Harvard in the World
Since the beginning of the semester, the Office of International Education has used a new coffee chat program to reach out to students in Harvard’s 12 undergraduate Houses in the hopes of attracting more students to study abroad programs.
College administrators have made an ongoing effort to provide more support to help students studying abroad know what to expect regarding cultural norms and gender identity in the countries they are visiting.
But for Agassiz, the trip to Brazil was about more than science. Not only was evolution—a process not immediately observable to the human eye—deeply antithetical to Agassiz’s staunch empiricism, evolution was profoundly at odds with his perceived world order.
Police arrested Harvard Law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig last week during protests focused on campaign finance reform in Washington, D.C.
Mark C. Elliott, Harvard’s new Vice Provost for International Affairs, is well known across the University for his scholarship in Chinese history. However, during his first few months in the role, Elliott has spent much time studying Latin America in order to prepare for his visit to Brazil and Peru this past week.
Two graduates of Raising My Voice, a training program aimed at empowering former detainees with the power of speech, spoke Wednesday night on their experiences within the criminal justice system as formerly incarcerated individuals. Hosted by the Harvard Organization for Prison Education Reform and the Leadership Institute at Harvard College, Thomas Edwards and Craig Benton advocated for criminal justice reform and stressed the importance of reintegrating young individuals into society, who want to escape a life of crime. Benton left the audience with one important lesson: “That men and women who were formerly incarcerated shouldn't be judged by their past deeds. That everybody is redeemable.”
For the third consecutive year, Harvard boasted the highest number of Fulbright award recipients among peer universities, according to data published by the Chronicle of Higher Education in February.
Map of Harvard's Cambridge-Based Centers of International Study within the Social Sciences division of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.