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  • emRace After Technologyem
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    Race After Technology

    Princeton University’s Ruha Benjamin took part in a discussion on her book, Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code. In her book she argued that new technologies help…

  • Ohio Governor John Kasich Gives Commencement Speech at Harvard Kennedy School
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    Harvard University Commencement Address

    Ohio Governor John Kasich (R) gave the commencement address to 2018 graduating students of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He talked about the importance of faith and values and…

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Speaks at Harvard
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    Secretary DeVos Remarks at Kennedy School of Government

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made remarks on education. Several students in the audience silently protested her appearance by raising their fists, snapping fingers, and holding up…

  • Elections and Cyber Threats
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    Elections and Cyber Threats

    Former campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney were among the panelists at a discussion on the 2016 election and growing role of cybersecurity in elections. The campaign managers,…

  • Harvard Law School Hosts Discussion with Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch
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    Criminal Justice and Civil Rights

    Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who’s a former Harvard Law School student, returned to her alma mater to speak to students about her career, civil rights, and the criminal justice…

  • Discussion focuses on Russian Hacking
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    Russian Cyber Operations

    New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger; Fiona Hill, formerly with the National Intelligence Council; and author Ben Buchanan discussed Russian cyber intelligence operations and hacking.…

  • Harvard 2016 Presidential Campaign Managers Panel
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    Harvard 2016 Presidential Campaign Managers Panel

    Campaign managers from the Clinton and Trump 2016 presidential campaigns discussed the recent campaign in an often contentious forum at Harvard University. “War Stories: Inside Campaign 2016” was a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum…

  • Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism
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    Impact of Digital Technology on Journalism

    Media executives talked about the impact of digital media on journalism. Among the many topics they addressed were the sale of the Washington Post, Time’s purchase of Huffington Post, newspapers'…

  • Women and the Nobel Prize
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    Women and the Nobel Prize

    A panel of women from across Africa and the Middle East talked about their own experiences as women peacebuilders and freedom fighters.

  • Tawakkol Karman on Unrest in the Arab World
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    Tawakkol Karman on Unrest in the Arab World

    Nobel Laureate Tawakkol Karman spoke about political unrest and violence in North Africa and the Middle, often referred to the “Arab Spring.” She talked about her experiences starting the…

  • Conversation with Wael Ghonim
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    Conversation with Wael Ghonim

    On the one year anniversary of being imprisoned in Cairo for his Facebook page that helped spark the Egyptian Revolution, Wael Ghonim spoke to students at the Harvard Kennedy School in…

  • White House Photographers
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    White House Photographers

    Former chief White House photographers talked about what it takes to document the life of the president and the presidency and capturing history as part of their jobs. The photographers told the…

  • Investigative Reporting
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    Investigative Reporting

    Journalists spoke about the state of the news and information business, as well as the future of journalism. The event began with a tribute to David Halberstam, and then turned to the…

  • Presidential Debates
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    Presidential Debates

    1988 Democratic party presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, former ABC anchor Charles Gibson, political operatives, and a new media specialist spoke about the first 1960 presidential debate…

  • Mohamed El Baradei Remarks
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    Mohamed El Baradei Remarks

    Mohamad El Baradei spoke about international politics and nuclear non-proliferation. Among the topics he addressed were nuclear development programs in developing countries, efforts by Iran…

  • AfricanAmerican Political Blogs and Social Media
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    African-American Political Blogs and Social Media

    Cheryl Contee, who blogs under the name Jill Tubman, talked about rising influence of black political blogs and social media. She also responded to questions from the audience.

  • 50th Anniversary of Peace Corps
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    50th Anniversary of Peace Corps

    Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams talked with former directors about what they learned from running the Peace Corps. Among the topics they addressed were the current and past work of…

  • Lessons of War
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    Lessons of War

    Robert McNamara, former Defense Secretary in the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations (1961-68) discussed lessons he learned from his involvement in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam…

  • Advising the President
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    Advising the President

    Panelists talked about the unique insights they had gained in their roles as presidential advisers. Ted Sorensen was special counsel, adviser, and speechwriter to President Kennedy. Ken…

  • Gordon Brown Remarks
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    Gordon Brown Remarks

    Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave the Malcolm Wiener lecture in international political economy. In his remarks he called for a global financial constitution to establish…

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