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A New Draft for America? A Service Year by Young Americans Would Protect America and Maybe Heal It Along the Way

02.25.24

The idea of a service year for young Americans has been floated around for decades but with no substantive action. A definitive first step to push young Americans in a year of service starts with encouraging colleges to require them before matriculation or to weigh the experience heavily in admissions decisions.

Democracy and Governance

Interview with Harvard Professor Graham Allison: U.S.–China Relations

12.19.23

On December 5, 2023, Senior Editor Nikolas Neos spoke with Harvard Professor Graham Allison about US-China relations and what the rising tension between the two countries means for both of them.

International Relations and Security

Interview with U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) Djerejian: U.S. Response to the Israel-Hamas War

11.8.23

On November 3, 2023, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Samriddhi Vij sat down with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria, Edward Djerejian, to discuss the Israel-Hamas war.

International Relations and Security

Special Interests’ Hold on State Courts: The Need for a Fourth Wave of Judicial Election Reform

06.25.23

History presents a clear lesson: when judicial independence and competence wanes, it’s time for meaningful reform.

Democracy and Governance

Global Governance, Climate Change, and International Security: Aligning Issues to Compel Action

06.17.23

Failure to recognize and manage the nexus of the relationship between climate and security could have significant ramifications in the future between and within countries and communities. Without considering these, efforts to promote sustainable development and peace may fall short.

International Relations and Security

Harvard’s Agbiboa Calls for Prioritization of Citizen Voices in Informal Transport Policy-Making in Africa

04.2.23

Daniel Agbiboa, an assistant professor of African and African American studies at Harvard University, has called on African policymakers to prioritize people’s voices when enacting policies concerning the informal transport sector in Africa. Speaking during an interactive program hosted by Africa Policy Journal, Professor Agbiboa highlighted the importance of considering the views of ordinary citizens […]

Book Review: Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism, and the State in Lebanon

03.31.23

Zara Lal reviews Rutgers University Professor Maya Mikdashi’s new book: Sextarianism: Sovereignty, Secularism, and the State in Lebanon

Gender, Race and Identity

A Cure Against Conversion Therapy in Singapore?

03.27.23

Lawyer and activist Daryl Yang discusses how a consumer protection approach to conversion therapy might offer a balanced alternative to legislative change that permits individual choice whilst protecting against misleading claims.

Gender, Race and Identity

Interview with Dr. Youssef Chahed

02.28.23

On February 28, 2023, Ryan Zoellner sat down with Dr. Youssef Chahed (Former Prime Minister of Tunisia) to discuss world events and international relations.

International Relations and Security

Gender Quotas: For Parliament, From Parliament

02.15.23

  Dedicated to honor the memory of our dear friend and co-author, Rodrigo Ventocilla. He will always be remembered for his intellectual motivation, passion for activism, kind friendship and invaluable contributions to the class of 2023.   The world has taken great strides toward gender equality in recent years, and this is apparent in many […]

The Saudi Form of Democracy: How Women Got to Drive

02.5.23

Introduction  To what extent are state-led social interventions for women authoritarian? Western literature on the Middle East, and in particular on Saudi Arabia, suggests decision-making is centralized and a result of enlightened despots such Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS). But this approach misses upward dialogue initiated by citizenry to communicate desired rights for women to leaderships. […]

Political power should be transferred to the youth-Zimbabwe’s Fadzayi Mahere

10.10.22

As Zimbabwe heads to the polls in April 2023, spokesperson for the opposition Citizen Coalition for Change, Fadzayi Mahere, has stated that it is time for the youth to take over the mantle of leadership in the country. Mahere was speaking during an interview with Africa Policy Journal in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There are more than […]

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