Niharika S. Jain

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Shoes for Business

A few weeks ago, some of my friends went barefoot for a day. Intrigued, I asked why, and learned that ...


The Importance of Being Honest

Money spent on international development is often easier allocated than well spent. Madonna’s non-profit recently collapsed after mismanaging millions of ...


The Mobile Revolution


Do Good or Do Shots

We feel we can justify taking expensive trips to seemingly exotic locales by “doing good” while we’re there – even if the balance between vacationing and volunteering is often nebulous, and if the actual social impact of volunteering for a few days is minimal.


A Culture of Disengaged Philanthropy

Making a difference has become so easy. With just one click you can support a cause on Facebook. Until recently, ...

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Waiting For Change in Education

America must wholly dedicate itself to reforming academic standards, better preparing teachers, and providing all students with equal educational opportunities. Only then will we see true change.


A Lack of Transparency

Misrepresentation of Apne Aap's work is extremely deceitful to donors

HKS Social Space Cut Draws Concern

CORRECTION APPENDED Students returning to the Harvard Kennedy School are raising concerns about a reduction in student social space, after

Ed School Faculty Endorse Open Access

Joining a recent trend of schools endorsing open access scholarship, faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education voted overwhelmingly

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Students Seek Public Focus

When what is now the Harvard Kennedy School was founded seven decades ago, its chief donor sought a school to

Students Receive Soros Grants

First-year Harvard Medical School student Shantanu K. Gaur ’08 was sitting in the Dorchester home of a 75-year-old colorectal cancer

Sebelius To Speak To HKS Graduates

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius will be this year’s Commencement speaker for the Harvard Kennedy School, University officials announced yesterday morning.

HKS Allows Article Access

In part of a University-wide trend to share intellectual property, Harvard Kennedy School faculty voted overwhelmingly last week to allow

HKS Notices ‘Obama Effect’

Administrators at the Harvard Kennedy School say they believe the Obama administration, which has already tapped many of the school’s

Students Upset As Professors Depart

As the exodus of Harvard faculty to the Obama administration garners national attention, some students at the Harvard Kennedy School