Harvard Kennedy School


Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Join HKS Hauser Leaders Program

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 Rep. Herrera Beutler and Seven Others to Join Harvard IOP as Spring 2023 Fellows

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.


Harvard Kennedy School Dean Reverses Course, Will Name Ken Roth Fellow

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.


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.


Ten Stories That Shaped 2022

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.


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.


Transgender Awareness Week Event: Representation in the Media

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.


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.


Kennedy School Faculty Discuss 2022 Midterm Election Results at Harvard IOP Forum

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.


Experts Discuss the Future of Technology in Cities in STS Panel

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.


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