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President Barack Obama attended a roundtable discussion with Democratic Party supporters Wednesday afternoon at the Charles Hotel, where he was met by demonstrators from the Harvard Ukrainian Students Association and the Harvard Global Health and AIDS Coalition.
President Obama is scheduled to travel to Cambridge to attend a roundtable discussion of Democratic Party supporters at the Charles Hotel and to Boston for a Democratic National Committee event on Wednesday.
A forum at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum discussed Russia’s alleged occupation of Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine, on Tuesday night.
With the 2014 Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial caucuses coming to a close, Harvard students have thrown their early support behind Juliette N. Kayyem ’91, volunteering for her campaign and backing her in last month’s caucuses in Cambridge’s seventh and eighth wards where she gained the support of most delegates.
Laura Holgate, Senior Director of WMD Terrorism and Threat Reduction, gives her opinion on the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit during the panel, "Preventing Nuclear Terrorism: Prospects for the Upcoming Summit" at the IOP on March 3. Holgate explained how nuclear terrorism is a result of "motivation, capability, and opportunity."
Mouin Rabbani, specialist on Palestinian affairs and the Arab-Israeli conflict, leads a round table discussion "The Kerry Plan: Déjà Vu or Something New?" at HKS on March 3. Rabbani explained how there was a "forced integration... of the Palestinian economy into the Israeli state" and the ways in which Kerry's plan proposes a different approach.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5, President Obama will be in town for the afternoon to attend a "DNC Roundtable" at 4:50 p.m. at the Charles Hotel in Harvard Square. According to Boston Magazine, the event will have 25 attendees, each of whom have donated up to $32,400 to the Democratic Party.
As the political crisis in Ukraine continues, Harvard affiliates have voiced concern over what one professor called Russia’s “naked aggression” in the situation, while remaining optimistic about possible U.S. intervention.
The Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor met at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening for a discussion moderated by Harvard College Democrats President Daniel Ki ‘15.
A man takes notes during the rountable discussion," Why is Kyiv Burning? The Turn to Violence in Ukraine’s Protest Movement and Its Political and Geostrategic Implications" on Feb 24. The Belfer Case Study Room in CGIS-South was packed with attendees.
Olga Onuch of the Ukrainian Research Institute speaks at "Why is Kyiv Burning? The Turn to Violence in Ukraine’s Protest Movement and Its Political and Geostrategic Implications" on Jan 24. Onuch argued that "the EuroMaidan... is a significant departure of social activism in Ukraine" using a timeline of the EuroMaidan and the various protest cycles. She ensured, "I can not stress this enough".
Though the protests in Ukraine have waned over the past few days, Harvard scholars said during a panel on Monday that the country still has some work to be done in order to repair its democracy.