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The Harvard Institute of Politics announced Kenneth Roth will speak at a Feb. 8 JFK Jr. Forum, roughly a month after reports emerged alleging Roth was blocked from a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights over his criticism of Israel.
Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, a key witness in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, has been appointed to the Hauser Leaders Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the school announced Tuesday.
Former Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Wa.) — one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — and seven other political figures will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring, the IOP announced in a press release on Tuesday.
Sushma Raman is set to step down as executive director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on Feb. 10 after serving more than seven years in the role.
In a reversal, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Thursday morning that he would name human rights advocate Kenneth Roth to a fellowship after previously vetoing his appointment.
President Joe Biden lauded former United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as “a force of nature” in a memorial service honoring his death at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday morning.
Hundreds Call for Resignation of Harvard Kennedy School Dean Accused of Blocking Fellowship Over Israel Criticism
Hundreds of Harvard affiliates called on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to resign on Tuesday following accusations that he denied former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth a fellowship over his criticism of Israel.
Former Human Rights Watch Head Says Harvard Kennedy School Dean Blocked Fellowship Over Israel Criticism
Kenneth Roth, the former executive director of Human Rights Watch, has accused Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf of blocking him from a year-long fellowship at the school over Roth’s criticism of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.
In 2022, Harvard saw a multitude of transitions. The school finally lifted most of its last Covid-19 mandates and held in-person Commencement ceremonies for not one, not two, but three Harvard College classes. Across the top ranks of Harvard’s leadership, familiar faces exited the stage, including University President Lawrence S. Bacow, who will be succeeded by Claudine Gay, the first person of color and second woman to be named to Harvard’s top post. Here, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped 2022 at Harvard.
Seven months after Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced the school was recruiting two senior professors studying climate change and sustainability, HKS is still trying to bring them to Cambridge.
Majority of Harvard Kennedy School Affiliates with Disabilities Say the School Lacks Accessibility, Report Finds
A majority of Harvard Kennedy School affiliates with disabilities said the school is not inclusive of people with disabilities and lacks accessibility, according to a newly released report from the HKS Disability Justice Caucus.
Racial justice advocates shared methods to spearhead racial equity and bolster institutional change in a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.
‘We Just Have to Get Better at Taking Care of Each Other’: Comedian Jon Stewart Talks Veteran Issues at Harvard IOP Forum
Jon Stewart, a comedian and former longtime host of “The Daily Show,” advocated for increased support for veterans and first responders at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday afternoon.
Former Colombian President Iván Duque Discusses Resurgent Left Wing in Latin America at Kennedy School Event
Former Colombian President Iván Duque discussed Latin American politics and the environment at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.
Two international law experts discussed how to hold Russia accountable for the invasion of Ukraine at an event hosted by the Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday.
Harvard College’s Office of BGLTQ+ Life celebrated the start of Transgender Awareness Week with a Shorenstein Center panel on media representation on Monday.
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy hosted an event titled on Monday titled "LGBTQIA+ Representation in the Media" for Transgender Awareness Week.
Belfer Center fellow Megan M. Turnbull discussed the conditions leading to election violence in Nigeria during a virtual seminar hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.
Questions Linger About Death of Harvard Student Rodrigo Ventocilla as Autopsy Produces Inconclusive Results
An autopsy on the body of Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a transgender Harvard Kennedy School student from Peru who died in police custody in Indonesia earlier this year, yielded inconclusive findings in September, leaving unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding his death.
A lifelong academic and public servant who would go on to serve as the 25th Defense secretary under President Barack Obama, Ashton B. Carter died on Oct. 24 in Boston after suffering a heart attack. He was 68.
Following the 2022 midterm elections, Harvard Kennedy School political experts discussed what the results mean for polarization, voter turnout, and the future of the GOP at an Institute of Politics forum Wednesday night.
Scripps Research Director Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccination and Misinformation at Belfer Center
Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, discussed Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Diversity in STEM series on Wednesday in conversation with Belfer Fellow and epidemiologist Syra Madad.
‘A Return to Old Politics’: Political Experts Reflect on Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress
Political experts met to discuss the future of US-China relations following the 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party at a panel hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation on Tuesday.
Medical and legal authorities spoke about the ethics and future of biotechnology at a Friday panel hosted by the Program on Science, Technology, and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Two former mayors and two urban planning professors discussed the future of cities at a panel hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society on Friday afternoon.