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U.S. Representative Ro Khanna Discusses Big Tech at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) spoke about the role of technology in the future of the American economy while discussing his new book at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday evening.


Protesters Stage Walkout of Event with Israeli Ambassador at Harvard Kennedy School

Chanting “end the occupation” and “apartheid has got to go,” Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine protesters disrupted an event with Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Herzog, at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.


Danielle Allen, Set to Return to Harvard, Debriefs Her Run for Governor

Following her recent campaign for Governor of Massachusetts, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen is set to return to as director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics for the 2022-2023 academic year.


Students Say Required Harvard Kennedy School Class on Race and Racism Left Without Adequate Resources

Students say the Kennedy School has failed to provide enough institutional support for one of the race and racism requirement’s two flagship courses, “Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power,” taught by Professor Khalil G. Muhammad.


Two Harvard Seniors Awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Neuroscience concentrators Nidhi Patel ’22 and Marissa G. Sumathipala ’22 were among 23 students in the United States tapped for the 2022 Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Gates Cambridge announced in early February.


Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Suspends Campaign for Governor

Harvard Professor Danielle S. Allen announced the end of her campaign for governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday.


Denied By Administrators, HKS Class of 2022 Petitions for Additional Term on Campus

Members of the two-year degree programs at HKS said the virtual 2020-2021 school year and this year’s reduced in-person programming left them with an inadequate HKS experience. Since October, more than 160 members of the Class of 2022 have signed a petition for an additional “flex” semester.


Scholars, Journalists Discuss U.S.-China Relations, Afghanistan Withdrawal on Virtual Panel

The panelists primarily spoke about the consequences of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East following the withdrawal of U.S. troops in August 2021 and how the rise of China has undermined the long-time dominance of the United States in the region.


Assistant U.S. Health Secretary Rachel L. Levine ’79 Discusses Pandemic-Fueled Public Health Challenges

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services assistant health secretary Rachel L. Levine ’79 discussed public health challenges in the age of a pandemic at a forum event hosted by the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Tuesday evening.


Shelly Lowe

Harvard University Native American Program Executive Director Shelly C. Lowe was nominated by President Joe Biden Tuesday to serve as Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. If confirmed, she will be the first Native American to serve in the role.


Davis Center Georgian Studies

The Davis Center, located in the CGIS South building, announced the launch of the new Georgian Studies program this Wednesday. The program will include courses in history, social studies, and the Georgian Language.


Experts Unpack 'Democracy in Peril' at HLS Event

The online conversation, which was moderated by Harvard Law School professor Nicholas O. “Nick” Stephanopoulos, drew a comparison of the Law School’s efforts to emphasize voter engagement and the deepening crisis of American democracy.


Launching Gubernatorial Bid, Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Pledges To ‘Reimagine’ the Commonwealth

With the Massachusetts State House behind her, Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen officially launched her 2022 campaign for Massachusetts governor as a Democratic candidate at an event on Boston Common Tuesday morning.


Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Talks Art’s Personal and Global Role at Arts First Event

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 joined six Harvard students to discuss the importance of art in bridging various personal and global gaps in a virtual event on Monday as part of this year's virtual ARTS FIRST festival, hosted by Harvard’s Office of the Arts.


White House National Climate Advisor and Activists Address Student Climate Conference

The deputy White House climate advisor discussed how the Biden administration will tackle climate change during one of the administration's first speaking engagements on climate change this year in a webinar hosted by the Student Climate Conference at Harvard.


Government Department Apologizes to Domínguez Victims, Shares ‘Sorrow and Shame’

The entire faculty of Harvard’s Government department issued a public apology March 9 to the women who were harassed by former Government professor Jorge I. Domínguez, who rose in departmental and University leadership despite accusations of sexual misconduct spanning four decades.


Political Scholars Analyze Trump’s Legacy on Global Populism

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.


Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, Recent Kennedy School Graduate, Appointed Mongolian Prime Minister

Oyun-Erdene Luvsannamsrai, a recent Kennedy School alum, ascended to the post of Prime Minister of Mongolia on Jan. 27 following his predecessor’s resignation in response to protests over the country’s Covid-19 response.


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