HKS in the News

Highlights from recent HKS news citations

 

 

Sovereign Debt at Square One

Project Syndicate, July 17

Jeffrey Frankel discusses the state of economics in Argentina

 

Measuring Ramadan

New York Times, July 11

Filipe Campante and David Yanagizawa-Drott speak on religious observance and economic behavior.

 

Use 'safe zones' to end immigrant crisis

CNN Opinion, July 13

Commentary by David Gergen and Daniel Katz on the immigration crisis.

 

Kerry Cites ‘Progress’ in Iran Talks but Says ‘Very Real Gaps’ Remain

New York Times, July 15

Gary Samore and Olli Heinonen are quoted in discussion on Iran nuclear talks.

 

The price is right

Harvard Gazette, July 15

Edward Glaeser is cited on his research on unhappy cities

 

Lean in … nicely: Women climbing corporate ladder still face backlash

Today, July 14

Hannah Riley Bowles speaks on gender inequality.


ISIS Seizes Nuclear Material -- but That's Not the Reason to Worry

The National Interest, July 11

Matthew Bunn analyzes the threat posed by terrorist groups seeking nuclear materials in Iraq.

 

Former Tufts President Lawrence Bacow joins Harvard Kennedy School

Boston Business Journal Mail, July 8

Lawrence Bacow is appointed leader-in-residence at CPL

 

Future of Oil Hangs on Iraqi Politics

Bloomberg News, July 9

Meghan O’Sullivan speaks about the impact of Iraq's political crisis on world energy markets.

 

Put American foreign policy back on the pitch

The Financial Times, July 7

Lawrence Summers discusses global economics.

 

Climate-Change Plan Poses Pascal’s Wager as Both Sides Oversell

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 30

Robert Stavins is quoted in an article about climate policy.

The Middle East at a tipping point

Boston Globe, July 3

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on U.S. Middle East policy.

 

The Nuclear Maginot Line

Politico, July 1

Graham Allison co-authors an article on the Iranian nuclear program.

 

Female College Grads Still Earn Less Than Men

Forbes, June 30

Hannah Riley Bowles is quoted in an article about the wage gap.

 

Climate-Change Plan Poses Pascal’s Wager as Both Sides Oversell

Bloomberg Businessweek, June 30

Robert Stavins is quoted in an article about climate policy.

 

Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies: Millennials the key to a stronger housing recovery

Boston Globe, June 26

Daniel McCue is quoted on the State of the Nation’s Housing Report.

 

Aereo’s use of TV fare found to break copyright law

Boston Globe, June 25th

Nicco Mele speaks about the US Supreme Court ruling on broadcast copyright law.

 

Michael Ignatieff gets full-time Harvard job

The Globe and Mail (Toronto, Canada), June 24

Michael Ignatieff appointed to Murrow Chair.

 

Being a Neocon Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Foreign Policy, June 20

Commentary by Stephen Walt on the crisis in Iraq and accountability.

 

A Harvard Professor Explains How Women Can Negotiate Better

New York Magazine, June 20

Hannah Riley Bowles is interviewed about women and negotiation.

In Push to Assert Rights, China Plans to Send 2nd Oil Rig to Waters Near Vietnam

New York Times, June 20

Holly Morrow is quoted in a piece on geopolitics of energy.

 

Ready for Hillary Clinton?

Boston Globe, June 19

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy credentials.

 

The U.S. and Iran: From sworn enemies to partners on Iraq?

CNN.com, June 17

Meghan O'Sullivan is quoted in a piece on the prospects of the US and Iran working together to help Iraq.

 

Capital-Campaign Compendium

Harvard Magazine, July-August 2014

David Ellwood is quoted in a piece on the capital campaign.

 

Better nightlife through experimentation

Boston Globe, June 15

Commentary by Edward Glaeser on late-night activity in the city of Boston.

Republicans play into Hillary's hands

CNN.com, June 13

David Gergen is quoted in a piece on how Eric Cantor's defeat boosts Hillary Clinton's presidential hopes.

 

The Army Alone Can’t Save Iraq

New York Times, June 12

Commentary by Nussaibah Younis on resolving the political crisis in Iraq.

 

Death of 5 troops exposes ‘inherent danger’ of war

Boston Herald, June 11

Tad Oelstrom is quoted in a piece on the risk to troops of “friendly fire.”


Four things everyone should know about wartime sexual violence

Washington Post, June 9

Commentary co-authored by Dara Kay Cohen on international efforts to end wartime sexual violence.

 

How to Pay for Only the Health Care You Want

New York Times, June 9

Commentary by Amitabh Chandra on U.S. health care costs.

Re-balancing alliances

Cyprus Mail, June 6

Commentary by Ali Wyne on shifting international alliances following Russia’s annexation of Crimea.

 

Longtime Clinton adviser Maggie Williams tapped for Harvard post

Washington Post, June 5

Maggie Williams is quoted in a piece on her selection as the next director of the IOP.

The news about Maggie Williams was also reported in the Boston Globe.

 

D-Day's Meaning

Boston Globe, June 5

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on US foreign policy challenges.

 

Medicare Advantage billing errors cost taxpayers billions

CNBC.com, June 4

Malcolm Sparrow is quoted in a piece on the unintended costs of Medicare Advantage "risk scores."

 

Dressing for 'success' only goes so far

Chicago Tribune, June 3

Commentary by Jeffrey Seglin on dressing to influence.

 

How to make a lasting difference: Mentor a child

Indianapolis Star, June 2

Robert Putnam and Saguaro Seminar are quoted in a piece on strategies for combating youth poverty in Indiana.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Global-Warming Rules

National Journal, May 30

Robert Stavins is quoted in a piece on the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions.

Stavins is also cited in Mother Jones.

 

Their memories and hopes: Philip Harding, Graduate speaker

Harvard Gazette, May 29

Philip Harding, MPP 2014 is profiled.

 

What's so scary about performance ratings?

FCW.com, May 27

Steve Kelmen is quoted in a piece on performance measurement.

 

Feeding Africa: why biotechnology sceptics are wrong to dismiss GM

The Guardian, May 27

Commentary by Calestous Juma on biotechnology and global food security.

 

How to kill the death penalty

Los Angeles Times, May 26

Commentary by Moshik Temkin on the death penalty in the U.S.


Do Women Need Guaranteed Retirement Income Products?

Forbes, May 23

Brigitte Madrian is quoted in a piece on her testimony before Congress on retirement planning.

 

Obama needs to reset his international strategy

Boston Globe, May 22

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on President Obama’s foreign policy.

 

Customs reforms positive for PH

Philippine Daily Inquirer, May 21

Carmen Reinhart is quoted in a piece on credit update in the Philippines.

 

Cambridge leads the way in regional housing boom

Boston Globe, May 20

Edward Glaeser is quoted in a piece on housing in eastern Massachusetts.

 

Happiness is overrated

Boston Globe, May 18

Commentary by Edward Glaeser on happiness and where Americans choose to live.

Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign

Harvard Crimson, May 15

David Ellwood, Iris Bohnet, and Felipe Calderón are quoted in a piece on the launch of IDEASpHERE.

 

Times Publisher Long Clashed With Abramson

Bloomberg News, May 15

Alex Jones is quoted in a piece on changes at the New York Times.

 

America's Ambassador Tefft Will Upset Russia, and That's the Point

Newsweek, May 14

Graham Allison is quoted in a piece on the next U.S. ambassador to Russia.

