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Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School
Research

Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review Retracts Article, Admitting Editorial 'Failure'

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Misinformation Review retracted an article concluding that the ADOS Advocacy Foundation discouraged Black voters from participating in the 2020 presidential election.

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City Politics

Former Boston Mayor Kim Janey to Serve as Spring 2022 IOP Fellow

Kim M. Janey, who served as acting mayor of Boston for eight months last year before losing a bid for a full term, will headline the Harvard Institute of Politics’ class of Spring 2022 resident fellows.

Ten Stories that Shaped 2021

Ten Stories That Shaped 2021

At Harvard, 2021 was a year marked by change. The school’s long-awaited return to in-person operations injected new life into a campus that had been left dormant for over a year by Covid-19. And in an unexpected shift, the University announced its intention to divest its endowment from fossil fuels after a decade of public pressure. Separately, faculty controversies — including a federal conviction and a high-profile departure — ignited debates that rippled across academia. Below, The Crimson looks back at the 10 stories that shaped the last year at Harvard.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

Kennedy School Students Pen Dueling Letters to Visa on Payment Policies to Adult Websites

More than 500 Harvard affiliates signed on to an open letter to Visa CEO Alfred F. Kelly, Jr., urging the company to adopt policies they argue will curb the spread of illegal pornographic materials.

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IOP

Kennedy School Directs Budget Surplus Toward Diversity and Equity Initiatives

HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said in an interview Tuesday that because of the surplus, HKS broke even over the past two years — an outcome he said was “much better” than the school had feared.

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Central Administration

‘A Wide Range of Experiences’: Harvard Clerical and Technical Workers Incorporate Remote Work

Harvard’s more than 5,000 unionized clerical and technical workers have faced different transitions back to working on campus. Juggling health guidelines as well as employees’ needs and preferences, many departments switched — temporarily or permanently — to hybrid arrangements.

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Race

Civic Leaders and Organizers Discuss Mobilizing the Latinx Vote at Virtual HKS Panel

Civic leaders and organizers from across the country discussed mobilizing the Latinx vote for progressive causes in the upcoming 2022 elections at a panel hosted by the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership on Tuesday.

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IOP

IOP Launches New Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Institute of Politics announced a new initiative Tuesday that will invite select young people with experience in politics and public service to visit Harvard in February 2022 to participate in politically-oriented programming.

IOP Event with Carmen Reinhart
IOP

IOP Event with Carmen Reinhart

Senior Vice President and World Bank Group Chief Economist Carmen Reinhart spoke at about post-pandemic global economic challenges at the IOP Wednesday night.

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On Campus

Michael Nutter IOP SAC chair

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, third from right, spoke at the IOP for a mayors' forum in 2011. The IOP announced that Nutter will be become the chair of the IOP Senior Advisory Committee this past week.

Michael Nutter IOP SAC chair
IOP

Former Philadelphia Mayor Tapped to Chair IOP’s Senior Advisory Committee

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter was tapped to serve as chair of the Harvard Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee Wednesday, filling a role that was left vacant for nearly two years.

IOP

World Bank Chief Economist Discusses Post-Pandemic Economic Challenges at IOP

World Bank Group Chief Economist Carmen M. Reinhart discussed the effects of post-pandemic debt and inflation on emerging markets during the Institute of Politics’s Gordon Lecture at the JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

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Student Groups

Student Advocates Disappointed by HKS Equity Efforts Following Diversity Report

Student advocates at the Harvard Kennedy School reacted with disappointment to demographic numbers released in the school’s annual diversity report, which revealed that the HKS student body and faculty remain mostly white.

IOP Global News Event
IOP

IOP Global News Event

The Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the media Monday evening featuring former New York Times CEO Mark Thompson, Nobel Prize winner and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Google vice president of news Richard Gingras, and former McClatchy Company CEO Craig Forman.

IOP Global News Event
IOP

Journalists Advocate for Legislation to Combat Misinformation at IOP Event

Leaders in the news and tech industries argued in favor of government legislation to combat the spread of misinformation in digital media at an event hosted by the Institute of Politics Monday.

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