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Harvard Kennedy School

Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Remembered at Harvard Memorial Church Service

Students, colleagues, and Harvard affiliates joined friends and family to celebrate the life and memory of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Memorial Church on Wednesday morning.

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Harvard Kennedy School Professor’s Research Shows Radio Stations Can Fill Local News Gaps

Radio stations could potentially fill the gap in local news left by the decline of the newspaper — but only if they are given more funding, according to a study by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas E. Patterson published last week.

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Harvard IOP Spring 2023 Resident Fellows Discuss Political Polarization at Inaugural Forum

The newly-announced Harvard Institute of Politics spring 2023 resident fellows discussed the divisiveness in current American politics at their inaugural JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

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After Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship Rejection and Reversal, Ken Roth to Speak at IOP Forum

The Harvard Institute of Politics announced Kenneth Roth will speak at a Feb. 8 JFK Jr. Forum, roughly a month after reports emerged alleging Roth was blocked from a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights over his criticism of Israel.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Join HKS Hauser Leaders Program

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, a key witness in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, has been appointed to the Hauser Leaders Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the school announced Tuesday.

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Concert Review: Modest Mouse Reminds Us Of The ‘90s

The setlist mixed nostalgia with a hefty dose of humor.

Spring 2023 IOP Fellows

Former Rep. Herrera Beutler and Seven Others to Join Harvard IOP as Spring 2023 Fellows

Former Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Wa.) — one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — and seven other political figures will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring, the IOP announced in a press release on Tuesday.

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Modest Mouse performing at Boston's Roadrunner on Dec. 16.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Executive Director of HKS’ Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to Step Down

Sushma Raman is set to step down as executive director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on Feb. 10 after serving more than seven years in the role.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Reverses Course, Will Name Ken Roth Fellow

In a reversal, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Thursday morning that he would name human rights advocate Kenneth Roth to a fellowship after previously vetoing his appointment.

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Biden Remembers Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as a ‘Force of Nature’ at Memorial Service

President Joe Biden lauded former United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as “a force of nature” in a memorial service honoring his death at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday morning.

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‘A Book of Days’ Review: A Peek into the Mind of Patti Smith

Photos like these offer an interesting glimpse into the way Smith thinks and interacts with the world, finding simple moments to appreciate each day.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Hundreds Call for Resignation of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Accused of Blocking Fellowship Over Israel Criticism

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates called on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to resign on Tuesday following accusations that he denied former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth a fellowship over his criticism of Israel.

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Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Consequences of U.S. Gun Industry on Mexico

Ieva Jusionyte, a Maury Green Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, discussed the impact of the United States gun industry on violence in Mexico at a virtual event hosted by Radcliffe on Wednesday.

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Alvvays Concert Review: Captivating, Experimental Perfection

Alvvays's Nov. 18 show at Boston’s Roadrunner was a flawless — and slightly strange — finale to their U.S. tour.