 

Study finds U.S. students lag behind those in other industrialized countries

Washington Examiner, May 13

Commentary by Paul Peterson on public education in the U.S.

 

Whose faith, whose girls?

The Economist, May 11

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is quoted in a piece on Boko Haram and Islam.

Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Wall Street Journal, May 8

Commentary by Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Nigerian group Boko Haram.

 

Where’s the US on Ukraine?

Boston Globe, May 8

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on U.S. policy and Ukraine.

 

Can the Voters Cure Phoenix's Public-Pension Sickness?

Governing, May 6

Commentary by Charles Chieppo on efforts to reform Phoenix's public employee retirement system.

 

Harvard Portrait: Rohini Pande

Harvard Magazine, May/June edition

Rohini Pande is quoted in a profile of her work at HKS.

 

China is Still Number Two

Project-Syndicate, May 5

Commentary by Jeffrey Frankel on China’s economic growth.


Leading Data-Driven Breakthroughs

Government Technology, May 1

Commentary by Stephen Goldsmith on using data to help solve public problems.

 

In the U.S., Punishment Comes Before the Crimes

New York Times, April 30

Devah Pager and Bruce Western are quoted in a piece on rising incarceration rates in the U.S.

 

5 Ways Being A Good Follower Makes You A Better Leader

Fast Company, April 30

Barbara Kellerman is quoted in a piece on the relationship between leading and following.

 

LITFest Begins Tuesday

Harvard Crimson, April 29

Greg Harris is quoted in a piece on the Harvard literary festival.

 

A Young Mayor Who Likes to Share His View From the Top

New York Times, April 28

John Della Volpe is quoted in a piece on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

6 Tips for Reluctant Negotiators

Bloomberg News, April 24

Hannah Riley Bowles is quoted in a piece on developing effective negotiation skills.

 

Obama’s longer-term foreign policy challenges

Boston Globe, April 24, 2014

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on President Obama's foreign policy challenges.

 

The Privatization Backlash

The Atlantic, April 23

John Donahue is quoted in a piece on growing levels of skepticism about privatization.

 

Leadership lessons from the Boston Marathon bombing response, one year later

Washington Post, April 21

The Center for Public Leadership is mentioned in a piece on the response to Marathon bombings.

 

Obama is on the right course with his reorientation toward Asia

Washington Post, April 21

Commentary by Tom Donilon on relations between the U.S. and Asia.

Putin's Dilemma after Crimea

The Moscow Times, April 17

Commentary by Kevin Ryan on Vladimir Putin.

 

When leaning in is the right move

Harvard Gazette, April 17

Hannah Riley Bowles is quoted in a piece on gender and negotiation.

 

Mistakes in Watertown

Boston Globe, April 16

Research from the Program in Criminal Justice Policy Management is cited in a piece on the

“Why Was Boston Strong?” report.

 

Would better data have helped?

Boston Globe, April 15

Commentary co-authored by Ed Davis on managing and analyzing data within law enforcement context.

 

'Stop-and-frisk’ won’t work for Boston

Boston Globe, April 13

Commentary co-authored by Anthony Braga and Edward Glaeser on the benefits of community policing.


Idle workers + Low interest rates = Time to rebuild infrastructure

Boston Globe, April 11

Commentary by Lawrence Summers on needed investments in America’s infrastructure.

 

Playing to Putin’s end game

Boston Globe, April 10

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on NATO’s options to responding to the Ukraine crisis.

 

Donors Idle as Jeb Bush Mulls 2016 Risking ‘7 Dwarfs’

Bloomberg, April 9

Nicco Mele is cited in a piece on the 2016 presidential race.

 

What about rental affordability?

The Hill, April 7

The Joint Center for Housing Studies is cited in a piece on the U.S. housing market and renters.

 

What the World Must Do To Kickstart Growth

Financial Times, April 7

Commentary by Lawrence Summers on the global economy.

This article was also posted in the Washington Post.


Japan’s image hurt by Abe’s militarist facade: Nye

Japan Times, April 4

Joseph Nye is quoted in a piece on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s defense policy.

 

Harvard report praises response to Marathon bombings

Boston Globe, April 3

Herman “Dutch” Leonard is quoted in a piece on the report on Boston Marathon bombings.

The report was also covered in an article in the Gazette.

 

Why Are We So Busy Trying to 'Figure Out' Vladimir Putin?

Foreign Policy, April 1

Commentary by Stephen Walt on political leadership.

 

Got Big Data? First Define Your Big Question

Government Executive, April 1

Article authored by Robert Behn on data mining strategies.

 

The Rise of Rwanda's Women

Foreign Affairs, March 31

Commentary by Swanee Hunt on leadership and women in Rwanda.


Why Are Rich Countries Democratic?

The New Dawn (Liberia), March 27

Commentary by Ricardo Hausmann on the connection between well-managed government and economic success.

 

Nations Pledge to Follow Security Guidelines for 'Dirty Bomb' Material

National Journal, March 26

Matthew Bunn is quoted in a piece on nuclear security.

 

Child poverty increased in Mass., report shows

Boston Globe, March 26

Julie Wilson is quoted in a piece on child poverty rates in Massachusetts.

 

US-Russia sanctions: Lost in space

Global Post, March 25

Stephen Walt is quoted in a piece on U.S.-Russia relations.

 

Boots on the budget

Boston Globe, March 22

Commentary by Linda Bilmes on U.S. military budget.


How we can help the homeless

Boston Globe, March 20

Commentary co-authored by Mary Jo Bane on state funding for homeless assistance programs.

 

Mayor named senior fellow at center that promotes innovation in government

Boston Globe, March 19

Profile of Joseph Curtatone and his appointment at the Ash Center.

 

A “Belgian Solution” for Ukraine?

The National Interest, March 17

Commentary by Graham Allison on Russia and Ukraine.

 

Iran Urges Progress as Nuclear Talks Resume

New York Times, March 18

Gary Samore is quoted in a piece on nuclear talks with Iran.

 

Jordan’s Urban Refugees

New York Times, March 17

Commentary by Marisa Porges on Syrian refugees in Jordan.


In 401(k) Plans, a Little More Makes a Big Difference

Bloomberg News, March 6

Brigitte Madrian is quoted in a piece on 401(k) savings plans.

Boston needs cooler buses
Boston Globe, March 6

Commentary by Edward Glaeser on public transportation in Boston.

The ‘failure’ of the ‘reset:’ Obama’s great mistake? Or Putin’s?
Washington Post, March 5, 2014

Stephen Walt is cited in a piece on the crisis in Ukraine.

Walt was also cited in an article in the Nation.

Putin’s clever game of chess
Boston Globe, March 4

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on the crisis in Ukraine.

Ukrainians are not that divided in their views of democracy
Washington Post, March 3

Commentary by Pippa Norris on developments in the Ukraine.

Scientists look at ways to cool the planet through geoengineering

South China Morning Post, February 21

David Keith is quoted in a piece on the prospects for geoengineering to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

America's Energy Edge

Foreign Affairs, March/April

Article by Meghan O’Sullivan on increasing energy production in the U.S.

 

Five Questions to Help Defeat Keystone XL

Huffington Post, February 18

Marshall Ganz is cited in a piece on effective organizing.

 

America risks becoming a Downton Abbey economy

Financial Times, February 16

Commentary by Lawrence Summers on inequality.

