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Sam E. Sharfstein

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Government

Amid Decline in Popularity, Harvard Government Department Turns to New Data and Tech Programs

Harvard's Government department hopes that two new tracks — in Tech Science and Data Science — will not only widen the scope of what affiliated students study, but offer an antidote to the field's diminished popularity.

Malala at the IOP
IOP

Former Ambassador Samantha Power Discusses Human Rights at Harvard's IOP

Power emphasized “three of the major cross-cutting issues” that she sees as the most impactful for human rights in the coming years: the global democratic recession, the proliferation of technology, and the rise of China.

Environmental Discussion
Student Groups

Students Pack Harvard College Women’s Center for Environmental Justice Discussion

Six different student groups hosted the event, in which participants discussed the challenges facing environmental justice activism on campus.

William James Hall
Politics

Harvard International Socialists Host New England Marxism Conference

The conference, which attracted over 200 attendees, featured discussions on a wide range of socialist issues.

Michael  J. Sandel and Bridget Terry Long
On Campus

Sandel Talks Civic Education and Online Learning at Ed School Forum

Government Professor Michael J. Sandel spoke about the importance of civic education Thursday evening in a talk titled “Civic Education Goes Global.” He said his goal is “to take the distance out of distance learning."

Harris Lecture
Economics

Economist Gabriel Zucman Talks Tax Havens and Globalization

Speaking to roughly 50 Harvard affiliates, Zucman characterized U.S. multinational corporations as “particularly aggressive in shifting to tax havens.”

IOP Forum
IOP

Sherman Talks New Job, Politics at IOP Forum

Former top U.S. diplomat Wendy R. Sherman and Kennedy School visiting professor Nancy R. Gibbs discussed the future of public leadership in America at an Institute of Politics event Wednesday evening.

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