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Christina M. Strachn

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Harvard Offers Kurdish Language Course for First Time in University History

Harvard offered its first Kurdish Language course in the University’s history this fall after students from Kurdish-speaking backgrounds pushed for its creation.

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Novelist Nadifa Mohamed Discusses Identity and Personal Narratives in Writers Speak Event

Somali novelist Nadifa Mohamed discussed her latest novel “The Fortune Men” at a Tuesday lecture in Sever Hall.

Writers Speak Humanities Seminar

Ruth Ozeki Discusses Buddhism’s Impact on Her Writing at Writers Speak Event

Award-winning author Ruth Ozeki discussed her works of fiction, writing techniques, and the different elements of Buddhism that inspire her style on Thursday evening.

Margaret Atwood Speaks at Sanders Theatre
Humanities Division

Margaret Atwood Discusses Her New Book ‘Old Babes in the Wood’ at Harvard Sanders Theatre Event

Two-time Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood spoke to a packed crowd of fans in Sanders Theatre on her newly published short story collection “Old Babes in the Wood” Thursday.

Widener West Stacks Reading Room

Harvard West Stacks Reading Room Reopened with Artwork to Celebrate Diversity and Intersectionality

Harvard Library hosted an event celebrating the reopening of Widener Library’s West Stacks Reading Room as a space with new artwork devoted to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging, and antiracism on Tuesday morning.

Terry Brandon Speaks to Martin Luther King Jr. III

Martin Luther King III Discusses Legacy of Civil Rights Movement at FAS Diversity Event

Martin Luther King III — a civil rights advocate and the oldest son of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King — discussed the importance of love in fostering a “beloved community” during a Thursday event.

Schlesinger Library Radcliffe
Radcliffe Institute

Radcliffe Fellow Discusses Consequences of U.S. Gun Industry on Mexico

Ieva Jusionyte, a Maury Green Fellow at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, discussed the impact of the United States gun industry on violence in Mexico at a virtual event hosted by Radcliffe on Wednesday.

Harvard Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Black Alumni Reflect on if Harvard was ‘Worth It’ at Radcliffe Institute Event

Black alumni discussed their experiences as Harvard students and their thoughts on the College’s past actions during the “Beyond ‘Fair Harvard’: Perspectives from Black Alumni” event on Tuesday.

Harvard Kennedy School - HKS
Harvard Kennedy School

‘A Return to Old Politics’: Political Experts Reflect on Chinese Communist Party’s 20th Party Congress

Political experts met to discuss the future of US-China relations following the 20th Party Congress of the Chinese Communist Party at a panel hosted by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation on Tuesday.

IOP Forum Nov. 3

Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker Calls for a Social Media ‘Timeout’ at IOP Godkin Lecture

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 called for a “timeout” on social media during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.

IOP Event

Rep. Barbara Lee Makes Case for Reparations at Harvard IOP Forum

United States Representative Barbara J. Lee (D-Calif.) called for the federal government to establish a “commission on truth, racial healing, and transformation” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.