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Joe Kennedy Good Friday Speech
Harvard Kennedy School

Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy and Diplomats Reflect on 25 Years Since Good Friday Agreement

U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland Joe Kennedy III spoke at a gathering Tuesday morning celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement and its lasting impact on peace in Northern Ireland.

Vigil for Libya and Morocco

Harvard Students Hold Vigil for Victims of Natural Disasters in Morocco, Libya

Around two dozen Harvard affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church Tuesday evening for a candlelight vigil to mourn the victims of natural disasters in Morocco and Libya that occurred earlier this month.

Allston Welcome Center

‘We Feel Overwhelmed’: Allston Struggles to Support Migrant Families Amid Record Influx

As the Massachusetts shelter system strains to accommodate record numbers of arriving families, Allston expanded services in June with the opening of a new family welcome center — though the neighborhood continues to struggle to meet the needs of all.

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Central Administration

Harvard Received $218M in Foreign Funding Since January 2022

Harvard received upwards of $218 million in foreign funding since January 2022, according to recent data from the Department of Education.

Students walking in Harvard Yard

Harvard Students Launch Fundraisers for Morocco Earthquake Relief

Harvard students and affiliates raised more than $19,000 in donations through fundraisers for disaster relief following a deadly earthquake that hit Morocco last Friday.

Puppet Amal by John Harvard Statue

Little Amal, 12-Foot Tall Puppet of 10-Year-Old Syrian Refugee, Greets Hundreds in Harvard Yard

Hundreds of Harvard faculty, students, and Cambridge and Boston residents gathered in Harvard Yard Thursday evening to greet Little Amal, a 12-foot-tall puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee, on the first day of her two-month journey across the United States.

Harvard Undergraduate Tibetan Cultural Association Trip
Student Groups

Harvard Undergrad Tibetan Cultural Association Visits Tibetan Diaspora in India

Nine Harvard students from the Harvard Undergraduate Tibetan Cultural Association traveled to India this summer break, marking the first time a campus group has been awarded a grant by the Harvard University Asia Center to learn about Tibetan culture and history.

President Gay Speaks at Convocation
Central Administration

Harvard to Pause Visits From Heads of State Ahead of President Gay’s Inauguration

Visits from heads of state and government will be suspended across Harvard between Sept. 16 to Sept. 30 ahead of University President Gay’s inauguration on Sept. 29.

Ruth Okediji Courtesy
Harvard Law School

Ruth Okediji Named Faculty Director of the Center for African Studies

Harvard Law School professor Ruth L. Okediji will serve as the faculty director of the University’s Center for African Studies, the center announced earlier this month.

Oliver Hart

Economics Professor Oliver Hart Knighted By King Charles III

Economics professor Oliver S.D. Hart was made a knight by King Charles III, the British government announced last week.

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Library to Temporarily Steward Former Liberian President’s Personal Papers

Harvard Library will hold and digitize a collection of former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s personal and professional archives in partnership with the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Presidential Center for Women and Development, the University and center announced on Thursday.

Chinese President Jiang Zemin
Central Administration

Chinese President Jiang Zemin’s Visit: A Turning Point in Harvard-China Relations

Hundreds of Harvard affiliates crowded Sanders Theatre on the morning of Nov. 1, 1997, for the historic visit of Chinese President Jiang Zemin.

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at HKS Class Day

Ban Ki-moon, Former UN Leader, Calls on Harvard Kennedy School Grads to Embrace Global Citizenship

Ban Ki-moon, who served as secretary-general of the United Nations between 2007 and 2016, slammed the Russian invasion of Ukraine and called on Harvard Kennedy School graduates to take action on the climate crisis during the school’s graduation address Wednesday afternoon.

Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
Central Administration

Penny Pritzker ’81 Among Eight Harvard Affiliates Sanctioned by Russian Government

The Russian government sanctioned Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker ’81 and seven other Harvard affiliates, the country’s ministry of foreign affairs announced in a Friday press release.

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South Korean President Yoon Talks Nuclear Threats From North Korea at Harvard IOP Forum

South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday evening, capping off his six-day visit to the United States.