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Harvard Library to Temporarily Steward Former Liberian President’s Personal Papers
Harvard Library will hold and digitize a collection of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s personal and professional archives in partnership with the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, the University and center announced on Thursday.
Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Leader, Calls on Harvard Kennedy School Grads to Embrace Global Citizenship
Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.
After Criticism Over Roth Veto, HKS Dean Elmendorf Stresses Importance of Discussing Difficult Issues
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf, who earlier this year faced scrutiny for allegedly vetoing a fellow who was critical of Israel, stressed the importance of discussing difficult issues at Harvard and around the country in a Tuesday interview.
Harvard Kennedy School Leadership Commits to Emotional Well-Being Training for Course Assistants, Teaching Fellows
Leaders of the Harvard Kennedy School told students they plan to implement emotional well-being training for teaching fellows and course assistants in the next academic year.
South Korean President Yoon Talks Nuclear Threats From North Korea at Harvard IOP Forum
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday evening, capping off his six-day visit to the United States.
Expelled and Reinstated Tenn. State Rep. Pearson Condemns ‘Silencing’ of Legislators at Harvard IOP Forum
Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and March For Our Lives co-founder David M. Hogg ’23 discussed the dynamics of state politics, gun reform, and right-wing criticism at a Wednesday evening Harvard Institute of Politics forum.
Panelists Discuss ‘Navalny’ Documentary, Russian Opposition Leader’s Health at Harvard IOP Forum
The health of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is continuing to deteriorate in prison, Bellingcat investigative journalist Christo Grozev said during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday about the Oscar-winning documentary film “Navalny.”
Hundreds of Harvard Affiliates Sign Open Letter for Increased Access to Mental Well-Being Support at HKS
Hundreds of Harvard affiliates signed onto an open letter calling on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to publicly commit to implementing plans to increase emotional well being at HKS.
Harvard IOP Director’s Internship Stipend Will Increase to $6,000 Following Student Criticisms
After criticisms and concerns over funding, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics will increase its competitive Director’s Internship program stipend to $6,000 for this summer, according to a Tuesday morning email.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Join Harvard as Fellow this Fall
Three months after resigning as prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern will join Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School in the fall for three fellowships, according to Tuesday press releases from the schools.
Roughly Half of Young Americans Face Feelings of Depression or Anxiety, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds
Roughly 55 percent of Americans under 30 years old reported feeling “nervous, anxious, or on edge” and 47 percent reported feeling “down, depressed or hopeless” at least several days in the last two weeks in a new survey of young adults released by the Harvard Institute of Politics Monday.
Foreign Policy Experts Discuss Effects of Vietnam War at Harvard Kennedy School Talk
Foreign policy experts discussed the impact of the Vietnam War on relations between the United States and Vietnam, as well as the war’s multigenerational health consequences, at a Thursday panel held at Harvard Kennedy School.
Former NAACP President Condemns Black Man’s 2018 Death as Modern-Day Lynching at Kennedy School Talk
Roughly 70 Harvard affiliates gathered at Harvard Kennedy School Wednesday for a panel on modern-day lynching and racialized violence, centering around the 2018 death of William A. “Willie” Jones Jr.
Harvard Kennedy School Receives $15M for Indigenous Governance and Development Program
The Harvard Kennedy School received more than $15 million to fund an expansion of the Harvard Project on Indigenous Governance and Development, the school announced in a Tuesday press release.
Technology Experts Discuss Role of AI in Democracy at Harvard Kennedy School Talk
Former South Korean business minister Young-sun Park and social media CEO Will Hohyon Ryu discussed potential applications of artificial intelligence to democracy during a talk at Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday.
Former Senator Richard Burr Discusses Health Care Policy at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum
Former United States Senator Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.) and Lanhee J. Chen ’04, policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, discussed the future of American health care policy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.
Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen Discusses Rise of Antisemitism at Harvard IOP Forum
Former acting United States Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen discussed the growing threat of antisemitism at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.
HKS Carr Center Hosts Panel on Future of Technology, Policy, and Human Rights
The Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy hosted a virtual panel on the implications of technology on ethics and human rights Thursday afternoon.
Authors Discuss Implications of Cannabis Legalization at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum
Authors Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah discussed the racial implications of developing cannabis legislation at a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Wednesday evening.
Billionaire Governor J.B. Pritzker Discusses Influence of Big Money on Politics at Harvard IOP Forum
Billionaire Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker discussed his role as a progressive Democrat in the Midwest and the influence of big money on politics at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.
Environmental Policy Experts Discuss China’s Coal Transition at Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Event
Environmental policy experts discussed China’s energy policies and pledges during an event at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Monday.
Harvard Kennedy School Exploring Plans to Merge MPP, MPA Programs
Harvard Kennedy School is in the “early stages of exploring” a plan to combine the Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Administration programs into an expanded degree program, HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced in an email to students early last month.
Former Senator Phil Gramm, Lawrence Summers Discuss American Inequality at HKS Talk
Former U.S. Senator Phil Gramm discussed the complexities of measuring American inequality at a Harvard Kennedy School talk moderated by former University president Lawrence H. Summers ’82 on Wednesday afternoon.
‘Dumpster Fire’: Harvard Kennedy School Student Government Spars Over Amendments, Postpones Vote
Though Tuesday’s Harvard Kennedy School Student Government meeting ran an hour longer than scheduled, the body did not end up conducting the vote it originally set out to hold.
Veteran DOJ Prosecutor Rosenbaum Discusses Accountability Efforts for Russian War Crimes in Ukraine
Eli M. Rosenbaum, the counselor for War Crimes Accountability at the United States Department of Justice, discussed federal efforts to address war crimes in Russia at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at a Monday lecture.