 

Companies Squeeze 401K Plans From Facebook to JPMorgan

Bloomberg, February 14

Brigitte Madrian is quoted in a piece on saving for retirement.

 

A Srebrenica moment in Syria?

The Boston Globe, February 13

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on intervention in Syria.

 

New Fed chair vows to stay the course

Boston Herald, February 12

Jeffrey Frankel is quoted in a piece on the U.S. economic recovery.

 

India’s Particulate Problem

The New York Times, February 10

Rohini Pande is quoted in a piece on air pollution in India.

 

Six keys to economic opportunity

Washington Times, February 9

Commentary by Paul Peterson on social mobility in America.

 

Energy a Bright Spot for Trade

Wall Street Journal, February 6

Robert Z. Lawrence is quoted in a piece on rising U.S. petroleum exports.

 

Tax land, not buildings, to help cities thrive

Boston Globe, February 6

Commentary by Edward Glaeser on urban development and tax policy.

 

A monument to saved art

Harvard Gazette, February 4

The Institute of Politics was mentioned in a piece on Monday’s IOP Forum event.

The Forum event was also mentioned in Boston Magazine.

 

Facebook, 10 years after

Harvard Gazette, February 3

Jonathan Zittrain is quoted in a piece on Facebook’s trajectory.

 

Fat marks the new class divide

Vancouver Sun, January 31

Robert Putnam is cited in a piece on nutrition and social class.

This research was also covered in the Times of India.

 

Human rights pressure on business

Mint & The Wall Street Journal, January 30

John Ruggie is cited in a piece on human rights and business.

 

A Brain’s View of Economics

Project Syndicate, January 29

Commentary by Ricardo Hausman on economic-development strategy.

 

The 'fearless' speech writer behind Obama's State of Union address

Reuters, January 28

Cody Keenan is profiled and Steven Jarding is quoted in a piece on the State of the Union address

 

Snow school closures 'no harm to learning'

BBC News, January 28

Joshua Goodman is quoted in a piece on Research on impact of snow days on student performance.

 

Doctors Abusing Medicare Face Fines and Expulsion

The New York Times, January 25

Malcolm Sparrow is quoted in a piece on Medicare fraud.

 

Davos 2014: leaders call for deeper cooperation between super powers

Al Arabiya English, January 24

Joseph Nye is quoted in a piece on international cooperation.

 

Researchers suggest ways to reduce wasteful government spending

Times of India, January 21

Jeffrey Liebman’s research is cited in a piece on more efficient approaches to government spending.

 

Going the Distance

The New Yorker, January 27

Robert Putnam is quoted in a piece on President Obama’s second term.

 

Bridging troubled waters

Harvard Gazette, January 17

Herman “Dutch” Leonard is interviewed about crisis management challenges.

 

Iran Sanctions Update: Have Senators Actually Read This Bill?

The Atlantic, January 16

Matthew Bunn is quoted in a piece on nuclear negotiations with Iran.

 

The trouble with China

The Boston Globe, January 16

Commentary by Nicholas Burns (and Graham Allison cited) on U.S.-Chinese relations.

 

Seeking Ways to Help the Poor and Childless

The New York Times, January 15

Kathryn Edin is quoted in a piece on helping the working poor.

 

Can Young Americans Compete In The Global Economy?

International Business Times, January 13

Paul Peterson is quoted in a piece on education and the U.S. workforce.

 

A Hammock in Kentucky?

The New York Times, January 11

William Julius Wilson is cited in a piece on poverty in the U.S.

 

Another Iraq War? Here’s How to Avoid It

Bloomberg News, January 9

Commentary by Meghan O'Sullivan the outbreak of new violence in Iraq.

 

New Urban Mechanics, keep tinkering

The Boston Globe, January 9

Commentary by Edward Glaeser Boston city efforts to use technology to improve government.

 

The high bar for Obamacare success stories

Politico, January 8

Robert Blendon is quoted in a piece on perceptions of the Affordable Care Act.

 

Questioning the specialization myth: Why growth means diversify

Taipei Times, January 6

Commentary by Ricardo Hausmann on economic diversification.

 

Strategies for sustainable growth

Washington Post, January 5

Commentary by Lawrence Summers on the U.S. and global economies.

 

Getting Creative on Public Workers' Health-Care Costs

Governing, December 19

Commentary by Charles Chieppo on rising healthcare costs.

 

Peacemakers, 2013

Boston Globe, December 19

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on people making a difference for peace.

 

FINRA names two Harvard professors as public governors

Boston Globe, December 17

Brigitte C. Madrian is named "public governor" by independent securities regulator.

 

Popular Science

Harvard Magazine, January/February

Sheila Jasanoff is quoted in a piece on scientific research going mainstream.

 

Can Chinese Market Reforms Help American Companies?

The Atlantic, December 13

Commentary by Ben Heineman on U.S. companies in China.

 

Space research and mobile tech: Kenya's next 50 years

CNN.com, December 13

Commentary by Calestous Juma on science and technology in Kenya.

 

An ‘Hour of Code’ isn’t enough

Boston Globe, December 11

Commentary by Ed Glaeser on computer education.

 

With Gift, Shorenstein Center Renamed, Fellowship Added

Harvard Crimson, December 11

Alex Jones is quoted in a piece on the new gift for the Shorenstein Center.

 

With Rental Demand Soaring, Poor Are Feeling Squeezed

The New York Times, December 10

Research from the Joint Center for Housing Studies is cited in a piece on the high price of rental housing.

 

The problem with public policy schools

Washington Post, December 6

Dean David Ellwood is quoted in a piece on public policy schools.

 

Mandela's unsung legacy of science in Africa

The New Scientist, December 6

Commentary by Calestous Juma on the death of Nelson Mandela.

 

Economic Inequality: A Matter of Trust?

The New Yorker, December 4

Robert Putnam is quoted in a piece on economic inequality and distrust of government.

 

Health disparities 'could be eliminated in a generation': study

Reuters, December 2

Larry Summers is quoted in a piece on the elimination of health disparities between rich and poor.

 

The Return of Japan After 20 Years of Stagnation

Moscow Times, December 3

Commentary by Joseph Nye on Japan’s future.

 

With HealthCare.gov, the government’s bad management skills are showing again

Washington Post, December 1

Commentary co-authored by Linda Bilmes on good management practices and the U.S. government.

 

Mind the Gap: Why Mayors Can’t Combat Income

The New York Times, November 26

Edward Glaeser is quoted in a piece on income equality.

 

Best, Gabbard Honored with JFK New Frontier Awards

Harvard Crimson, November 25

David Ellwood is quoted in a piece on the New Frontier Awards event.

 

Iran nuclear deal: 3 Questions with Ambassador Nick Burns

Global Post, November 24

Interview with Nicholas Burns regarding the Iran nuclear deal.

 

Where Is It Good to Be a Woman?

The Weekly Standard, December 2

Ricardo Hausmann is cited in a piece on the global gender gap.

 

This chart is amazing news for our health cost problem

Washington Post, November 20

Amitabh Chandra is cited in a piece on U.S. health care costs.

 

Carbon conundrum prompts some greens to think the unthinkable: nuclear

Reuters, November 19

Robert Stavins is quoted in a piece on nuclear power.

 

Cheating students more likely to want government jobs, study finds

Los Angeles Times, November 18

Rema Hanna is quoted on her cheating behavior research.

