founder of March for Our Lives, was among those who spoke about young voter engagement at the IOP Monday night.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Beats Fundraising Goal By $200 Million

The Harvard Kennedy School closed out its capital campaign at more than $700 million, according to an August email sent to HKS affiliates by Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf.

Diversity Dean Chapman
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Students, Encouraged by Diversity Efforts, Say They’re 'Energized' to Push For More

The Harvard Kennedy School has taken a number of steps in recent months to address concerns students and faculty raised about diversity.

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

Harvard Kennedy School Launches Mentorship Program for College Students

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has launched a new mentorship program that will partner undergraduate students interested in public service with graduate students at HKS.

Quincy Polling Center
City Politics

Kennedy School Ramps Up Voter Registration Efforts

HKS has introduced a University-wide voting challenge to encourage Harvard affiliates to register to vote before the Nov. 6 elections.

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

'This is Not Normal': Harvard IOP Fellows Dissect The Trump Administration

The Kennedy School's fall Institute of Politics fellows took the stage at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Thursday to offer a shared conviction — that, under the Trump administration, America has strayed into a political Twilight Zone.

HKS New Campus
Harvard Kennedy School

Former NAACP Head Cornell Brooks Appointed Kennedy School Professor

Former president and CEO of the NAACP Cornell W. Brooks is the first member of a national civil rights organization to join the Kennedy School’s senior faculty.

HKS New Campus
Harvard Kennedy School

Wendy Sherman Appointed Director of Center for Public Leadership

Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, the former U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, will lead the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, according to a Tuesday press release.

Harvard Kennedy School
IOP

Former DNC CEO, Former Nevada Congressman To Serve As Fall 2018 IOP Fellows

Former Democratic National Committee CEO and former EMILY’s List executive director Amy Dacey, former Nevada congressman Joseph J. Heck, and Bloomberg News’ Senior White House Correspondent Margaret Talev will join the IOP as fellows this semester.

Colombian President Speaks
Harvard Kennedy School

Colombian President Steps Out of Office and Into HKS Fellowship

On the last day of Santos’s eight-year-long presidency, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf named Santos an Angelopoulos Fellow.

IOP
IOP

Washington Post Chief Correspondent Dan Balz Returns to IOP as First-Ever 'Senior Fellow'

IOP Director Mark D. Gearan said Balz’s position as senior fellow is “new” to the IOP and will allow Balz to “visit campus frequently during the semester.”

HKS New Campus
Harvard Kennedy School

Former Secretary General of Amnesty International To Join Kennedy School As Senior Fellow

Amnesty International’s former Secretary General Shalil Shetty will be joining the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy as a senior fellow in the upcoming academic year, according to a Friday press release.

Setti Warren
Harvard Kennedy School

Setti Warren Named Executive Director of Shorenstein Center

Warren previously served as the mayor of Newton, Mass. from 2010 to 2018 and entered the 2018 governor’s race as a Democrat, before dropping out in April.

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