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Alexandra A. Chaidez

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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.”

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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.

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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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Kasich Urges HKS Grads to Embody Religious Values at Class Day

Amid rumors that Kasich may challenge President Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, Kasich’s speech notably steered clear of politics or public policy.

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During Commencement, Students Launch Campaign Against Sexual Misconduct

Organizers timed the campaign to coincide with Commencement, a time of year they say brings together people across Harvard and provides a platform for demanding change.

Margo Seltzer

Margo Seltzer, the 'Soul' of SEAS, Leaves Legacy

In addition to setting firsts herself, Seltzer advocated for other women in the field and worked to improve the confidence of and retention rates for female students in Computer Science.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Survivor Calls for Nuclear Reform at Kennedy School

At 8:16 a.m.—when the bomb was dropped—Keiko Ogura said she was about 2.4 kilometers north of the center of the impacted zone.

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A Difficult Dichotomy: Free Speech and Diversity at the Kennedy School

Students want to make the Kennedy School a more welcoming place for minorities—a priority some say gets lost in administrators’ push for ideological diversity.

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Graduate School of Design

Female Faculty at GSD Sign Statement Against Sexual, Racial Misconduct

Design School Executive Dean Patricia Roberts first sent the statement by female faculty to GSD students, faculty, and staff on April 23.

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Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Diversity Pledge

"A poster in a hallway at the Kennedy School displaying signatories of a faculty pledge to take part in efforts to increase diversity and inclusion at the school."

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Skyclad Students Streak into Spring

More than a hundred naked undergraduates celebrated their last night of freedom before finals by running a lap around the Yard as part of the semesterly tradition.

HKS Diversity Pledge

Students Solicit Faculty Support for HKS Diversity Pledge

The pledge, written by Kennedy School students, calls upon faculty members to endorse “all kinds” of diversity at “all levels” of the school.

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Former African Leaders Discuss Development at Harvard Kennedy School

The former leaders of Nigeria, Tanzania, and Cape Verde spoke about effective leadership and development in Africa at a forum hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Launches Fellowship for Palestinian Students

The Rawabi Fellowship for Leaders from Palestine is a new “merit-based, competitive” program for Kennedy School students who identify as Palestinian, targeted specifically at those with financial need.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Two Female Lecturers to Leave Kennedy School

Their departures comes amid increased scrutiny of the school’s faculty diversity, and a year after the departure of three prominent female administrators of color.