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Death by Demography Talk

Professor Uses Demography To Explain How States Collapse

Monica Duffy Toft described her emerging population transition theory, which posits that changes in state population configurations can portend civil conflict and destabilization.

Student Life

Harvard Affiliates in Paris Confirmed Safe

Several Harvard students were in the region during the time of the attacks, including James T.R. Loomos ’16, who said he stayed at a hostel about a mile away from the Bataclan music hall where 89 hostages were killed.

"Define American"

Activist Vargas Argues for Immigration Reform

“I’m not trying to be politically correct here. I am here illegally. If the cops wanted to show up and detain me, they can,” journalist Jose Antonio Vargas said. “But I as a person am not illegal. For me, the culture has to shift first, and unfortunately we’re not there yet.”

“We Need Peace”
Harvard in the World

“We Need Peace”

Alexandre Palagi, a PhD student at Harvard Medical School, hoists a French flag as a young vigil attendee holds a sign calling for peace.

Harvard Hackathon
Undergraduate Council

Photos of the Weekend (11/15/15)

Spring Break in Cuba

Embassy Open, Student Interest in Traveling to Cuba Spikes

Following the historic thawing of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, Harvard students have voiced renewed interest in traveling to Cuba.

Office of Career Services

Harvard Lands Fourth in Economist’s First College Rankings

Peter F. Lake ’81, a professor at Stetson University College of Law who specializes in higher education law, said he was unsure how this new system would hold “in a crowded field of metrics.”

2015 Nyhan Prize at the IOP

Lepore Challenges Premise of Polling in American Politics

While response rates to public opinion polls have plummeted from more than 90 percent in the 1930s to the low single digits today, professor Jill Lepore argued that polls are paradoxically affecting American elections more than ever.


Fifteen Minutes with Ambassador Wendy Sherman

​I spend the week leading up to my interview with Ambassador Wendy Sherman, America’s chief negotiator on the Iran deal, negotiating the terms of our meeting. The ambassador’s office and I come to the following deal: I will have exactly 15 minutes for a Q & A, including the time it takes to photograph the ambassador. I must send over the topics I will cover in advance. I must also accept the fact that there will be another person in the room, who looks and acts exactly like Tom Hagen, Don Corleone’s consigliere.


Law School’s Lessig Drops Presidential Bid

In a YouTube video released Monday entitled “The Democrats have changed the rules,” Lessig said he was no longer running for the nomination, pointing to new restrictive rules for participating in the debates.

Aliko Dangote
Harvard Business School

Nigerian Billionaire Discusses Business Success

Speaking to a room full of Harvard Business School students, Dangote advised staying aggressive and remaining in the market during tough economic times, and described an instance when his company faced forty two percent interest rates.


Danish PM Discusses Challenges, Achievements of Welfare State

​Speaking at the Kennedy School of Government on Thursday night, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen lauded the Nordic welfare state but acknowledged the perverse labor incentives that its social programs can engender.

Joshua R. Earnest

Earnest Defends Contentious White House-Press Relationship

Earnest highlighted the tension present in his role as press secretary, saying that he welcomes conflict between the administration and the press, calling it “part of what makes for a healthy democracy.”

Rachel Lloyd Speaks on Safe Harbor Laws

Panelists Discuss Exploitation and Trafficking at JFK Forum

The event was broadcast by CNN as part of the CNN Freedom Project, a program created to prevent human trafficking and advocate for victims of exploitation.

Central Administration

New Global Institute Grants $3.75M to China Climate Research

Based at the Harvard Center Shanghai, the new Harvard Global Institute will provide grants to research projects that focus on climate and energy science, economics, engineering, and environmental health.

Special Teams

In Photos: The Game

Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate

The Back of the UC Ballot

Helicopter over Harvard

In Photos: Bomb Threat Shakes the Yard


A.D. Club ‘Strongly’ Opposes Membership Changes