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Why the Environmental Movement Needs Its 1619 Project: A Case for a Human-Centered Approach to Saving the Planet

05.8.24

Proposed government solutions to mitigating the effects of climate change have systematically excluded the people it effects the most. A solution that centers climate changes’ effect on people must better acknowledge the historical harm that has been done for real restoration to occur.

Advocacy and Social Movements

An Interview with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

05.8.24

On May 1st, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Chacier Alexander sat down with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to discuss the future of artificial intelligence.

Science, Technology and Data

Interview with the former Indonesian Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan: Southeast Asia’s Future

05.8.24

On April 23, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor John McQuillan spoke with former Indonesian Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan. The conversation focused on a range of topics related to the future of Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Development and Economic Growth

Steering the AI Transition: The Case for More Employee Ownership

05.8.24

If you google “AI” in the news these days, it is hard to find a story that is not focused on existential risk of omnipotent AI fully erasing humanity. While I do not buy into the doomsayer’s worst-case scenarios, my experience as an AI advisor to business executives and policy makers tells me this time is different.

Business and Regulation

Interview with President of the Ebay Foundation Allie Ottoboni: Corporate Philanthropy

05.8.24

On March 21, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor John McQuillan spoke with Allie Ottoboni. The coversation focused on a range of topics related to corporate philanthropy. The Ebay Foundation, founded in 1988, serves to help fund non-profit organizations that reduce barriers to entrepreneurship and connects Ebay employees to volunteer opportunities as well as […]

Social Innovation and Philanthropy

Bankrolling Change in Massachusetts Schools: A Pathway to LGBTQ+ Inclusion

04.29.24

Blue states like Massachusetts are particularly well-positioned to lead the charge in applying innovative and intensive strategies to protect, support, and nurture queer and marginalized youth.

Education, Training and Labor

Can Collaboration Between Two Regions Rich in Fossil Fuels Lead to Development in the Renewable Energy Sector?

04.29.24

The economic diversification goals of the Arab Gulf, combined with the high potential for renewable energy development in Central Asia, have led two regions that have been closely associated with fossil fuel extraction to collaborate on the advancement of renewable energy production.

Environment and Energy

Blockchain Contracts: Too Smart To Be Regulated?

04.29.24

Any transaction on a blockchain requires the use of a contract that is itself encoded on a blockchain: a “smart contract.” Blockchain users unfortunately often discover that this so-called smart contract is not as smart as it seems.

Science, Technology and Data

Too Many Cooks in One Kitchen? The Question of US State Regulation over the Crypto Market

04.25.24

With the US Congress unable to pass crypto legislation, state regulators have been taking over the field. As a result, there are discrepancies and differences among US states, negatively impacting consumers and companies. Within a global crypto market, multiple states regulating in the absence of singular, Congressional action is hurting both consumers and businesses.

Business and Regulation

An Effective Public Private Partnership Solution for Addressing Sanitation in Slums: The Suvidha Centers in India

04.25.24

One model to provide sanitation in India’s slums is Suvidha (‘convenience’ in Hindi) centers: modern and large community water and sanitation complexes. The centers provide an important service to the community, provide employment, build capacity among workers and are financially sustainable.

Poverty, Inequality and Opportunity

Making a Case for the Right to Preschool

04.23.24

High-quality early childhood education has life-long academic, developmental, and social impacts, but access to early childhood education differs substantially for children from different backgrounds. This disparity poses a complex issue: do children have a right to publicly funded preschool?

Education, Training and Labor

Early Childhood Education Potential Is Still Highly Untapped

04.23.24

Awareness about the importance of the early years is increasingly known worldwide, but effective system-level implementation is lacking. In order to ensure access to quality early childhood education for the most vulnerable children, effective structures, evidence, and political buy-in are essential.

Social Policy

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