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Deval Patrick
Central Administration

Patrick Urges Graduates to Feel ‘Uneasy’ About Society’s Issues

During Thursday’s Commencement Day Afternoon Exercises, former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick '78 told graduates that he wanted them to feel “uneasy” about problems facing society, such as income inequality and climate change.

HKS Commencement Speaker Miliband
Commencement

Miliband Talks Foreign Policy at Kennedy School Commencement

“Government can be a great force for good, but it requires a cast of mind that I would describe as entrepreneurial,” said Miliband, who served as U.K. Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010 and as a Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013. “That is the role of politics, to add entrepreneurship to necessary bureaucracy.”

Artur Davis
Politics

‘Government Geek’ Pursued His Political Ambitions

The diversity of thought and the rigor Davis found in his academic work at Harvard challenged him to consider the viewpoints of others in ways that have influenced his subsequent political career.

Anna E. Cabral
Politics

Right on the Money: A U.S. Treasurer and Public Servant

Ultimately for Cabral, public service was her way of answering a question she posed to herself: “How do I give back for these great gifts that I’ve gotten?”

Anna E. Cabral
Politics

Anna E. Cabral

Yemen Discussion
Race

Yemen Discussion

Fatima Abo Alasrar, Edward S. Mason Fellow and Yemeni citizen, emphasized the gravity of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen during a luncheon panel at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. The panel, according to Kennedy School Professor Michael C. Hudson, was assembled with initiative from current Yemeni students pursuing advanced degrees at the Kennedy School.

Faculty Contributions Feature
Features

Harvard Faculty Donate to Democrats by Wide Margin

Eighty-four percent of campaign contributions made by a group of 614 Harvard faculty, instructors, and researchers between 2011 and the third quarter of 2014 went to federal Democratic campaigns and political action committees.

On Campus

President Obama’s Former 'Body Man' Reflects on Years as Aide

Reggie Love, President Barack Obama’s “body man” for more than four years, shared personal anecdotes from his time staffing the President during a speech at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday.

Abe, In Front of Japanese Flag
IOP

Abe, In Front of Japanese Flag

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, standing in front of a Japanese flag, delivers an address in Japanese on Monday morning. Abe’s visit to the Institute of Politics was a part of the Prime Minister’s planned tour through the United States this week, which includes an address to be presented in front of Congress on Wednesday.

Protesters at the IOP
IOP

Protesters at the IOP

Harvard students hold up signs in protest of views expressed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the treatment of “comfort women” during World War II. Abe, considered conservative by many, has attempted to play down the role of the Japanese government in wartime human trafficking.

Students for a Free Tibet Protest in the Square
Politics

Students for a Free Tibet Protest in the Square

Members of the group Students for a Free Tibet wave flags and chant at their weekly Tibet Freedom Vigil. The group has held vigils in Harvard Square every Wednesday since March 2008 to raise money and awareness for Tibetan independence.

College

Mock Trial Team Beats Yale To Win National Championship

Harvard rose to the top of the 48 teams in the American Mock Trial Association's national championship to claim its first national title.

Politics

Panelists Discuss Changes to Ballot Initiatives

Panelists spoke about Massachusetts House Bill 561, which would create a program to analyze ballot initiatives that would be modeled on the Citizens' Initiative Review currently in place in Oregon.

Politics

Study Proposes Excise Tax on Harvard’s Endowment

If implemented, the tax would generate approximately $5 billion of revenue, according to the study published this month by the Nexus Research and Policy Center.

IOP

Students Plan Involvement in 2016 Elections

Students involved in the Institute of Politics and political groups such as the Harvard College Democrats and the Harvard Republican Club said that they plan to connect their members to the election through internships and other programming.

Senior survey header
Front Feature

Class of 2015, By the Numbers

Wedding Bells
Seniors

Wedding Bells 2015

On Campus

The Geography of Harvard Athletics

University Hall
Features

Among Harvard’s Faculty, ‘Women Are Still Pioneers’