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Transgender Awareness Week Event: Representation in the Media

The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy hosted an event titled on Monday titled "LGBTQIA+ Representation in the Media" for Transgender Awareness Week.


Questions Linger About Death of Harvard Student Rodrigo Ventocilla as Autopsy Produces Inconclusive Results

An autopsy on the body of Rodrigo Ventocilla Ventosilla, a transgender Harvard Kennedy School student from Peru who died in police custody in Indonesia earlier this year, yielded inconclusive findings in September, leaving unanswered questions about the circumstances surrounding his death.


Kennedy School Faculty Discuss 2022 Midterm Election Results at Harvard IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Harvard Kennedy School political experts discussed what the results mean for polarization, voter turnout, and the future of the GOP at an Institute of Politics forum Wednesday night.


Scripps Research Director Eric Topol Discusses Covid Vaccination and Misinformation at Belfer Center

Cardiologist Eric J. Topol, founder and director of the Scripps Research Translational Institute, discussed Covid-19 vaccination as part of the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center’s Diversity in STEM series on Wednesday in conversation with Belfer Fellow and epidemiologist Syra Madad.


Experts Discuss the Future of Technology in Cities in STS Panel

Two former mayors and two urban planning professors discussed the future of cities at a panel hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Science, Technology, and Society on Friday afternoon.


Kennedy School Postdoc Discusses Government-Sanctioned Mass Expulsion at Belfer Center Seminar

Meghan M. Garrity, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed her research on government-sanctioned mass expulsion events at a virtual Belfer Center seminar Thursday.


Company Executives Discuss National Security, Artificial Intelligence at Belfer Center Seminar

Private sector professionals gave a series of presentations at the intersection of national security and artificial intelligence during a virtual seminar held by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs on Tuesday.


International Politics Expert Talks 20th Century Transformation of World Order at Belfer Center

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs hosted Patrick O. Cohrs, a professor of international history at the University of Florence, to discuss modern international politics Thursday.


HKS Saw Drop in Percent of Black, Latinx Students from the U.S. in 2022, Report Finds

The proportion of American Harvard Kennedy School students identifying as Black, African American, Hispanic, or Latinx declined in 2022, as the school’s student body and faculty remain overwhelmingly white, according to an annual diversity report released by the school Thursday afternoon.


Rep. Barbara Lee Makes Case for Reparations at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Barbara J. Lee (D-Calif.) called for the federal government to establish a “commission on truth, racial healing, and transformation” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.


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