Niku Jafarnia stands in front of pictures of former Harvard Law School professors.
Harvard Spent Over Half a Million Dollars Lobbying Congress in 2016
Harvard spent over half a million dollars lobbying the federal government in 2016, a number that has held relatively steady for the past five years.
'Not Welcome Here'
More than 111 Harvard affiliates hold visas from countries listed in President Donald Trump's immigration order. Here are some of their stories.
Title IX Activists Prepare Statement on DeVos’s Confirmation
Hours after Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Education, some Harvard student activists concerned about anti-sex discrimination law Title IX started plotting a response.
Faust Met With Schumer, McConnell in D.C.
University President Drew G. Faust met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer in Washington, D.C. last month.
At Conference, Students Reflect on Tense Political Climate
Undergraduates from across the country convened at Harvard’s Institute of Politics to look back at the November presidential election and reflect on the nation’s political climate.
Mohsen Goudarzi and Narges Afshordi
Mohsen Goudarzi and Narges Afshordi are a married couple who traveled from Iran eight years ago to do research and pursue postgraduate degrees at Stanford and now Harvard.
Elaheh Zare, an Iranian scientist in a lab studying anticancer drugs, says she would rather live in a place “where they respect other nationalities.”
Pooria Mostafalu is working on developing smart, wearable devices that can be used to help monitor and treat diseases. He came to the United States for “science, science, science,” and says he does not understand why Trump’s order would target researchers like himself and his colleagues.
Ali Khademhosseini's Lab
Professor Ali Khademhosseini’s laboratory at Harvard Medical School boasts over a dozen affiliates who come from countries listed on Trump’s order, including (from left to right) Elaheh Zare, Fatemeh Sharifi, Ali Tamayol, Elmira Jalilian, and Pooria Mostafalu.
Elmira Jalilian, an Iranian researcher in the laboratory who is using 3D printing technology to engineer artificial muscle, says the executive order changed her “entire plan.”
“I have conferences planned. I’m supposed to be going to Dubai next week for the World Government Summit, which is a conference that President Obama spoke at last year, and I’m one of four representatives from the Kennedy School,” says Ziad Reslan, Harvard Kennedy School Student and Syrian citizen, who is now unsure of whether he can attend due to the recent immigration bans.
Law Clinicians, Faculty Sign Amicus Brief Against Executive Order
Four Harvard faculty members signed onto an amicus brief filed in a federal appeals court Sunday night to support a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration order.