The White House has announced the distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, and a program Tim McCarthy, adjunct lecturer in public policy is heavily involved with, is among the honorees.
For the last 15 years McCarthy has made the eight-mile trek, on Monday and Wednesday nights, to Codman Square in Dorchester for The Clemente Course in the Humanities program to teach American history.
After 20 months of fitful negotiations, a coalition of world powers led by the United States announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with Iran to limit that country’s capacity to a build nuclear bomb for at least a decade. In exchange, the international community will lift harsh sanctions that have had dire effects on Iran’s economy.Read more about Iran steps back
Three North Korean defectors addressed Harvard students at the Fong Auditorium last Tuesday, sharing their personal stories of acclimatizing to life outside their birth country. The trio, now North Korean human rights activists, also shed light on their efforts to ameliorate human rights in the country. Read more about An Interview with North Korean Defectors