 

Nuclear Rights and Wrongs

Foreign Affairs, November 18

Commentary by Gary Samore on negotiations aimed at restraining Iran's nuclear program.

 

The Legacy of John F. Kennedy Reconsidered

Moscow Times, November 15

Commentary by Joseph Nye on President Kennedy’s legacy.

 

Challenges facing relief workers in Philippines

Harvard Gazette, November 13

Dutch Leonard is quoted in an article on relief efforts in the Philippines.

 

Pakistan's release of Taliban prisoners – an empty deal

Christian Science Monitor, November 12

Commentary by Marisa Porges on Pakistan and the Taliban.

 

The Would-Be Philosopher-King

Chronicle of Higher Education, November 4

Michael Ignatieff is profiled.

 

Spinning America's Report Card

The Wall Street Journal, November 8

Co-commentary by Paul Peterson on education in the U.S.

Peterson was also quoted in The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsday, and Stateline

 

A More Adventurous State

Financial Express (India), November 7

Lant Pritchett is quoted in a piece on India’s economic development.

 

Of Debt, Growth, Interest Rates and History

Bloomberg, November 5

Commentary by Carmen Reinhart on international debt and growth.

 

China: discipline or democracy?

Xinhua (China), November 4

Graham Allison is profiled in an article on ethical leadership and China.

 

VA Stops Releasing Data On Injured Vets As Total Reaches Grim Milestone

International Business News, November 1

Linda Bilmes is quoted in an article on funding for veterans’ programs.

 

Forget China and switch to Zimbabwe, Mexico or Egypt

Financial Times, October 27

Ricardo Hausmann’s Atlas of Economic Complexity research is featured.

 

High value in unpaid internships

The Boston Globe, October 31

Commentary by Edward Glaeser on unpaid internships.

 

Despite Policy Changes, Hurricane Sandy Hasn't Shifted Climate Change Narrative

The Huffington Post, October 29

Christine Russell is quoted on the topic of climate change.

 

Playing in the Right League

Huffington Post, October 29

Commentary co-authored by Paul Peterson performance of U.S. students.

 

Reasons to Talk to North Korea

The New York Times, October 27

Co-commentary by Stephen Bosworth on U.S. – North Korean relations.

 

The leadership industry

The Boston Globe, October 20

Barbara Kellerman is featured in an article on leadership.

 

Why the U.S. Is So Good at Turning Immigrants Into Americans

The Atlantic, November

Robert Putnam is quoted in a piece on immigration in America.

 

20 percent women, 100 percent effective

Global Post, October 18

Commentary by Swanee Hunt on female leadership in the Senate.

 

Study: Making Direct Eye Contact Is Not An Effective Way To Persuade

Forbes, October 21

Julia Minson’s research on eye contact and persuasion is profiled.

 

The Gap Between Schooling and Education

The New York Times, October 18

Q + A with Lant Pritchett on Global education of children.

 

Despite optimism, Iran clinging to enrichment

Jerusalem Post, October 18

Chuck Freilich is quoted in a piece about Iran’s nuclear program.

 

A healthcare history lesson for the GOP

Los Angeles Times, October 15

Commentary by Jane Mansbridge on the debate over the Affordable Care Act.

 

Imagining the Dollar Without Its Privilege

The New York Times, October 15

Jeffrey Frankel is quoted in a piece about the status of the dollar.

 

Iran nuclear talks in Geneva spur high hopes

Associated Press, October 14

Gary Samore is quoted in an article about Nuclear talks in Geneva with Iran and six world powers.

 

As The Shutdown Turns: It’s Time To End The Budgetary Soap Opera

WBUR’s Cognoscenti, October 10

Commentary by Linda Bilmes on the government shutdown.

 

Shutdown diminishes US as a global power

The Boston Globe, October 10

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on the government shutdown.

 

Debtlock in D.C.: A Chance for Obama to Pass the Ball (Not the Buck)

The Huffington Post, October 8

Commentary by Michael Zuckerman and quote by Maz Bazerman on the government shutdown.

 

Should Democrats throw John Boehner a lifeline

Politico, October 8

Commentary by Thomas Patterson on U.S. government shutdown

 

A Closer Look at Harvard’s Choice on Fossil Fuels

The New York Times, October 4

Robert Stavins is quoted in a piece about Harvard’s investment policy.

 

No day at the national parks

The Boston Globe, October 4

Commentary by Linda Bilmes on the government shutdown.

 

The Power Of Eye Contact: It's A Myth

Forbes, October 2

Research by Julia Minson on the topic of eye contact and persuasion.

 

Explaining the Gender Gap

Washington Post, September 30

Commentary by Jane Mansbridge on gender biases.

 

Shutdown Could be Shock Therapy

CNN.com, October 1

Commentary by David Gergen federal government shutdown.

 

It's time to retire 'isolationism'

USA Today, September 27

Stephen Walt is quoted on the topic of isolationism.

 

Medford, Harvard students and local volunteers spruce up Mystic River sites

Wicked Local: Medford, September 26

Harvard Kennedy School is cited regarding “HKS Serves.”

What's Slowing Health Costs?

Washington Monthly, September 25

Research by Amitabh Chandra on rising health care costs.

 

An opportunity for breakthrough diplomacy

The Boston Globe, September 25

Commentary by Nicholas Burns on U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.

Cooperating in educating
Harvard Gazette, September 23

Graham Allison and David Sanger are quoted in an article about combining resources to improve learning at Harvard.

 

Obama Challenge at UN to Show Syria Resolve While Sizing Up Iran

Bloomberg, September 23

Nicholas Burns is quoted in an article about President Obama at the UN and policy towards Syria, Iran.

 

Boston needs a chief entrepreneurship officer

Boston Globe, September 19

Edward Glaeser of the Rappaport Institute offers commentary on entrepreneurship.

 

Fed's stimulating words

Boston Herald, September 19

Jeffrey Frankel is quoted in an article on the Federal Reserve’s decision to continue the economic stimulus.

 

It's not all about climate. It's the soot, too.

Boston Globe, September 16

Harvard Kennedy School's Energy Policy Seminar is cited in an article on energy policy.

 

HarvardX Set To Launch Second SPOC

Harvard Crimson, September 17

Graham Allison and David Sanger of the Belfer Center are quoted in a piece about HKS Harvard EdX course.

 

Syria Chemical Arms Deal May Let Obama Focus on Domestic Issues

Bloomberg, September 15

David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership is quoted in an article about The US-Russia chemical weapons deal.

 

Volatile Syria

Harvard Gazette, September 12

Graham Allison of the Belfer Center,  Nicholas Burns of the Future of Diplomacy Project, and Joseph Nye and Marisa Porges of the Belfer Center are quoted in a recap of the Forum event on the Syrian crisis. The Forum event was also covered in Harvard Magazine.

 

Diplomacy to the rescue in Syria?

Boston Globe, September 12

Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center comments on diplomacy in Syria.

 

How Math's Most Famous Prize Affects The Productivity Of The Geniuses Who Win It

Business Insider, September 10

Research by George Borjas of the Wiener Center is featured in an article about the consequences of prestigious awards.

 

Why Chemical Weapons Are Different

The Atlantic, September 9

Ben Heineman of the Belfer Center provides commentary on chemical warfare.

 

Disruptions: Apple’s Next Unveiling Could Make or Break a Business

The New York Times, September 8

Nicco Mele of the Shorenstein Center is quoted in an article on smartphone technology.

