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Monica M. Dodge

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When Students Party, College Calls Lawyers

When it crafts and enforces policies, the University must consider its legal liability in order to protect its billions of dollars in assets and prevent damage to its reputation.

Student Groups

The Evolution of Activism

This generation of Harvard protesters often puts dialogue before destruction, classes before causes, and private conversation before public confrontation.

School of Public Health

Forum Discusses Egyptian Politics

Rather than focusing on their country’s upcoming presidential elections, Egyptians should create a political system that distributes authority instead of concentrating it in one individual, said Mona Mowafi, a graduate student in the Harvard School of Public Health, at an event held at MIT last night.

Race Relations
Class of 1961

Activism Quiet on Mostly-White Campus

With lingering suppression of activism, the year 1961 signaled a relative lull in civil rights protest at Harvard, as black students felt integrated in the broader college community.


Experts Express Concern of Retaliation for Bin Laden Killing

On the heels of Sunday’s dramatic assassination of Osama bin Laden, two American military experts expressed concern that bin Laden’s death would spark violent retaliatory attacks against the United States at a panel Wednesday at the Institute of Politics.


Panel Talks Drug Cartels

Panelists discussing drug violence along the U.S.-Mexico border said that the corruption of government officials on both sides of the border is a major problem facing the fight against cartels, during a forum at the Institute of Politics yesterday.

Barghouti Stuggles for Palestinians

Barghouti Urges Israel Boycott

Omar Barghouti, a Palestinian activist, said that Israel is currently functioning under a system of apartheid.

Ashton B. Carter

Carter, Under Secretary of Defense, Talks Budget Cuts at IOP

Despite recent concerns that China is attempting to expand its military influence in East Asia, the United States will continue to be the “pivotal military power” in the region, said Ashton B. Carter, the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, in his speech at the Institute of Politics yesterday.


U.N. Ambassador Speaks On Libya

In her keynote speech at the Black Policy Conference at Harvard Kennedy School on Friday, the Honorable Susan E. Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, emphasized that while the U.S. is committed to protecting the people of Libya, it will limit its involvement to actions dictated by a larger international effort.

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson Discusses Libya

Former Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson said yesterday that he supported President Obama’s decision to join the NATO coalition conducting airstrikes in support of rebels in Libya, though he hedged his remarks by saying that he was against putting American soldiers on the ground.


IOP Poll Results Released

Poll results released yesterday by the Institute of Politics revealed that President Obama’s approval rating among young adults now stands at 55 percent, after over a year of falling approval ratings.


IOP Alumnus Goes Back to Roots

As the new director of the Harvard Institute of Politics, C. M. Trey Grayson '94 lives in Kirkland House just like he did as a Harvard undergraduate 20 years ago.

Keith Ellison on Muslim Radicalization

Ellison Demands 'Justice for All'

Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim-American member of Congress, challenged his audience to take an active role ...

On Campus

Chomsky, Joya Discuss Afghan-US Policy

During a packed event at Memorial Church, Malalai Joya, a celebrated Afghani activist, said unequivocally that the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan has harmed the lives of most Afghanis far more than it has helped.

Harvard Law School

Ellsberg Discusses Government Secrecy

In a conversation last night between Daniel Ellsberg, who released the Pentagon Papers 40 years ago, and lawyer-journalist, Scott Horton, Ellsberg said that most confidential government information is intended to be hidden, not from a country’s enemies, but rather from the population at large in order to avoid potential blame or embarrassment after decisions are made.