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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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