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Monica Duffy Toft described her emerging population transition theory, which posits that changes in state population configurations can portend civil conflict and destabilization.
The Pulitzer Prize winner said the media’s overemphasis on objectivity diminishes its ability to present issues accurately.
Jose A. Vargas, Founder of the Define American foundation, speaks to the Harvard Republican Club on Tuesday evening. The Pulitzer Prize recipient visited Harvard to encourage conversation about undocumented immigrants.
“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.”
Disputing the fundamental ethics of federal funding for abortion, student group representatives squared off in what most spectators described as a notably civil debate hosted by the Harvard Political Union on Monday.
Undergraduate Council hopefuls answer questions during The Crimson-UC Crossfire Debate on Saturday evening. The candidates discussed topics including social inclusivity, sexual assault policy, and undergraduate mental health.
Cornell Belcher is the president of brilliant corners Research & Strategies, having previously served as Pollster for the Democratic National Committee under Howard Dean and on the polling team for Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns. Fifteen Minutes sat down with him to discuss the 2016 election, the future of polling, and more.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, discussed African American heritage and contemporary race issues at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday.
Lawrence H. Tribe, professor at the Law School, speaks on Citizens United and the role of money in politics on Monday.
Harvard Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe ’62 argued Monday that holding the 2010 ruling primarily responsible for campaign finance issues is “a dangerous oversimplification.”
Students from the eight Ivy League universities listen as former U.S. Ambassador Edward J. Perkins talks about his experiences with foreign policy. The keynote address was a part of the Ivy Leadership Summit, a two-day conference hosted by the Ivy Council.
The Federalist Society argued for the preeminence of the Second Amendment in granting citizens the right to bear arms, while the American Constitution Society contended that guns’ detriments outweigh their benefits.
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.
Matthew Moore ’19 delivers an argument for the Harvard College Democrats in the immigration debate hosted between the College Democrat and Republican student groups Wednesday night. Responding to a question about a lack of action on immigration reform by President Barack Obama during the first two years of the term, Moore said that “President Obama was reacting to a system that was completely broken”.