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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.

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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.

Jacinda Ardern Commencement Address
Harvard Kennedy School

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.

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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.

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Global Harvard

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 Al-Quds University

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 University President Lawrence S. Bacow
Central Administration

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.

Ukrainian Dedication Concert Steps

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.