Harvard Kennedy School
Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Remembered at Harvard Memorial Church Service
Students, colleagues, and Harvard affiliates joined friends and family to celebrate the life and memory of former U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter at Memorial Church on Wednesday morning.
Ken Roth Discusses Fellowship Veto at IOP Forum, Alleges ‘Plenty of Pro-Israel Tilting’ at Harvard
Former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth discussed the Harvard Kennedy School’s decision to veto, then subsequently offer, his fellowship at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.
More Than 100 Call for Harvard Kennedy School Dean to Resign After Decision to Oust Joan Donovan
More than 100 people signed a petition calling on Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf to resign after The Crimson reported he is forcing out online misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan from her role at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and ending her research project.
Journalist Gillian Tett Touts Insight from Anthropology at Harvard IOP Forum
Journalist and author Gillian Tett said anthropology is one of the “most unrecognized and most useful tools” for social scientists at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday.
Harvard Faculty and Cambridge Students Speak Out Against AP African American Studies Ban
Harvard faculty and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School affiliates condemned a ban on the College Board’s Advanced Placement course “African American Studies” in Florida.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor’s Research Shows Radio Stations Can Fill Local News Gaps
Radio stations could potentially fill the gap in local news left by the decline of the newspaper — but only if they are given more funding, according to a study by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Thomas E. Patterson published last week.
Academics and Advocates Discuss Reparations for Slavery at Harvard IOP Forum
Scholars and activists discussed reparatory justice movements for Black Americans and the legacy of reparations pioneer Callie House at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.
Harvard Misinformation Expert Joan Donovan Forced to Leave by Kennedy School Dean, Sources Say
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf is forcing out online misinformation expert Joan M. Donovan from her role at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and ending her research project, according to three HKS staff members with knowledge of the situation.
Harvard IOP Spring 2023 Resident Fellows Discuss Political Polarization at Inaugural Forum
The newly-announced Harvard Institute of Politics spring 2023 resident fellows discussed the divisiveness in current American politics at their inaugural JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.
After Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship Rejection and Reversal, Ken Roth to Speak at IOP Forum
The Harvard Institute of Politics announced Kenneth Roth will speak at a Feb. 8 JFK Jr. Forum, roughly a month after reports emerged alleging Roth was blocked from a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights over his criticism of Israel.
Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Join HKS Hauser Leaders Program
Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, a key witness in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, has been appointed to the Hauser Leaders Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the school announced Tuesday.
Former Rep. Herrera Beutler and Seven Others to Join Harvard IOP as Spring 2023 Fellows
Former Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Wa.) — one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — and seven other political figures will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring, the IOP announced in a press release on Tuesday.
Executive Director of HKS’ Carr Center for Human Rights Policy to Step Down
Sushma Raman is set to step down as executive director at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on Feb. 10 after serving more than seven years in the role.
Harvard Kennedy School Dean Reverses Course, Will Name Ken Roth Fellow
In a reversal, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Thursday morning that he would name human rights advocate Kenneth Roth to a fellowship after previously vetoing his appointment.
Biden Remembers Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as a ‘Force of Nature’ at Memorial Service
President Joe Biden lauded former United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as “a force of nature” in a memorial service honoring his death at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday morning.