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The Clemente Course in Humanities Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipients

The Clemente Course in Humanities Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipients

September 9, 2015

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.

Iran steps back

Iran steps back

July 14, 2015

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.

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One for the ages

One for the ages

June 26, 2015

Harvard analysts see fundamental shift in ruling legalizing gay marriage nationally

Disabilities, pushed to the side

Disabilities, pushed to the side

June 1, 2015

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), spent much of his career helping children with disabilities, including a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools. But when he came to Harvard to teach, he found a surprising number of students with disabilities of one sort or another in his own classes.

“I didn’t expect that I would have so many students who were disabled… Read more about Disabilities, pushed to the side

Nigeria at the crossroads

Nigeria at the crossroads

April 30, 2015

Nobelist Wole Soyinka decries violent fundamentalism, urges countering by those ‘on the side of life’

Business Can Help End Child Labor

April 9, 2015

Full post at Harvard Business Review:

I have always been fascinated by the question: How can for-profit corporations innovate to solve the world’s toughest challenges? My passion for this topic was formed at a very early age. Growing up in India, I realized that the country has too few resources to confront its many challenges; the only way India can hope to solve its problems is through innovation. I therefore committed my professional… Read more about Business Can Help End Child Labor

An Interview with North Korean Defectors

An Interview with North Korean Defectors

March 6, 2015

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. The event was facilitated by Harvard Human Rights in North Korea (HRiNK) and Woorihana, a North Korean human rights organization that seeks to connect students from the United States with defector students from North Korea.  HPR Senior Campus Editor Joe Choe sat down with human… Read more about An Interview with North Korean Defectors