 

Q&A: How To Do Political Coverage Better In The Twitter Age

NPR, September 6

Q+A with Peter Hamby of the Shorenstein Center about his research on social media and political campaigns.  Also covered by Fox News.


How can we expand college access to low-income students?

Reuters, September 4

Research by Christopher Avery of the Weiner Center is cited in an article on college access for low-income students.

 

Female doctors earn $50,000 less than male doctors

The Washington Post, September 3

Research by Amitabh Chandra of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy is cited in an article on the gender wage gap in medicine.

 

Arab revolutions pose

The Washington Post, August 30

Joseph Nye provides commentary on foreign policy in the Middle East.

 

An Imaginative, Creative Way to Deal with the Syrian Crisis

Foreign Policy, August 29

Stephen Walt of the Belfer Center offers commentary on the crisis in Syria.

 

Vermont nuclear power plant to close in 2014

Boston Globe, August 28

Henry Lee of the Environment and Natural Resources Program is quoted in an article about the nuclear power industry.

 

Why It's a Mistake to Ignore Russia

Bloomberg, August 28

Gary Samore of the Belfer Center is quoted in an article about U.S. foreign relations with Russia.

 

Health-care costs for wounded vets to increase for decades to come

NBC News/ News 21, August 26

Linda Bilmes is quoted in a piece on medical costs for veterans.

 

The Outsiders: How Can Millennials Change Washington If They Hate It?

The Atlantic, August 26

Nicco Mele, John Della Volpe, IOP, and HKS students are quoted regarding Millennials’ opinions of U.S. politics.

 

A middle way on mortgage subsidies

Boston Globe, August 23

Edward Glaeser provides commentary on mortgage subsidies.

 

3 Reasons to Delay Retirement

U.S. News and World Report, August 21

Jeffrey Liebman’s retirement benefits research is cited.

 

Democrat Juliette Kayyem ponders run for governor

The Boston Globe, August 21

Juliette Kayyem is cited regarding the Massachusetts gubernatorial race.

 

The Party of Old White Guys Changes Its Look

Time Magazine, August 20

Alex Keyssar is quoted on diversity and the GOP.


Coping with Alzheimer’s

Harvard Magazine, September/October

Amitabh Chandra is quoted in an article about Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Renovations pick up as Americans finally start hiring contractors again 
Associated Press, August 11

The Joint Center for Housing Studies is cited in piece on increase in home renovations.

 

Pollution Economics 
New York Times, August 9
Robert Stavins is quoted in a piece on emissions reduction.


Egypt's constitutional crisis
The Los Angeles Times, August 8
Jill Goldenziel of the Belfer Center co-writes on Egypt's constitutional process.

Is Caroline Kennedy qualified?
The Boston Globe, August 7
Swanee Hunt writes on the nomination of Caroline Kennedy as ambassador to Japan.

The Obama Setback for Minority Education
The Wall Street Journal, August 6
Paul Peterson of the Program on Education Policy and Governance writes about education policy in the U.S.

How African innovation can take on the world
CNN, August 6
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center provides commentary on Economic growth in Africa.

Crumbling American Dreams

The New York Times, August 3
Robert Putnam of the Saguaro Seminar writes on inequality in the U.S.

Iran Seen Trying New Path to a Bomb
The Wall Street Journal, August 5
Olli Heinonen of the Belfer Center contributes to a conversations on Iran’s nuclear program.

Will Iran Get a Bomb—or Be Bombed Itself—This Year?

The Atlantic, August 1
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center writes about Iran’s nuclear program.

John Kerry’s six-month report card
The Boston Globe, August 1
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center provides commentary about Secretary of State John Kerry’s first months in office.

Clinton Campaign-in-Waiting in Super-PAC Surpasses Rivals

Bloomberg
, July 31
Nicco Mele of the Shorenstein Center is quoted in an article about fundraising for political campaigns.

Pentagon a ripe target for cuts

The Boston Globe
, July 31
Linda Bilmes writes on the federal government’s taxing and spending policies.

How US, Russia can agree on missile defense
The Christian Science Monitor
, July 30
Kevin Ryan and Simon Saradzhyan of the Belfer Center write on U.S. – Russia relations.

4 in 5 U.S. adults struggle with poverty, survey says
Associated Press
, July 29
William Julius Wilson, Joblessness of the Urban Poverty Research Program contributes to a discussion on inequality in the U.S.

Want World Domination? Size Matters
New York Times, July 28
Richard Rosecrance writes about U.S. - European relations.

Iran Is Said to Want Direct Talks With U.S. on Nuclear Program

The New York Times
, July 26
Gary Samore of the Belfer Center is quoted about Iran’s nuclear program.

Republicans prepare for 'Obamacare' showdown, with eye to 2014 elections

Reuters
, July 25
Robert Blendon adds to a discussion on Healthcare reform.

China Coal-Fired Economy Dying of Thirst as Mines Lack Water

Bloomberg
, July 24
Scott Moore of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is quoted about water shortages in China.

In Detroit, bad policies bear bitter fruit
The Boston Globe
, July 23
Edward Glaeser of the Rappaport Institute writes on local government.

Your Money-What is the best amount to save for college?
Reuters
, July 22
Brigitte Madrian of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is quoted on saving for college.

Fracking films reflect twists in drilling debate

Associated Press
, July 22
Jeffrey Frankel adds to a discussion on perceptions of fracking.

How Morsy Could Have Saved Himself
Foreign Policy
, July 19
Tarek Masoud of the Ash Center writes on the ouster of former Egyptian President Mohamad Morsy.

Paying Auditors for Honest Appraisals
Wall Street Journal, July 17
Research on improving auditing practices co-authored by Rohini Pande of the Center for International Development is cited.

Egypt's second chance at democracy
The Los Angeles Times, July 17
Charles Freilich of the Belfer Center writes on Egypt’s political future.

North Korea's Powerful Weakness Over China
The Moscow Times
, July 15
Joseph Nye provides commentary on China – North Korea relations.

Former Obama adviser gets Harvard Kennedy School perch
The Boston Globe, July 12
Graham Allison discusses Thomas Donilon’s upcoming fellowship at the Belfer Center.

Robert Putnam receives National Humanities Medal
Harvard Gazette
, July 10
Robert Putnam of the Saguaro Seminar is quoted regarding his receiving the National Humanities Medal.

What Egypt Can Learn From Iraq, and Vice Versa
Bloomberg
, July 10
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center provides commentary on Egypt’s political future.

How standards are softening
New York Daily News
, July 9
Paul Peterson of the Program on Education Policy and Governance writes about common core education standards in the U.S.

Middle-Class Militants
The New Yorker
, July 8
Filipe Campante is quoted regarding protests in Brazil.

What the Snowden Affair Tells Us About American Democracy
Boston Review,
July 7
Archon Fung of the Ash Center writes about national security.

Celebrating our commitment to liberty
Boston Globe,
July 4
Nicholas Burns of the Future of Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center provides commentary on American ideals.

Egypt’s Reluctant Rulers
Slate
, July 4
Tarek Masoud writes on Egyptian politics.

After Failed Attempt in April, Europe Approves Emissions Trading System
New York Times
, July 3
Robert Stavins of the Center for Business and Government is quoted in a discussion of the European emissions trading system.

Fukushima Shows Nuclear-Terrorism Risks at UN-Diplomat Meeting
Bloomberg, July 1

Matthew Bunn of the Belfer Center is quoted on nuclear terrorism.

