Though educational achievement often tracks family income, a report released by a Harvard Kennedy School program last week suggested that earning likely does not directly influence students’ classroom performance.
Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School serving a two-year sentence in his native Azerbaijan on charges that he avoided military service, was denied parole in an appellate court last week.
The Kennedy School will join the Harvard’s Medical School and Business School in enacting a comprehensive prohibition of smoking anywhere on its grounds and within 25 feet of building entrances and windows.
The Harvard Kennedy School announced Friday the spring 2012 recipients of its Fisher Family Fellowship, an award that recognizes excellence and innovation in diplomacy and brings fellows to Cambridge to engage with both Kennedy School students and the broader Cambridge community.
Peter A. Thiel, founding CEO of PayPal and Facebook board member, discussed education, innovation, and the role of government in solving major societal problems at the Institute of Politics on Monday night.
Although world peace may be a utopian ideal, those living in fear of World War III have reason to exhale, psychology professor Steven A. Pinker and American University professor Joshua S. Goldstein asserted Monday night at a Harvard Kennedy School forum.
David M. Axelrod, one of President Barack Obama’s top political advisors and a board member at the Harvard Institute of Politics, is planning to open a new Institute of Politics at his alma mater, the University of Chicago.
To say that Kabungo Yanick Mulumba ’15 has had more to adapt to than the average Harvard freshman would be a major understatement—in fact, it is hard to imagine two cities with less in common than Cambridge, MA, and Maamba, Zambia, the small mining town in the southern region of the country that he calls home.
R. Ramakrishnan, executive director of major Indian manufacturer Bajaj Electricals, told the audience of 20 students about dramatic economic, social, and educational upheaval in India and said that the transforming nation presents unique opportunities for business.
Kevin P. Kallaugher ’77, editorial cartoonist for The Economist, stepped aside from his drawing pad to reveal a comically exaggerated but unmistakable portrait of President Barack Obama, with a huge forehead and a jutting jaw.