Public Service

Laila Nasher Truman Scholar

Harvard Junior Laila Nasher ’25 Named 2024 Truman Scholar

Harvard junior Laila A. Nasher ’25 was awarded a 2024 Harry S. Truman Scholarship, the foundation announced in a press release Friday morning.

Institute of Politics

As Harvard IOP Director’s Internship Decision Deadline Passes, Many Applicants Left Waiting

Many Harvard College students opened their emails Sunday in hopes of learning whether they had been accepted to the Harvard Institute of Politics’ competitive Director’s Internship program.

Chan School of Public Health

HSPH Panel Envisions the Future of Public Health

A panel of health practitioners convened at the Harvard School of Public Health on Wednesday to discuss potential solutions to challenges facing public health.


The Path to Public Service at SEAS

More than 56 percent of SEAS graduates in 2022 reported that they planned to go to the for-profit world. But for those hoping to go into engineering jobs in public service, making up only 3 percent of SEAS undergraduates in the class of 2022, the path to employment is far less clear cut.

Student Groups

PBHA Volunteers Phone Mass. State Reps. in Support of Covid-19 Housing Equity Bill

Students in the Phillips Brooks House Association phoned Massachusetts state representatives at a Tuesday event held by the group in support of a Covid-19 housing equity bill making its way through the state legislature.

Gunnhildur F. Hallgrímsdóttir ’25

Harvard Freshman Becomes Youngest Person Ever to Serve in Icelandic Parliament

Weeks after finishing her first semester at Harvard, Gunnhildur F. Hallgrímsdóttir ’25 became the youngest person in Iceland’s history to be seated in the nation’s Parliament.

HPR at Institute of Politics

IOP Launches New Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Institute of Politics announced a new initiative Tuesday that will invite select young people with experience in politics and public service to visit Harvard in February 2022 to participate in politically-oriented programming.

School of Public Health

HSPH Prof. Awarded Federal Employee of the Year for Developing Moderna Vaccine

Kizzmekia S. Corbett, School of Public Health assistant professor, was named one of the 2021 Federal Employees of the Year for her work in developing the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.

Student Groups

Anti-Violence and Disability Justice Advocate Mia Mingus Awarded PBHA ‘Call of Service’ Award

Mia Mingus, an anti-violence and disability justice advocate, received the Phillips Brooks House Association’s Robert Coles “Call of Service” Award on Friday.

Elizabeth Warren HLS Class Day 2021

Warren Urges Harvard Law School Graduates to ‘Have Courage,’ Pursue Lives of Public Service

Harvard Law School professor emerita and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth A. Warren (D-Mass.) urged the Law School’s 2021 graduating class to “have courage” as they considered their long careers ahead in a speech at the school’s virtual Class Day ceremony Wednesday.

IOP Chris Coons

Sen. Chris Coons Urges National Service to Bridge Partisanship, Restore Democracy at IOP Event

Sen. Christopher A. “Chris” Coons (D-Del.) underscored the importance of promoting national service to bridge partisan divides and restore democratic values at an Institute of Politics forum event on Wednesday.

Madeline Ranalli

College Student, Newton City Council Hopeful Madeline J. Ranalli ’23-’24 Lays Out Progressive Platform

Madeline J. Ranalli ’23-’24 is facing off against consultant John R. Oliver in a bid for the Ward One Councilor-at-large seat in the Newton City Council. The special municipal election will take place March 16.

DACA Protest

Harvard Students Help Immigrants File Applications Through Nonprofit

A non-profit website, run in part by Harvard College students and incubated in the University’s iLab, is pushing forward in its mission to provide free aid to those working through immigration applications.

 Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu ’07 Speaks with Harvard Student Organizations

Boston City Councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu ’07 spoke about her background and public service work at a webinar hosted by several Harvard student organizations Thursday evening.

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law, Howard Law Initiative to School Future Lawyers on Social Justice

The Systemic Justice Project at Harvard Law School has partnered with Howard University School of Law to launch a year-long initiative exploring the role lawyers can play in creating social change.