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Kennedy School
Race

Annual Report Finds Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Remains Largely White, Male

The Harvard Kennedy School’s faculty and student body remains overwhelmingly white, according to its annual report on diversity released Wednesday.

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IOP

‘Failure Is Not An Option’: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Talks Democratic Tiffs, Agenda

United States Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-N.Y.) discussed how Democrats are handling pressing political issues with their majorities in both houses of Congress at an Institute of Politics forum event on Thursday night.

Harvard Kennedy School
Crime

HKS Researchers Find Decrease In Civilian Crime Reporting Following Murder of George Floyd

Harvard Kennedy School researchers found a significant decrease in civilian engagement with police following the murder of George Floyd by police in May 2020.

Alsan McArthur Genius Grant
Health

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Marcella Alsan Wins MacArthur Grant

Marcella M. Alsan is the Kennedy School’s first female MacArthur Fellow and the sole Harvard faculty member among this year’s 25 recipients.

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Politics

Afghan Journalist Sami Mahdi Discusses Media Under the Taliban at Shorenstein Center Event

Afghan journalist Sami Mahdi discussed the future of the media in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan at a virtual event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Thursday afternoon.

HKS Equity Coalition
Crime

Kennedy School Lab to Launch Alternative 911 Response Initiative in Five Jurisdictions

Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab announced last week the selection of five areas that will participate in a new initiative aimed at implementing alternative responses to non-violent 911 calls.

HKS Diversity Course
Race

Kennedy School Expands Mandatory Race and Public Policy Courses to Full Semester

First-year students beginning the Public Policy Master’s Program at the Harvard Kennedy School this month became the inaugural class to participate in two half-semester race and racism classes, after the school moved to expand the mandatory courses from two weeks to an entire semester.

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IOP

Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark Discusses Democratic Agenda at JFK Jr. Forum Event

United States Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) discussed her career in public service, the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” agenda, and current challenges to U.S. democracy at an Institute of Politics event Thursday.

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Student Groups

Resident Fellows Discuss Democracy at First In-Person IOP Forum Since March 2020

The six resident fellows — including former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry (R-Texas) and former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Sarah I. Gideon — discussed issues such as partisanship in politics and civic engagement.

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On Campus

Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign Rallies on Anniversary of Attica Prison Rebellion

Members of the Harvard Prison Divestment Campaign organized a rally Thursday afternoon calling on Harvard to divest from industries, companies, and funds they say are part of the “prison-industrial complex.”

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College

Survey Finds Class of 2025 Disproportionately Wealthy

Though they are starting their college careers amid a pandemic that shows no sign of abating, in other ways the Class of 2025 is similar to classes that came before it.

IOP Watch Event Super Tuesday
Student Groups

Harvard Institute of Politics Names Fall 2021 Resident Fellows

Former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry and recent U.S. Senate candidate Sarah I. Gideon headline a cohort of six eminent political figures who will serve as resident fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced Wednesday.

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Research

Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center Names Laura Manley as New Executive Director

Laura Manley will serve as executive director of the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center beginning Sept. 7, the Center announced earlier this month.

Abraham Accords IOP event
Student Life

UAE and Bahrain Ambassadors Discuss Goals and Impact of the Abraham Accords at JFK Jr. Forum Event

The ambassadors of the United Arab Emirates and of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States discussed the goals and impact of the Abraham Accords at an Institute of Politics forum event Friday.

SEC Update
Health

SEAS Panel Discusses the Future of AI in Healthcare

The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences presented a Wednesday panel on the advantages and pitfalls of deploying artificial intelligence to improve healthcare equity.

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