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Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
Politics

‘This is the Future of Europe’: WSJ Journalist Discusses War in Ukraine at Harvard Event

Yaroslav Trofimov, chief foreign affairs correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, said the war in Ukraine will decide “the future of Europe” during an event at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Thursday afternoon.

Yenching Auditorium
FAS

James Robson Appointed New Director of Harvard-Yenching Institute

Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations James G. Robson was appointed the new director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, the University announced Monday.

Center for Government and International Studies
Politics

Weatherhead Center Encourages Informed Discussion Over Israel-Palestine Conflict

The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs is creating a space to address current events in the Israel-Palestine conflict and promote informed discussion through a series of expert forums.

Extension School Layoffs
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Harvard Prof. Hochschild Apologizes For Comments on Rufo Extension School Degree

Harvard professor Jennifer L. Hochschild apologized after facing backlash from Harvard Extension School affiliates for remarks on X which were perceived as denigrating students at the school.

Harvard Divinity School
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NYU Philosopher Juliana Bidadanure Discusses Demonization at Harvard Divinity School Lecture

Juliana U. Bidadanure, professor of philosophy at New York University, presented her theory of demonization during a talk at the Harvard Divinity School Thursday, assessing its prevalence and impact on society.

Danielle Allen
Social Sciences Division

Harvard Prof. Danielle Allen Shares Roadmap to ‘Protecting and Renovating’ Democracy at Institute for Learning in Retirement Event

Harvard University professor Danielle S. Allen shared her vision for American democracy on Friday at the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement’s first convocation in four years.

Professor Donfried at Center for European Studies
Social Sciences Division

Former Biden State Department Official Karen Donfried Reflects on US-German Relations at Harvard CES Lecture

Karen Donfried, a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, delivered the fourth annual Guido Goldman Lecture on Germany at the Center for European Studies Thursday evening.

CGIS South
Social Sciences Division

Experts Talk Impact of Crime on Latin American Elections and Democracy at Harvard Rockefeller Center Panel

Three experts discussed how crime affects elections in Latin American countries during a virtual panel hosted by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies Tuesday afternoon.

CGIS South
FAS

Harvard Davis Center Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Spotlights Ongoing Ukraine War

Dozens of students, affiliates, and alumni gathered on campus to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies this weekend.

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Politics

Amid Violence in the Middle East, Palestinian American Poet Shares Work at Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Lisa Suhair Majaj — an author and scholar of Arab-American Literature — shared a collection of her poems at a Tuesday event at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Weather - Adolphus Busch Hall
FAS

Government Professor Daniel Ziblatt Tapped to Direct Harvard’s Center for European Studies

Harvard Government professor Daniel Ziblatt will lead the Center for European Studies for a three-year term beginning in January, the center announced last week.

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FAS

Who the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Want as Harvard’s Most Powerful Dean

As Claudine Gay prepares to move from her station in University Hall to the president’s office across Harvard Yard, one of her most important tasks will be to select her own successor as the dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. With the search now in motion, several FAS professors spoke with The Crimson about their hopes for the successor to Harvard’s most powerful dean.

Tozzer and Peabody
Social Sciences Division

Citing Harvard’s Title IX ‘Failure’ in Comaroff Controversy, Former Anthro Chair to Depart Harvard for CUNY

Harvard Anthropology professor and former Department Chair Ajantha Subramanian will leave Cambridge to teach at the City University of New York, citing a lack of support from Harvard’s administration in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against three Anthropology professors.

Dean Bobo Hutchins Center Honors
FAS

On Harvard FAS Dean Search, Social Sciences Dean Says, ‘Thank Goodness I Don’t Have That Job.’

Harvard’s Dean of Social Sciences Lawrence D. Bobo said he does not want to succeed University President-Elect Claudine Gay as the next dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, but added that he believes the next dean should come from the University’s own ranks.

University Hall
FAS

Harvard Academics Talk Industrial, Technological Development in China at Dean’s Symposium

Panelists discussed Chinese energy policy, surveillance, artificial intelligence, and leader priorities at the fourth Dean’s Symposium on Social Science Innovation Thursday.

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