Harvard Humanitarian Intiative

One for the ages

One for the ages

June 26, 2015

Harvard analysts see fundamental shift in ruling legalizing gay marriage nationally

South Sudan: The Looming Crisis of Constitutional Legitimacy

South Sudan: The Looming Crisis of Constitutional Legitimacy

January 27, 2015

The way government gets legitimacy has been at the centre of political inquiry. As political legitimacy is seen as individuals' voluntary consent to be governed by the political authority, the real question is how such consent is generated.

At Harvard, UN chief urges global community to confront world’s existential threats

At Harvard, UN chief urges global community to confront world’s existential threats

December 2, 2014

The world today faces an increasing array of threats to peaceful coexistence – from climate change and conflict to poverty and disease – all of which loom over the future of the planet’s physical survival, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned today in a lecture delivered at Harvard University.

Speaking in an address to the University’s Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he accepted the Harvard Humanitarian of the Year Award on behalf of “brave and courageous UN staff” the Secretary-… Read more about At Harvard, UN chief urges global community to confront world’s existential threats

U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard

U.S. quarantine moves hurting Ebola response in Africa: Harvard

November 25, 2014

(Reuters) - Moves by some U.S. states to isolate medical workers returning from fighting Ebola in West Africa could worsen the global health crisis by discouraging badly needed new volunteers, according to health experts at Harvard University.