Gays, race and immigrants stir the US and its politics
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
, June 29
Richard Parker of the Shorenstein Center is quoted on social change and U.S. politics.

American power in the 21st century will be defined by the ‘rise of the rest’
The Washington Post
, June 28
Joseph Nye provides commentary on the future of America’s global power.

Obama, off to Africa, aims to reenergize US role there. Is time ripe?

Christian Science Monitor
, June 26
Robert Lawrence of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center adds to a discussion of President Obama's trip to Africa.

Low-Income Rental Market Contracts
Wall Street Journal
, June 26
Eric Belsky of the Joint Center for Housing Studies is quoted in an article on the State of the Nation's Housing report.

What's Behind The US Decline In Marriage? Pragmatism
Forbes,
June 25
Research by Kathryn Edin of the Wiener Center on marriage in the U.S. is cited.

Rising middle class fuels Brazil's protests
CNN Money, June 25
Filipe Campante adds to a conversation on the protests in Brazil.

Young and Isolated
New York Times, June 23
Jennifer Silva of the Saguaro Seminar writes on identity, class, and social connectedness.

From calorie counts to vehicle report cards, scientists study how to make disclosures work for consumers
Boston Globe, June 20
Archon Fung of the Ash Center is quoted regarding research on transparency.

Transatlantic Trade and its Discontents

NYTimes.com
, June 19
Pierpaolo Barbieri of the Belfer Center provides co-commentary on prospects for the E.U.-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

The Less We Know, the Surer We Are, Study Finds
Businessweek, June 19
Todd Rogers of the Center for Public Leadership is quoted regarding his research on political attitudes.

Meet Calestous Juma, Africa’s genetically modified crop ‘optimist’
Toronto Star, June 17
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center is profiled in an article on Africa and genetically modified crops.

Unfounded Fear of Common Core
Boston Globe, June 14
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute writes on federal education testing guidelines.

Future immigration could lower current immigrants’ wages
The Washington Examiner, June 12
Research on immigration by George Borjas of the Wiener Center is cited.

A smarter way to deal with China
The Los Angeles Times, June 12
Joseph Nye of the Belfer Center provides commentary on U.S. – China relations.

Obama should take a cue from JFK and 'go first' when dealing with Iran
The Christian Science Monitor, June 10
Matthew Bunn of the Belfer Center writes on U.S. – Iran relations.

10 things economists won’t tell you
The Wall Street Journal
, June 10
Jeffrey Frankel speaks on the U.S. economy.

Obama and Xi Must Think Broadly to Avoid a Classic Trap
New York Times, June 6
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center writes on US-China relations.

Will Obama End the Long War on Terror?

The Nation
, June 5
Stephen Walt of the Belfer Center is quoted in a conversation about President Obama's foreign policy.

US is Syria’s only hope
The Boston Globe, June 5
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on U.S. involvement in Syria.

How Africa can feed the world
The Wall Street Journal, June 4
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center provides commentary on agriculture in Africa.

David Gergen rails against 'criminalizing reporters'
Politico, June 4
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership discsusses government – media relations.

Geoffrey Canada: “You Might Be Greatest Generation Yet”
Harvard Magazine, May 29
Dean David Ellwood is cited in an article about Geoffrey Canada’s HKS commencement address.

Republicans see 'Obamacare' issues as key to 2014

The Associated Press, May 27
Robert Blendon adds to a discussion on healthcare in the U.S.

Politicians wrong-headed on economic research

Global Times, May 23
Dani Rodrik of the Belfer Center writes on economic research citing Carmen Reinhart of the Belfer Center.

Building roads in Africa? Send in the troops
CNN
, May 23
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center offers commentary on infrastructure in Africa.

Obama can still build 2nd term legacy
CNN,
May 21
Joseph Nye writes on President Obama’s legacy.

Three Benghazi myths

The Global Post
, May 17
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on the attacks in Benghazi.

Obamacare: 3 years in, it faces steep challenges
USA Today
, May 16
Robert Blendon is quoted in a conversation about healthcare in the U.S.

A bridge to East Boston — via ferry
The Boston Globe
, May 16
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute
writes on water transportation in Boston citing work by Linda Bilmes' class at HKS.

In Bloomberg uproar, ethics flags for new media
The Associated Press
, May 16
Alex Jones of the Shorenstein Center adds to a discussion on ethics in journalism.

U.S. Action in Syria Could Sway Iran on Nukes
Bloomberg
, May 15
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center provides commentary on the conflict in Syria.

Naypyidaw-on-Hudson: Isolated capitals are more corrupt
Foreign Policy, May 13
Filipe Campante's research on state government corruption is discussed.

How Goldman Sachs Can Help Save the Safety Net
The National Journal
, May 9
Jeffrey Liebman's work on Social Impact Bonds is discussed.

Heading Off the Coming Retirement Disaster
The National Journal
, May 9
The article cites research on retirement planning by Professor Brigitte Madrian.

The Politics of the Millennial Generation
Time Magazine
, May 9
A report on the Institute of Politics spring youth voter survey

VIDEO: The Myth of the Free Market
Huffington Post, May 8
Marshall Ganz of the Hauser Center is featured in a video discussing America's economic challenges.

Heritage says immigration reform will cost $5.3 trillion. Here’s why that’s wrong.
The Washington Post
, May 6
Research on immigration reform by George Borjas of the Malcolm Wiener Center is cited.

Political calculus keeps Cuba on U.S. list of terror sponsors
The Los Angeles Times, May 3
Juliette Kayyem of the Belfer Center adds to a discussion on the U.S. list of terror-sponsors.

Boom, Bust or What?
New York Times
, May 2
Lawrence Summers of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center discusses the U.S. economy.

The Iraq War at Ten
The American Interest, May – June 2013 Issue
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center writes on the the Iraq War.

A better tax plan
The Boston Globe
, May 2
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute provides commentary on covering the costs of transportation infrastructure.

Harvard’s Ash Center announces ‘Top 25 Innovations in Government’
The Washington Post, May 1
Stephen Goldsmith and Kara O’Sullivan of the Ash Center discuss the Center’s ‘Top 25 Innovations in Government’ list.

The less you know
Foreign Policy, April 30
Research on political polarization by Todd Rogers of the Center for Public Leadership is discussed.

What China and Russia Don't Get About Soft Power
Foreign Policy, April 29
Joseph Nye writes on the use of soft power.

For ‘Millennials,’ a Tide of Cynicism and a Partisan Gap
The New York Times, April 29
Trey Grayson and John Della Volpe of the Institute of Politics discusses the IOP’s poll on political views of millennials.

The Short History of the Future of Manufacturing
Scientific American, May 2013 Issue
Ricardo Hausmann of the Center for International Development provides commentary on the future of manufacturing.

Researchers Praise Response to Marathon Bombing
The Harvard Crimson, April 29
Arnold Howitt of the Ash Center and Herman “Dutch” Leonard discuss their paper on lessons from the Boston Marathon bombings.

Is it Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?
Business Week, April 28
Research by Lant Pritchett is cited in a discussion of global poverty.

Euro Resilient Amid Doubts of Turmoil as Dire: Cutting Research
Bloomberg, April 25
Research by Jeffrey Frankel on the European economy is cited.

The new normal?

The Boston Globe, April 25
Juliette Kayyem of the Belfer Center offers commentary on recovering from terrorist attacks.

