Social Sciences Division
Juliana U. Bidadanure, professor of philosophy at New York University, presented her theory of demonization during a talk at the Harvard Divinity School Thursday, assessing its prevalence and impact on society.
Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Shares Roadmap to ‘Protecting and Renovating’ Democracy at Institute for Learning in Retirement Event
Harvard University professor Danielle S. Allen shared her vision for American democracy on Friday at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement’s first convocation in four years.
Former Biden State Department Official Karen Donfried Reflects on US-German Relations at Harvard CES Lecture
Karen Donfried, a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, delivered the fourth annual Guido Goldman Lecture on Germany at the Center for European Studies Thursday evening.
Experts Talk Impact of Crime on Latin American Elections and Democracy at Harvard Rockefeller Center Panel
Three experts discussed how crime affects elections in Latin American countries during a virtual panel hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Tuesday afternoon.
Dozens of students, affiliates, and alumni gathered on campus to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies this weekend.
Amid Violence in the Middle East, Palestinian American Poet Shares Work at Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Dr. Lisa Suhair Majaj — an author and scholar of Arab-American Literature — shared a collection of her poems at a Tuesday event at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Harvard Government professor Daniel Ziblatt will lead the Center for European Studies for a three-year term beginning in January, the center announced last week.
As Claudine Gay prepares to move from her station in University Hall to the president’s office across Harvard Yard, one of her most important tasks will be to select her own successor as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. With the search now in motion, several FAS professors spoke with The Crimson about their hopes for the successor to Harvard’s most powerful dean.
Citing Harvard’s Title IX ‘Failure’ in Comaroff Controversy, Former Anthro Chair to Depart Harvard for CUNY
Harvard Anthropology professor and former Department Chair Ajantha Subramanian will leave Cambridge to teach at the City University of New York, citing a lack of support from Harvard’s administration in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against three Anthropology professors.
Harvard’s Dean of Social Sciences Lawrence D. Bobo said he does not want to succeed University President-Elect Claudine Gay as the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, but added that he believes the next dean should come from the University’s own ranks.
Panelists discussed Chinese energy policy, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and leader priorities at the fourth Dean’s Symposium on Social Science Innovation Thursday.
Nine Harvard researchers are set to receive a total of more than $200 million in grants over the next five years through a National Institutes of Health program that funds “high-risk, high-reward” research.
Following Harvard Report on ‘Unsustainable’ Faculty Workload, FAS Dean Gay Solicits Professors’ Feedback
After a report found that Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences faces an “increasing and unsustainable” amount of non-research work, the school is holding discussions to collect feedback on the report’s recommendations.
Amid calls for coverage under union benefits, graduate students in Harvard’s psychology department have found themselves at odds with their departmental leadership.
In the wake of the Comaroff controversy, graduate students say power-based abuse by faculty pervades advising relations.
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay said in an interview last Wednesday she hopes to release plans in the coming weeks on how to implement recommendations issued last fall by a committee that reviewed Harvard's tenure process.
Harvard has authorized three faculty candidates specializing in ethnic studies for appointment, a significant step in its long-running cluster hire for professors in the field.
‘Disrespected, Devalued, or Dismissed’: University Affiliates Assess Harvard’s Commitment to Black Scholars
Dean of the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay acknowledged in a March faculty meeting that, despite the best efforts of University leaders, Black academics at Harvard face “particular challenges” in addition to already-rigorous teaching and research responsibilities.
Four Harvard affiliates were among the 184 recipients of the prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship, an annual award recognizing exceptional scholarly and artistic achievement, the Guggenheim Foundation announced Thursday.
Harvard researchers found that partisan sorting occurs not only on the regional, state, and county level, but even within cities and neighborhoods.
The Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies gathered three political scholars Thursday to discuss the effects of Donald Trump’s defeat in the 2020 United States presidential election on global populism.
Amid Cornel West’s Tenure Dispute, Faculty and Students Clash Over Harvard’s Treatment Of Black Scholars
In light of the threatened departure of Professor Cornel R. West ’74, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay said that Harvard is “unequivocally” committed to supporting an environment in which faculty of color can thrive.
Harvard professor and outspoken political activist Cornel R. West ’74 has threatened to leave Harvard — again — after he said the University dismissed his request to be considered for tenure.
Harvard History professor Fredrik Logevall presented his research on the political development of former President John F. Kennedy ’40 while he was a student at Harvard College at a virtual Harvard Kennedy School forum Tuesday.