Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed her long-unknown Jewish heritage and her new book, Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1984, on Friday afternoon at Upstairs on the Square.
Economics professor N. Gregory Mankiw, head of the popular introductory course Economics 10: Principles of Economics and adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney, will take over as chair of the economics department starting on July 1. He will replace professor John Y. Campbell, who is wrapping up a three-year term as chair.
Scholars, artists, and community activists convened this weekend at the fourth annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program Conference to discuss the experience of African American Muslims.
In the days after President Barack Obama’s nomination of Jim Yong Kim as the president of the World Bank, opinions of Harvard government and public health professors on this relatively unorthodox choice have been split.
Bradley S. Epps, director of undergraduate studies in romance studies and director of graduate studies in women, gender, and sexuality, will leave Harvard to chair the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Cambridge Univ. starting in 2013.
Future government concentrators will benefit from a strengthened advising program that will pair faculty members with undergraduates, following a set of reforms unanimously approved by the department faculty last Thursday.
Although many departments have struggled with the size of their faculty in the years following the financial crisis, faculty searches in a few departments across the social sciences are indicators of early signs of recovery.
An East Asian Studies concentrator at Harvard, Comstock now devotes her time to delivering the highest quality cookies to an international set of customers and to running her burgeoning business abroad.
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations is discussing the creation of a Modern Middle Eastern Studies track within the concentration, following a similar program introduced within the secondary field in September.