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Syria and the Middle East
Harvard Kennedy School

Red Cross Official Describes Challenges Facing Humanitarian Organizations

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross described the challenges facing humanitarian aid organizations in Syria during a discussion Wednesday evening.

Bouncing Back
Men's Basketball

Amaker, Alumni Share Experiences of Success, Failure in Sports

A group of Harvard affiliates involved in the Boston sports scene, including Harvard men’s basketball coach Tommy Amaker, discussed their successes and failures in the sports community.

A Conversation with Steven Spielberg
Humanities Division

Spielberg Discusses Sources of Inspiration, Offers Filmmaking Advice

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg discussed the role of empathy, childhood, and toy trains in his works during a discussion at the Loeb Drama Center Tuesday evening.

Harvard Law School

Law School Dean Hosts Early Screening of HBO Documentary on Same-Sex Marriage

Harvard Law School Dean Martha L. Minow hosted an early screening of “The Case Against 8,” a documentary about the appeal of California’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Race and Justice in Sports
Race

In Panel, Football All-Stars Discuss Race, Leadership, and Justice

Pro Bowlers Arian Foster, Richard Sherman, and Larry Fitzgerald informally talked about the NCAA, philanthropy, and the ability of high-achieving African-Americans to inspire young people.

Ian Morris
Books

Visiting Stanford Professor Discusses Impacts of War

During a book talk at the Harvard Book Store Monday evening, Stanford professor of history and Classics Ian Morris argued that wars force society to become stronger and less violent.

Harvard China Forum
Politics

Annual China Forum Packs Science Center

Students from Harvard and across the nation flocked to campus this weekend to discuss China’s role in the world as part of the annual Harvard China Forum.

Coop Election
College

Today in Photos (04/17/2014)

Lean In or Kick Back?
College

Lean In or Kick Back?

From left to right, Brianna J. Suslovic '16 and Sasanka N. Jinadasa '15 debate against Mirta Stantic '15 and Lisa J. Mogilanski '15 on whether the strategies in Sheryl K. Sandberg’s '91 book, "Lean In," are applicable to all women.

Leveling the Playing Field For Children
College

Today in Photos (04/11/2014)

Cornel West on Virtue
Student Groups

Cornel West on Virtue

Cornel R. West ’73, right, spoke in Emerson Hall on Thursday, April 10 as part of a discussion held by the Black Men’s Forum. West spoke to the importance of cultivating virtue and compassion in the United States.

Events

Former Harvard Professor Cornel West Talks Black Politics

Cornel R. West ’74, American philosopher and former Harvard professor spoke Thursday afternoon in Emerson Hall about black political thought, philosophy, and religion at an event hosted by the Harvard Black Men’s Forum.

Chua and Rubenfeld discuss The Triple Package
Books

Chua and Rubenfeld discuss The Triple Package

Jed Rubenfeld and Amy Chua talk about their new book, The Triple Package, in the Kirkland JCR on Friday. Their book, which came out in February, discusses factors behind the success of different cultural groups in America.

When Women Lead
Events

In Panel Hosted by Faust, Female Leaders Reflect On Experiences, Evolving Role of Working Women

Harvard community members packed into Sanders Theatre Monday afternoon to listen to four female leaders from various fields as they shared their experiences working in positions of authority and reflected on the changing role of women in the workplace.

Breaking Bad
Events

Breaking Bad

University President Drew G. Faust sits with Vince Gilligan, creator of the television series Breaking Bad, in front of an audience in Farkas Hall on Thursday, April 3.

House Art Cover Wallpaper
Visual Arts

Art House

Youth Homelessness in the Square
Harvard Square

For Homeless Youth, Age Can Compound Challenges of Life on the Streets

On Year Later: Boston Marathon Bombings
Boston Marathon

VIDEO: Looking Back One Year Later, Harvard Affiliates Prepare to Return to Finish Line

Johnston Gate Arts Cover
Arts

Rebuilding the Past: Harvard's Beautification Renaissance