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A Dream Deferred: Undocumented Students at Harvard and the Urgency for Congressional Action


 “A Dream Deferred” is a documentary film produced by the Harvard Law Documentary Studio and directed by Dario Guerrero and Alex Boota, students at Harvard College. The film follows four Harvard students as the deal with the burden no other students must deal with; they are undocumented. Opinion Editorial “What happens to a dream deferred?”  […]

Education, Training and Labor

Student Spotlight: Saleh El Machnouk


*what did you do before came to the Kennedy School? Everything I could get my hands on. Worked in print and television media, taught politics at a university, worked for the government, founded and ran a political action group. As you can see – jack of all trades, master of nothing. I really think of […]

Creating Change Honestly: A Talk & Book Signing with the “Tea”EO


By Tommy Tobin Can a comic book help you learn how to build a better business? For the answer, look no farther than Seth Goldman, TeaEO (that would be “Tea Executive Officer”)  of Honest Tea, Inc. Honest Tea is a different type of beverage. The brand enjoys a unique position as a bottled tea, organic, […]

On Government Shutdown


By Phillip A. Olaleye Phillip Olaleye, a second-year MPP student, opines on the damage inflicted by political impasse in Washington through the angle of the close-down of the National Park Service. He argues: Employees in National Park Service are NOT “non-essential,” and strength and foresight are required to avoid making the same mistake again! “Finally! […]

Ways to Safeguard Our Representative Democracy


By Jeff Kushner During the many conversations I have had about the “shutdown” over the past few weeks, I am consistently surprised by the lack of understanding among educated people as to how our government works. As an American born during the Baby Boom, a large part of my education was devoted to the study […]

Summer Snapshot: Lacrosse and SiBs in Israel


Sara Greenberg, a joint degree student with the Harvard Business School, spent the summer in Tel Aviv training and playing with Israel’s Women’s National Lacrosse Team. The team played in the World Cup in Oshawa, Ontario in mid-July, marking Israel’s inaugural appearance on the global lacrosse stage. The team finished in the top eight. While […]

Step Back


In this heady time of mid-terms and papers it is all too easy to become lost in the ebb and flow of studies  and find yourself far too focussed with your head in a book in the dim glow of a library evening. Your time here is limited. You will have opportunities now that you […]

Mayor Emanuel in the Forum


By MaryRose Mazzola Addressing a packed John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum on Friday, October 18th, former Congressman and White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said the single greatest job he has ever had is his current one: the Mayor of Chicago. “Cities are not only where things happen but where things get done,” he […]



By Simon R. Bone, Editor-in-Chief Retired four-star Army general and former CIA director David Petraeus is joining the staff at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government. Petraeus is known for implementing the successful “surge” and counterinsurgency strategies for US forces in Iraq. He was also commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan before becoming CIA director. He […]

Harvard prepares for Allston expansion


By Chrissie Long, Staff Writer Boston city planners approved the University’s largest development project in decades on Thursday. A total of nine buildings and more than 1.9 millionsquare feet; the project will compliment a science center and a mixed retail/housing facility that are already slated for construction. The build-out includes a new basketball facility, 200-room […]

The 25th Amendment & Dick Cheney’s Heart


BY TOMMY TOBIN Whatever you think about former Vice President Dick Cheney, his upcoming book Heart provides new fodder for debates around the 25th Amendment and America’s system of presidential succession.  Cheney’s imperilled health during his term in office demonstrated that the 25th Amendment and the nation’s procedures for handling inability, disability, and vacancy in […]

Completing the Mission: An Interview with Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth


In 2004, Tammy Duckworth was deployed to Iraq as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot for the Illinois Army National Guard. She was one of the first Army women to fly combat missions during Operation Iraqi Freedom until her helicopter was hit by an RPG on 12 November 2004. Duckworth lost her legs and partial use […]

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