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Summers and Furman at the IOP
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Summers and Furman at the IOP

Speaking about economic trends in recent years and fielding questions from the crowd, Lawrence H. Summers and Jason Furman attracted a crowd that fills the seats at the Institute of Politics Monday evening.

Summers and Furman at the IOP
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Obama Colleagues Summers and Furman Talk Economic Growth

Former University President Larry Summers and Jason L. Furman ‘92, the current Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discussed domestic economic growth at a packed JFK Jr. Forum at the IOP Monday night.

A Gesture from Bassem
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A Gesture from Bassem

Bassem R. Youssef, a comedian dubbed Egypt’s Jon Stewart gestures towards the audience in one of his responses to Maz Jobrani, sitting behind. Also a comedian, Jobrani exchanged jokes and commentary with Youssef ranging from Jobrani's acting career to the cultural influence of media.

A Concluding Handshake
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A Concluding Handshake

At the end of a forum discussion featuring comedians rather than politicians, Bassem R.Youssef, left, extends a concluding handshake to actor and fellow comedian Maz Jobrani.

50 Years After Selma
Race

50 Years After Selma

Students from the Harvard Black Men’s Forum, Black Students Association, and the Association of Black Harvard Women among other students discuss the state of race relations and race in the United States 50 years after the Selma to Montgomery marches.

Bassem R. Youssef at the IOP
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Bassem R. Youssef at the IOP

Bassem R.Youssef, a well-known Egyptian comedian, listens to Maziyar Jobrani, an Iranian-American actor and comedian. In a forum about political humor, the two exchanged jokes as well as commentary on contemporary events.

Princess Nokia
Music

Photos of the Day (03/10/2015)

Activities Fair
College

From Entryways to Extracurriculars

Even as Harvard pumps hundreds of millions of dollars into renewing the College’s residential House system, many students find it difficult to balance their extracurricular commitments while also participating in House life.

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards
Books

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards

Alex S. Jones, the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, moderates the annual Goldsmith Awards in Political Journalism celebrating works that encourage improved debate about public service and government. Jones, who will retire in July, moderated the awards for the last time as the director of the Shorenstein Center.

Goldsmith Book Awards
Books

Goldsmith Book Awards

Professor of Government Thomas E. Patterson, left, presents the Goldsmith Book Prizes for best academic and trade book as Alex S. Jones, right, looks on.

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards
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Miami Herald Awarded Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The award celebrates journalists who promote "effective and ethical conduct of government" by exposing both corrupt and commendable government performance.

Prime Minister of Tunisia
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Prime Minister of Tunisia

At the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa of Tunisia speaks of change and reform in a young Middle East democracy. One of two heads of state to speak at the JFK Jr. Forum this week, Jomaa fielded questions from the audience after the public address.

Prime Minister of Tunisia
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Prime Minister of Tunisia

At the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa of Tunisia speaks of change and reform in a young Middle East democracy. One of two heads of state to speak at the JFK Jr. Forum this week, Jomaa fielded questions from the audience after the public address.

Prime Minister of Tunisia
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Former Tunisian PM Describes Country’s 'Start-Up Democracy'

Former Prime Minister of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa spoke at Harvard’s Institute of Politics Thursday about his country’s sometimes tumultuous but ultimately successful transition into a fledgling “start-up democracy.”

Coakley Shares Insight With Freshmen
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Coakley Shares Insight With Freshmen

Martha Coakley, the first woman Attorney General in Massachusetts, smiles at a question asked by a Freshmen Luncheon and Discussion participant. The event, held on Wednesday, was lotteried with 15 freshmen attending.

Big States, Little States
College

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork
Scrutiny

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction
College

Freshman Advising: Under Construction