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.
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.
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.
Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Join Harvard as Fellow this Fall
Three months after resigning as prime minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern will join Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Law School in the fall for three fellowships, according to Tuesday press releases from the schools.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Anne Applebaum Discusses Russian Occupation of Ukraine at HURI Event
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne E. Applebaum discussed her experiences reporting on regions of Ukraine occupied by Russia at the annual Petryshyn Memorial Lecture held by the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute.
Tufts Professor Discusses Influence of Myth on Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine at Davis Center
Tufts University professor and author Gregory Carleton discussed how Russian historical myths contribute to Russian exceptionalism and the rationale for its invasion of Ukraine at a seminar Tuesday evening.
Bacow Visits Alumni, Universities During Spring Break Trip to Middle East
University President Lawrence S. Bacow traveled to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine last week, touring universities and meeting with Harvard alumni at each stop.
Harvard President Bacow to Visit Middle East in Spring Break Trip
Harvard University President Lawrence S. Bacow will travel to Jordan, Israel, and Palestine later this month in one of his last international trips before leaving office later this year.
Harvard Students Show Support for Ukraine in Dedication Concert on Anniversary of Russian Invasion
More than 100 supporters of Ukraine packed Memorial Church Friday to attend a concert dedicated to the victims of the war in Ukraine on the anniversary of Russia’s invasion.
Harvard Affiliates Gather at Vigil to Mourn Victims of Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
More than 50 Harvard affiliates gathered on the steps of Memorial Church for a candlelit vigil on Thursday to mourn the victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria earlier this month.
Hundreds of Affiliates Call on Harvard to Respond to Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria in Open Letter
Hundreds of Harvard affiliates signed an open letter asking for the University to raise awareness to earthquakes that struck Turkey and Syria last week, killing tens of thousands of people in the regions.
Harvard Alum Petitions Supreme Court of India to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
Utkarsh Saxena, who earned a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School in 2014 and an MPA/ID from Harvard Kennedy School in 2020, said he faced “a lot of phobia” around his identity. Now, Saxena is petitioning the Supreme Court of India to legalize same-sex marriage.
Harvard Academics Discuss Ongoing Political Unrest in Peru and Brazil at Weatherhead Center Panel
Harvard academics discussed recent political unrest in Peru and Brazil at a Weatherhead Center for International Affairs seminar on Tuesday.
Princess Kate of Wales Visits Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child
Princess Catherine of Wales visited the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University on Friday as part of her tour of Boston alongside her husband, Prince William of Wales.
Kennedy School Postdoc Discusses Government-Sanctioned Mass Expulsion at Belfer Center Seminar
Meghan M. Garrity, a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discussed her research on government-sanctioned mass expulsion events at a virtual Belfer Center seminar Thursday.