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Interview with Former Prime Minister of Jordan Omar Razzaz: Jordan’s Future

04.14.24

On March 27, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Ala’a Kolkaila spoke with Omar Razzaz, former Prime Minister of Jordan, about a range of topics affecting Jordan and the region.

Development and Economic Growth

The Capacity Building Imperative to Improve India’s Public Education

04.4.24

With evolving workforce demands, the expectations from India’s education systems have expanded beyond achieving universal enrollment and basic literacy and numeracy. It now needs to equip students with 21st-century skills.

Education, Training and Labor

Interview with Niall Ferguson: U.S.-China Relations

03.25.24

On February 28, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Nikolas Neos spoke with Niall Ferguson, the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, about U.S.-China relations.

International Relations and Security

The “Greedy Work” of Foreign Service: On the Status of Women in the Diplomatic Corps of Kazakhstan

03.8.24

Women in high-level positions can offer unique perspectives based on their diverse experiences. A more diverse Foreign Service that reflects Kazakhstan will result in enhanced policymaking, reporting, and analysis.

Gender, Race and Identity

Statistical Invisibility and the Plight of India’s Sanitation Workers: A Policy Perspective

03.3.24

Amidst the vast societal machinery that sustains India, sanitation workers operate as the unrecognized cogs essential to the public health system, yet they remain largely invisible within policy frameworks and legislative agendas.

Social Policy

Chinese-Indonesians Face Long Road to National Integration, Except During Elections

01.31.24

Indonesia takes pride in its national motto ‘unity in diversity.’ For its ethnic Chinese minorities, however, this phrase rings hollow.

Gender, Race and Identity

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

Aiding Afghans without Aiding Taliban

10.27.23

The goal should be to support the Afghan people, especially women, in their quest for dignity, freedom, independence, and human rights, while minimizing the risk of providing legitimacy and resources to the Taliban.

Human Rights

To What Extent is Singapore a “Middle Power” in the Indo-Pacific?

07.15.23

Elements of Singapore’s foreign policy qualify it as a “middle power,” as per de Swielande’s (2019) theory of regional powers in the Indo-Pacific. This paper addresses the predominance of studies on India, Australia, Indonesia, and South Korea in the literature, as the typical middle powers in the Indo-Pacific (de Swielande, 2019). Small states are frequently […]

International Relations and Security

A Playbook to Design & Deliver Financial Savings Solutions for Women

05.15.23

The gender gap looms large in financial inclusion. Across developing economies, women are six percentage points less likely than men to own bank accounts — in countries like Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Turkey, the gender gap is more than twenty percentage points. Men are more likely to report that they have saved any money in the […]

The Evolution of Our American Dream: A Conversation with David Siev

04.26.23

The basis of [my documentary, BAD AXE] is my family—we’re Cambodian-Mexican-American. We live in this rural white community, and it’s us trying to keep our family restaurant alive and the American Dream alive during one of the most uncertain times in history amidst a pandemic, a racial reckoning, and everything else going on in our country in 2020. So it becomes a story that explores the question: how do you keep the American Dream alive today when it’s being challenged now more than ever?

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