Political Scientist Susan Stokes ’81 Discusses Political Polarization and Global Erosion of Democracy
American political scientist and award-winning author Susan C. Stokes ’81 discussed the high correlation between income inequality and democratic erosion at the Center for Government and International Studies on Tuesday afternoon.
Harvard Named a Fulbright ‘Top Producing’ Institution for 2022-2023
Harvard was named a Fulbright top producing institution by the U.S. State Department for having among the highest number of accepted applications for the 2022-2023 U.S. student and scholar programs.
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 Names Members of City Reparations Task Force
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu ’07 announced the 10 members of the newly-formed Reparations Task Force to “study the lasting impacts of slavery in Boston,” according to a Feb. 7 press release.
U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Discusses Future of Clean Energy at Harvard Kennedy School Seminar
Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy David M. Turk discussed the federal government’s plans to foster the transition to clean energy at a Monday seminar held by the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Harvard Academics Discuss Ongoing Political Unrest in Peru and Brazil at Weatherhead Center Panel
Harvard academics discussed recent political unrest in Peru and Brazil at a Weatherhead Center for International Affairs seminar on Tuesday.
U.S. Representative Bobby Scott Speaks About Labor at a Harvard Law School Forum
U.S. Representative Robert “Bobby” C. Scott ’69 (D-Va.) spoke at Harvard Law School about his labor agenda for the 118th Congress on Friday.
Cambridge Residents Call for Transparency at Inaugural Charter Review Forum
The Cambridge Charter Review Committee — tasked by the Cambridge City Council with recommending changes to the city’s charter — convened for its first public forum at the Cambridge Public Library Tuesday evening to discuss election procedures and civic engagement.
Harvard Law School Launches Center for Labor and Just Economy
The Center for Labor and a Just Economy, a Harvard Law School research and policy initiative focusing on worker advocacy and labor law, launched Tuesday morning in a webinar featuring panelists from the Department of Labor and National Education Association.
Mass. Lawmakers Consider Bill Guaranteeing Medical Civil Rights in Police Encounters
Massachusetts legislators reintroduced a bill Friday to establish a civil right to request medical care during encounters with police.
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch ’81 To Deliver MLK Lecture at Harvard in October
Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch ’81 will return to Harvard to deliver the second annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture in October, University President Lawrence S. Bacow announced Monday.
Five Harvard Grads Among Newly Elected Members of 118th Congress
Five Harvard graduates, including four Democrats, were among the freshman members of the 118th Congress sworn into office last week.
Harvard Chief Technology Officer to Step Down for Healey Administration Post
Harvard Chief Technology Officer Jason Snyder will lead the Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, Governor Maura T. Healey ’92 announced Wednesday.
‘The Honor of My Life’: Healey ’92 Sworn In As First Female Mass. Governor
Maura T. Healey ’92 was sworn in as Massachusetts’ 73rd governor on Thursday, becoming the first woman elected governor to take office in the state’s history.
Global Politics Experts Assess Impact of War in Ukraine on the Caucasus at Davis Center Talk
A panel of international relations experts discussed the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine on the South Caucasus region at an event hosted by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies on Thursday.
Senator Markey Discusses the Future of American Democracy at IOP Forum
Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) called for young voters to participate in the upcoming midterm elections in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday, saying that “democracy is on the ballot in 2022.”
International Politics Expert Talks 20th Century Transformation of World Order at Belfer Center
Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs hosted Patrick O. Cohrs, a professor of international history at the University of Florence, to discuss modern international politics Thursday.
Sandel Talks Globalization and Democracy at Center for American Political Studies Panel
Government Professor Michael J. Sandel discussed the impact of finance-driven globalization on the United States and the world at a panel Tuesday evening.
Belfer Center Fellow Discusses Political Influence of U.S. War Department
Belfer Center Fellow Grant H. Golub discussed the World War II-era expansion of the now-defunct U.S. Department of War during a virtual seminar on Thursday.
Cambridge Set to Review City Government Structure for First Time in 80 Years
For the first time in 80 years, the City of Cambridge is launching a comprehensive review of its government structure.
Authors Call for the U.S. to Implement Universal Voting at Harvard IOP Forum
Political columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. ’73 and former Connecticut Secretary of State Miles S. Rapoport ’71 laid out the case for universal voting at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.
U.S. Representative Ro Khanna Discusses Big Tech at Harvard IOP Forum
United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) spoke about the role of technology in the future of the American economy while discussing his new book at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.
Protesters Stage Walkout of Event with Israeli Ambassador at Harvard Kennedy School
Chanting “end the occupation” and “apartheid has got to go,” Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine protesters disrupted an event with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.
Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor
Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.
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