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Robert S. Ford—who was recalled from his post in Damascus three years ago due to an assault by a pro-government mob—emphasized the desire for human respect motivating the tumult in both Syria and Iraq.
Experts disagreed whether tension between China and the U.S. in the East China Sea has the potential to escalate to global conflict on the scale of World War I by October 2015 at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Wednesday night.
Although a recent study found that colleges often fail to provide adequate concussion education programs for their athletes, students and administrators at Harvard say that the College has adhered to detailed guidelines for treating and identifying concussions.
Those figures reflect a eight percent shift since 2010, when only 43 percent were for the Republicans and 55 percent of the cohort indicated that they would prefer Democratic control.
The IOP forum brought together a professor, lawyer, and student activist on Tuesday to analyze the ambitions behind recent student demonstrations as well as the Chinese government’s stance on the city-state’s sovereignty.
Students, workers, and local politicians convened for a roundtable discussion Tuesday evening to discuss workplace hazards at the Boston-Cambridge DoubleTree Suites, which is located in a Harvard-owned building.
Experts compared education policy formation in the European Union and the U.S. at a panel event Monday.
American universities will have to tighten their belts in coming years to survive shortfalls in government funding, said Mark Yudof, a veteran university administrator, at the Graduate School of Education Monday.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts executive director discussed the role of women's rights in recent court cases on Monday.
Two prominent journalists predicted a close gubernatorial election in Massachusetts and discussed next week’s midterm elections at the Kennedy School Monday afternoon.
Several Harvard affiliates are leading the effort to combat Ebola, both in labs and on the ground, and Harvard's new travel restrictions are unlikely to affect their work.
The summit, which featured prominent speakers and panelists of Asian descent affiliated with the University, was organized by the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance.
Professor Stephen A. Marglin ’59 said that Harvard’s divestiture would not cause fossil fuel companies to collapse, but could set an example for other institutions that might be waiting to follow Harvard’s lead.
Though she began by laying out the tangible indicators—wealth, employment, and civic engagement—that are often used to encourage college attendance, Faust spent the bulk of her talk arguing that college is critical for reasons that can’t necessarily be measured.