Government


Sandel Debates The Future of Truth in Politics at IOP

Government professor Michael J. Sandel and Harvard Kennedy School Shorenstein Center Fellow Gwyneth Williams spoke about the role of truth in politics to a crowd of more than 70 at the Institute of Politics Thursday evening.


Dominguez Accusers Criticize Harvard’s External Review During Panel

Four women who have accused former Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez of sexual misconduct criticized Harvard’s external review of the circumstances that enabled that misconduct during a panel Monday.


Justice Department Continues Investigation Into Harvard Admissions

A Department of Justice investigation into alleged discrimination in Harvard’s race-conscious admissions policies remains ongoing, according to a Freedom of Information Act request filed by The Crimson last month.


Dominguez Accuser Concerned By Perceived ‘Disinterest’ of Harvard External Review Committee

A woman accusing former Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez of sexual misconduct said she and three other women are “concerned” with the progress of Harvard’s external review into the circumstances that allowed Dominguez to perpetrate misconduct over four decades at the University.


China's Belt & Road

Philippe Le Corre, research associate at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government speaks about the impact of China's Belt and Road Initiatives at the Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday.


Government Department Appoints Title IX Liaison, In Communication With External Review Committee

Government department leaders have appointed a new Title IX liaison and are in communication with the external committee tasked with reviewing the department, Government chair Jeffry A. Frieden announced at a town hall meeting Tuesday.


Harvard Forms External Committee to Assess Harassment Policies in Wake of Dominguez Allegations

Harvard has appointed a committee to conduct an external review into the circumstances that allowed former Government professor Jorge I. Dominguez to harass multiple women over four decades, University President Lawrence S. Bacow wrote in an email Friday.


Corporation Supports Decisions to Not Renew Sullivan, Sanction Dominguez

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow William F. Lee ’72 said the Corporation was briefed on and supports Harvard administrators’ recent decisions to relieve Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr. of his Winthrop House faculty deanship and to sanction former professor Jorge I. Dominguez.


Government Affiliates Discuss Proposals to Improve Department Culture at Town Hall

More than 60 Government department affiliates met Thursday to discuss a report released by a departmental committee tasked with analyzing internal climate that recommended a slate of policies to improve sexual harassment reporting and prevention procedures.


Government Town Hall

Government students leave a town hall held in the Tsai Auditorium early Thursday afternoon. At the town hall, attendees discussed the final report of the Government Committee on Climate Change.


Harvard Gov Dept Climate Committee Finds ‘Prolonged Institutional Failure’ in Final Report

The committee’s 53-page report, sent to department affiliates Wednesday, calls on the University to approve more faculty hiring and to launch an independent review of “failures of communication and reporting” that facilitated Dominguez’s abuse.


Harvard Professor Harvey Mansfield Disinvited from Speaking at Canadian College Over 'Conservative' Views

Government Professor Harvey C. Mansfield Jr. ’53 was disinvited to speak at a gala at Concordia Liberal Arts College in Canada because of his “conservative” views.


CGIS

The Center for Government and International Studies houses the Government department, including many of its professors' offices.


Housing Overlay Roundtable

The City Council Housing Committee held a meeting Tuesday to discuss the proposed Affordable Housing Overlay. Mayor Marc McGovern speaks to to the council on the issues at hand.


Making Tough Decisions

Gina M. Raimondo '93, Governor of Rhode Island, reflects on her experiences as a politician and says that she has accomplished more than she ever thought possible as governor. Describing herself as a "believer", she considers herself more of an idealist now than before holding office.


Rhode Island Governor Raimondo Makes the Case for Pragmatism in State Government

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo ’93 made the case for pragmatism in state government at the annual Edwin L. Godkin Lecture hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday night.


FAS Dean Claudine Gay Encourages Departments to Evaluate Internal Culture

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay encouraged FAS departments to conduct their own climate reviews after a Government department survey commissioned by a climate committee found lower levels of satisfaction and reports of discrimination among certain demographics of students, faculty, and staff.


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