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The Institute of Politics announced Thursday that it would partner with three prominent think tanks to host its biannual conference to prepare new members of the House for their duties on Capitol Hill.
The four members of the panel conversation, Reform Conservatism: The Future of the Republican Party?, held in the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. This conversation panel discussed the new concept of Reform Conservatism and the role it should play in the future of the GOP.
Ellwood is stepping down after ten years at the helm, making him one of the longest serving deans still in office and one of only two not appointed by University President Drew G. Faust.
Ramesh Ponnuru, center, shares his definition of reform conservatism with the attentive crowd in the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government on Thursday night.
“Beyoncé -The Study” is a new Harvard Business School case study that examines the business operations behind the powerful music industry figure. But why stop at the B School? FM thinks every Harvard grad school should incorporate Beyoncé into its curriculum.
The Minerva School, an ambitious education project whose founder Ben Nelson described as “the first elite American university to be launched in a century,” opened to students this fall. With an advisory board that includes former Harvard University president Lawrence H. Summers, the school live-streams immersive seminars to students—capped at 19 per class—for $10,000 a year. Instructional methods are based on cognitive learning research conducted by former Harvard Psychology professor Stephen M. Kosslyn, who joins Minerva as Founding Dean. Students live in San Francisco during their first year, then move together to different cities around the world for each of the following six semesters. FM sat down with the Kennedy School’s Paul E. Peterson, Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance, who analyzed the Minerva program.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent at CNN, spoke about the potential of medical marijuana during an Institute of Politics forum event on Wednesday evening. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Staci Gruber, an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.
Norwegian business magnate Christen Sveaas has donated $11 million to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
At the meeting, which drew more than 20 residents, some members of the Cambridge community raised concerns about the impact of the school’s proposed renovations on the surrounding area and nearby construction.
Former Indian minister Jairam Ramesh said he is hopeful for meaningful international action on climate change at a presentation last week.
Danyel T. Reiche, a visiting scholar at the Kennedy School, cited recognition by world political leaders and a desire for “soft power” as some of the motives behind Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga cited the pressure faced by Ukraine and countries that neighbor Russia as an example of structural problems in international politics.
The Kennedy School has submitted architectural renderings of proposed remodeling and expansion of the campus, including the addition of three buildings and elevation of the school's courtyard.