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Afghan Journalist Sami Mahdi Discusses Media Under the Taliban at Shorenstein Center Event

Afghan journalist Sami Mahdi discussed the future of the media in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan at a virtual event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Thursday afternoon.

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Kennedy School Lab to Launch Alternative 911 Response Initiative in Five Jurisdictions

Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab announced last week the selection of five areas that will participate in a new initiative aimed at implementing alternative responses to non-violent 911 calls.

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Assistant Speaker Katherine Clark Discusses Democratic Agenda at JFK Jr. Forum Event

United States Representative Katherine M. Clark (D-Mass.) discussed her career in public service, the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” agenda, and current challenges to U.S. democracy at an Institute of Politics event Thursday.

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City Politics

Harvard’s Michelle Wu ’07, Annisa Essaibi George Victorious in First Round of Mayoral Election

Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu ’07 and Annissa Essaibi George won Boston’s preliminary mayoral election Tuesday and will advance to the November general election.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Council To Explore Reparations for Slavery, Restitution for War on Drugs

The Cambridge City Council unanimously passed two policy orders to provide restitution to Cambridge residents impacted by the War on Drugs and to explore a reparations pilot program to address slavery and racial discrimination.

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TPS Activists Celebrate 15-Month Extension, Continue Fight for Permanent Residency

Labor activists at Harvard have renewed their calls for permanent residency for individuals with Temporary Protected Status after the Department of Homeland Security announced extensions for recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, and Sudan on Thursday.

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Resident Fellows Discuss Democracy at First In-Person IOP Forum Since March 2020

The six resident fellows — including former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry (R-Texas) and former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Sarah I. Gideon — discussed issues such as partisanship in politics and civic engagement.

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Student Groups

Harvard Institute of Politics Names Fall 2021 Resident Fellows

Former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry and recent U.S. Senate candidate Sarah I. Gideon headline a cohort of six eminent political figures who will serve as resident fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced Wednesday.

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Politics

Harvard Declines Federal Pandemic Aid For Third Consecutive Time

Harvard will not accept federal aid from the American Rescue Plan Act, the federal stimulus package passed in March — the third time the University has refused rescue funds since the start of the pandemic.

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City Politics

Cambridge City Council Begins Hiring Process for Next City Manager

The Cambridge City Council’s Government Operations, Rules & Claims Committee began the process of hiring a new city manager at a meeting Tuesday morning.

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Politics

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.

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Harvard Professor Danielle Allen Officially Announces 2022 Campaign for Mass. Governor

Harvard Government professor Danielle S. Allen will officially launch her 2022 campaign for Massachusetts governor as a Democratic candidate on Boston Common Tuesday morning.

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Student Groups

800 Harvard Affiliates Sign Letter Rebuking ‘Anti-Israel Sentiment’ on Campus

More than 800 University affiliates signed a Harvard Israel Initiative letter supporting “the right of the Jewish people to self-determination” and Israel’s “right to self-defense” against rocket attacks by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

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Warren Urges Harvard Law School Graduates to ‘Have Courage,’ Pursue Lives of Public Service

Harvard Law School professor emerita and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren (D-Mass.) urged the Law School’s 2021 graduating class to “have courage” as they considered their long careers ahead in a speech at the school’s virtual Class Day ceremony Wednesday.

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Politics

Pete Buttigieg Delivers Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Speech

U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former presidential candidate Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04 emphasized the generation-defining nature of the current political moment in a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School’s virtual graduation ceremony Thursday.

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