Bacow Visits Alumni, Universities During Spring Break Trip to Middle East
University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine last week, touring universities and meeting with Harvard alumni at each stop.
Harvard President Bacow to Visit Middle East in Spring Break Trip
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will travel to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine later this month in one of his last international trips before leaving office later this year.
Harvard Students Show Support for Ukraine in Dedication Concert on Anniversary of Russian Invasion
More than 100 supporters of Ukraine packed Memorial Church Friday to attend a concert dedicated to the victims of the war in Ukraine on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion.
Harvard Affiliates Gather at Vigil to Mourn Victims of Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
More than 50 Harvard affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church for a candlelit vigil on Thursday to mourn the victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this month.
Hundreds of Affiliates Call on Harvard to Respond to Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in Open Letter
Hundreds of Harvard affiliates signed an open letter asking for the University to raise awareness to earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria last week, killing tens of thousands of people in the regions.
Harvard Alum Petitions Supreme Court of India to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Utkarsh Saxena, who earned a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 2014 and an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School in 2020, said he faced “a lot of phobia” around his identity. Now, Saxena is petitioning the Supreme Court of India to legalize same-sex marriage.
Harvard Academics Discuss Ongoing Political Unrest in Peru and Brazil at Weatherhead Center Panel
Harvard academics discussed recent political unrest in Peru and Brazil at a Weatherhead Center for International Affairs seminar on Tuesday.
Princess Kate of Wales Visits Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child
Princess Catherine of Wales visited the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University on Friday as part of her tour of Boston alongside her husband, Prince William of Wales.
Kennedy School Postdoc Discusses Government-Sanctioned Mass Expulsion at Belfer Center Seminar
Meghan M. Garrity, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed her research on government-sanctioned mass expulsion events at a virtual Belfer Center seminar Thursday.
Global Politics Experts Assess Impact of War in Ukraine on the Caucasus at Davis Center Talk
A panel of international relations experts discussed the implications of Russia’s war in Ukraine on the South Caucasus region at an event hosted by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies on Thursday.
Expert Discusses Roles of Ukrainian Women in Russia’s War in Ukraine at Davis Center Event
Ukrainian anthropologist Oksana Kis discussed the roles women are playing in the ongoing war in Ukraine at an event hosted Wednesday by Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Estudiante de posgrado Rodrigo Ventocilla muere después de presunto maltrato policial en Indonesia
Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, un estudiante peruano de 32 años de la Harvard Kennedy School, murió el 11 de agosto bajo custodia policial en Denpasar, Indonesia, después de presuntamente haber sido maltratado y discriminado por la policía.
Panelists Discuss Journalism, Activism as Arab Americans at Harvard IOP Forum
Noor Tagouri, a journalist and podcast producer, and James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, spoke about their experiences with storytelling and political activism as Arab Americans at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.
Two Harvard Students Went Viral for Creating a Website to Help Ukrainian Refugees. But Some Experts Have Concerns.
Soon after the debut of a platform launched by two Harvard students seeking to help Ukrainian refugees, experts raised concerns over a lack of security measures.
Harvard Kennedy School to Launch ‘Africa in Focus’ Discussion Series
The Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center is launching a new discussion series called Africa in Focus to explore recent political upheaval and significant foreign policy disputes within the continent.
One Month Into Invasion, Harvard Affiliates Rally for Ukraine, Affected Scholars
One month after Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine, more than one hundred demonstrators rallied in Harvard Yard on Saturday in support of Harvard students and scholars impacted by the war.
On International Women’s Day, Experts Discuss Status of Women’s Rights Globally
In honor of International Women’s Day, experts gathered to discuss the state of women’s rights around the world in the face of global injustices at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.
Experts Explore the Future of China-Russia Relations in Virtual Talk
The Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation held a virtual discussion Thursday on China’s response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
As Rockets Fly in Kyiv, Hundreds Rally for Ukraine in Harvard Yard
Waving Ukrainian flags and carrying anti-war posters, several hundred demonstrators rallied to support Ukraine in Harvard Yard on Saturday, just days after Russia invaded the country in the region’s largest military escalation in years.
Harvard Law Professor Ramseyer Responds to Critics, Sparking More Condemnation
Harvard Law School professor J. Mark Ramseyer published a paper last month rebuking critics of a controversial article he wrote last year that claimed sex slaves taken by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II were actually recruited, contracted sex workers.
Hanif Kara, GSD Professor, Bestowed Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Award
Hanif Kara, professor in the practice of Architectural Technology at the Graduate School of Design, was bestowed the Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire award for his work in architecture, engineering, and education last month.
Harvard Freshman Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Serve in Icelandic Parliament
Weeks after finishing her first semester at Harvard, Gunnhildur F. Hallgrímsdóttir ’25 became the youngest person in Iceland’s history to be seated in the nation’s Parliament.
Harvard-Affiliated Lab Is First to Discover Omicron Variant
The Omicron variant — a new strain of Covid-19 — was first discovered by researchers at the Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership on Nov. 19.
HSPH Announces Collaboration with Tsinghua Vanke School of Public Health in China
Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health announced a new academic and research collaboration with Tsinghua University’s Vanke School of Public Health in Beijing in a press release on Wednesday.
Emphasizing Harvard Credentials, Bulgarian Politicians Win Parliamentary Election
A new political party founded by a pair of Harvard graduates is set to take power in Bulgaria following its victory in the country’s Nov. 14 parliamentary election.