Challenges, both here and abroad
The Boston Globe, April 25
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on lessons from the Marathon bombings.

Russia, US may face a shared threat
The Boston Globe. April 20
Simon Saradzhyan of the Belfer Center writes on Terrorism.

Boston never surrenders
CNN, April 16
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership writes on the Boston Marathon bombings.

Giving Margaret Thatcher The Feminist Cred She Deserves — And Would Have Hated
WBUR, April 17
Linda Bilmes provides commentary on former British PM Margaret Thatcher.

Cities Like Boston Show Resolve After Attacks
Bloomberg, April 16
Edward Glaeser, of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute writes on the Boston Marathon bombings.

A spectator event with no doors

The Boston Globe, April 16
Julietter Kayyem of the Belfer Center writes on the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Why not measure how well government works?

The Washington Post, April 15
Jeffrey Liebman of the Malcolm Wiener Center is quoted in a discussion on measuring the effectiveness of government.

As other nations prosper, so will United States
The Miami Herald, April 14, 2013
Robert Lawrence of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center provides commentary on emerging economies.

Contrasting Views on North Korea Underscore Sensitivities and Lack of Evidence
The New York Times, April 12
David Sanger of the Belfer Center authored this article on North Korea's nuclear program in which Gary Samore of the Belfer Center is quoted.

Why the NAACP Gets Top Billing at an Immigration Rally
ABC News, April 10
Research by George Borjas of the Wiener Center is cited in a discussion on immigration reform.

Despite all the confidence, the BRICS are without mortar
The Daily Star (Lebanon), April 10
Joseph Nye evaluates the BRICS.

Reagan, Thatcher forged a close, lasting bond

Associated Press, April 9
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on the death of former British PM Margaret Thatcher.

It's Equal Pay Day, but Still No Paycheck Fairness Act
US News & World Report, April 9
Victoria Budson of the Women and Public Policy Program joins a discussion on the battle for gender pay equity.

Shouldn't We Drug Test CEOs of Banks Receiving Federal Aid

The Huffington Post, April 7
Steven Strauss writes on drug testing aid recipients.

Watching the watchers: lessons from the science of science advice
The Guardian, April 8
Sheila Jasanoff offers commentary on holding science advisers accountable.

Iran Says It Offers New Plan for Nuclear Program

The New York Times, April 5
Gary Samore of the Belfer Center adds to a discussion on Iran’s nuclear program.

Obama’s nuclear vision — or illusion?

The Boston Globe, April 5
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center offers commentary on global nuclear concerns.

Five thoughts about North Korea
Global Post, April 3
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on North Korea.

Make Way for the Hybrids

Foreign Policy, April 2
Matt Andrews of the Center for International Development provides commentary on international institution reform.

Outsiders Should Evaluate Teachers as Well as Students
Bloomberg, April 2
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute writes on evaluating teachers.

How to Make Americans Really Save
CNBC, April 2
John Friedman is quoted in an article covering his research on retirement savings.

Waiting periods on 401(k) plans can be costly for workers
The Boston Globe, March 30
Brigitte Madrian of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is quoted about retirement plans.

Iraq, Afghan wars will cost to $4 trillion to $6 trillion, Harvard study says

The Washington Post, March 28
Linda Bilmes is quoted in an article that covers her research on the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

China Doesn't Belong in the BRICS
The Atlantic, March 26
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center provides commentary regarding the widening wealth disparities in the BRICS.

Everything you think you know about poverty is wrong
Deseret News, March 25
Lant Pritchett adds to a discussion about international poverty.

Robert Z. Lawrence: ‘A really healthy U.S. economy…will have a bigger trade deficit.’
The Washington Post, March 25
Robert Lawrence of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center
is interviewed regarding manufacturing trade and employment.

On DOMA, Real-World Arguments Could Sway the Supreme Court
The Atlantic, March 22
Ben Heineman of the Belfer Center writes on the upcoming Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases.

Development 3.0: adapting leadership for a changing world

The Guardian, March 21
Ricardo Hausmann and Matt Andrews of the Center for International Development participate in a discussion on leadership in global development.

Arguing Iraq—Ten Years Later A symposium
New Republic, March 21
Michael Ignatieff of the Carr Center writes about the Iraq War.

Was the Iraq War Worth Its Cost to the U.S.?

Bloomberg, March 19
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center provides commentary on the Iraq War.

Time for a Wikipedia overseas aid policy
Financial Times, March 19
Ricardo Hausmann of the Center for International Development writes about Millennium Development Goals.

Europe's hair-trigger economy
Reuters, March 18
Lawrence Summers of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center
writes on Europe’s economy.

Syria is melting away
The Boston Globe, March 18
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center provides commentary on the civil war in Syria.

Better Colleges Failing to Lure Talented Poor
The New York Times, March 16
Research by Christopher Avery of the Malcolm Wiener Center on high-achieving, low income students in the U.S is highlighted.

When Francis chooses a secretary of state, we’ll know how serious he is about reform
The Washington Post, March 14
Melinda Henneberger of the Shorenstein Center offers commentary regarding leadership at the Vatican. J. Bryan Hehir of the Hauser Center adds to the discussion.

Harvard professor argues geoengineering needs oversight
The Boston Globe, March 14
David Keith of the Belfer Center is interviewed about climate change.

Who Is Poor?
The New York Times, March 13
Kathryn Edin of the Malcolm Wiener Center is quoted on poverty in the U.S.

Look to the East
The Moscow News, March 11
Simon Saradzhyan of the Belfer Center offers commentary on China – Russia relations.

Venezuela's Chance to Escape the "Resource Curse"
Harvard Business Review, March 8
Francisco Monaldi contributes to a discussion about Venezuela’s economic future.

What's Worse -- Glass Ceilings or Glass Cellars?
Bloomberg, March 7
Research by Hannah Riley Bowles of the Center for Public Leadership and the Women and Public Policy Program Gender is highlighted.

What our children know

The Indian Express, March 6
Lant Pritchett offers commentary on education in India.

Obama nominations: Will they silence diversity critics?
USA Today, March 4
Victoria Budson of the Women and Public Policy Program is quoted regarding President Obama’s second-term picks for Cabinet and top positions.

US should focus aid on Syrian refugees
The Boston Globe, March 4
Juliette Kayyem of the Belfer Center provides commentary on aiding Syrian refugees.

A new great power relationship
China Daily, March 4
Joseph Nye writes on U.S. – China relations.

Is Obama's Climate Change Policy Doomed to Fail? Maybe Not.
PBS, March 1
Robert Stavins of the Environment and Natural Resources Program offers commentary about climate change.

Lee Kuan Yew, Grand Master of Asia
The National Interest, March 1
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center provides commentary on Asian economies and growth.

Americans sick of budget soap opera
CNN, February 27
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership
writes on the federal budget.

Sean Penn calls progress in Haiti 'extraordinary'
The Associated Press, February 27
A article discussing the Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum: Haiti Progress and Challenges Three Years Later

Brookings wants to revamp the federal budget. Here are its 11 best ideas
The Washington Post, February 25
Joseph Aldy of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is interviewed regarding his research on fossil fuel subsidies.

Hurling itself off successive cliffs, Congress shows dysfunction
The Boston Globe, February 22
Linda Bilmes provides commentary on the federal budget.

Preschool alters lives — or adds to status quo
The Boston Globe, February 22
Edward Glaser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute offers commentary on early education.

Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S.
The New York Times, February 18
David Sanger of the Belfer Center writes on international hacking.

50 years later, a reinterpretation of JFK’s famous words
MSNBC, February 18
HKS video “JFK50: Let the Word Go Forth” featured on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell”

How the US should handle Iran

The Boston Globe, February 14
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on U.S. – Iran relations.

’Energy Independence’ Alone Won’t Boost U.S. Power
Bloomberg, February 14
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center provides commentary on the future of U.S. energy.

Last chance to conquer the deficits
CNN, February 12
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership
comments on President Obama’s State of the Union address.

North Korea’s Lesson: Nukes for Sale
The New York Times, February 13
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center writes about North Korea’s nuclear program.

Captain Nemo
Columbia Journalism Review, February 11
Cristine Russell of the Belfer Center writes about storm media coverage.

The information revolution gets political
The Australian, February 11
Joseph Nye offers commentary on the information revolution.

The growth challenge
Reuters, February 11
Lawrence Summers of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center writes on the U.S. economy.

Defensive Medicine May Be Costlier Than It Seems
The Wall Street Journal, February 7
Amitabh Chandra of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy
offers commentary on defensive medicine and healthcare costs.

New U.S. International Economic Strategy
The Wall Street Journal, February 5
Robert Zoellick of the Belfer Center provides commentary on the U.S. international economic strategy.

Security breach at nuke plant a wake-up call
USA Today, February 3
Matthew Bunn of the Belfer Center adds to a discussion about nuclear theft and security.

Soup, a sandwich and deficit reduction
FCW, January 29
Steven Kelman writes on reducing the federal deficit.

Fidelity, others testify at Senate hearing on workers’ retirement savings
The Boston Globe, January 31
Brigitte Madrian of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is quoted in a discussion on retirement plans.

Kerry must engage China
The Boston Globe, January 31
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center discusses U.S. – China relations.

Beijing still prefers diplomacy over force
Financial Times, January 29
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center offers co-commentary on China’s economic power.

In Davos, world seeks U.S. engagement
Reuters
, January 27
Joseph Nye joins a discussion about international economic development.

There will be no peace dividend after Afghanistan

The Financial Times, January 24
Linda Bilmes discusses the economic effects of the war in Afghanistan.

Invest in Massachusetts, but don’t play Robin Hood
The Boston Globe, January 22
Edward Glaeser, of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute writes on government spending and taxes in Massachusetts.

Obama's historic speech deepens divisions
CNN, January 23
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership writes on President Obama’s second inaugural address.

Action on guns and immigration needed
The Boston Globe, January 21
Juliette Kayyem of the Belfer Center provides commentary on President Obama’s second term.

Urban Poverty in America: The Truly Disadvantaged Revisited
The Huffington Post, January 20
William Julius Wilson of the Wiener Center is interviewed on the subject of urban poverty.

As State Department nears completion of Keystone XL review, both sides dig in
Washington Post, January 17
Robert Stavins of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center discusses
the Keystone XL pipeline proposal.

The promise of India

The Boston Globe, January 17
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on U.S. – India relations.

One in four savers has 401(k) ‘leakage’
The Wall Street Journal, January 15
Brigitte Madrian of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center
is quoted in a discussion on retirement savings.

Obama's Chief of Staff Will Be the Most Important Appointment of His Term

The Atlantic, January 14
Ben Heineman of the Belfer Center offers commentary on Obama’s next chief of staff.

Sidetracking Debate on U.S. Security

The New York Times, January 13
Joseph Nye is quoted in an article about the next U.S. defense secretary.

Trying to nudge the Constitution out of place
The Washington Times, January 10
Paul Peterson of the Program on Education Policy and Governance writes on constitutional authority.

Good foundation to build on
China Daily, January 10
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center offers co-commentary on China – Japan relations.

Why U.S. Spending Cuts Won’t Kill Too Many Jobs
Bloomberg, January 9
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute writes about the impact of public spending on jobs.

Study Suggests Fix for Gender Bias on the Job

The Wall Street Journal, January 8
Iris Bohnet of The Women and Public Policy Program is quoted discussing her research on gender bias in the work place.

Diagnosis: Battered but Vibrant

The New York Times, January 7
William Julius Wilson of the Wiener Center adds to a discussion on strengthening Chicago’s neighborhoods

Immobile Labor
Harvard Magazine, January – February 2013
Daniel Shoag of the Taubman Center discusses his research on labor mobility.

A storm of a fight

The Boston Globe, January 3
Juliette Kayyem of the Belfer Center offers commentary on federal disaster relief

For the sake of democracy, elect women
The Boston Globe, January 2
Swanee Hunt writes on women in government.

College debts but no degree? Reform the Pell grant program

The Boston Globe, December 27
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute offers commentary on funding college educations.

The peacemakers of 2012
The Boston Globe, December 20
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes on global peace.

Modern slavery
The Economist, December 19
Siddharth Kara of the Carr Center is interviewed on the topic of bonded labor.

It's Time for Congress to Stop Politicizing VAWA and End a Human Rights Crisis
The Huffington Post, December 18
Lise King of the Carr Center offers commentary regarding The Violence Against Women Act.

The Egyptian liberals' soft defeat
Foreign Policy, December 18
Tarek Mashoud of the Ash Center writes on Egypt’s vote on a new constitution.

Honor the victims -- with action
CNN, December 17
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership
writes about gun control.

A tax reform to cut complexity, increase fairness
The Washington Post, December 16
Lawrence Summers of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center
discusses U.S. tax reform.

How to Attack the Gender Wage Gap? Speak Up
The New York Times, December 15
Research by Hannah Riley Bowles of Center for Public Leadership on the gender wage gap is cited.

Egypt’s Constitution Needs an Expiration Date

Bloomberg, December 13
Meghan O’Sullivan pf the Belfer Center provides commentary on ratifying Egypt’s constitution.

The fate of juvenile lifers

The Providence Journal, December 12
Marieke Liem of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management writes about sentencing minors to life without parole.

Analysis: Why America's unions are losing power
CNN, December 12
Linda Kaboolian adds to a discussion about American labor unions.

Massachusetts women at forefront of pay gap
The Boston Globe, December 9
Victoria Budson of the Woman and Public Policy Program is quoted regarding the gender pay gap.

Time to reform complex tax code

Politico, December 9
Elaine Kamarck of the Belfer Center offers commentary on America’s Tax Code.

Despair after climate conference, but U.N. still offers hope
Reuters, December 9
Robert Stavins of the Belfer Center is quoted on the topic of climate change.

The Baby Boom Bump

The New York Times, December 6
Jeffrey Liebman of the Wiener Center discusses changing demographics and the U.S. economy.

Will Egypt’s Liberals Ever Win?
Slate, December 4
Tarek Masoud of the Ash Center provides commentary on Egypt's political crisis.

Will President Obama push us over the cliff?

CNN, November 30
David Gergen offers perspective on the federal budget negotiations.

How US Can Deepen Ties in the Americas
Washington Post, November 29
Robert Zoellick comments on intra-American relations.

Japan’s nationalism is a sign of weakness
Financial Times, November 27
Joseph Nye offers commentary on Nationalism in Japan.

Salary growth lagging for U.S. primary care doctors: study
Reuters, November 27
Amitabh Chandra of the Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy discusses his recent study on salary trends for U.S. physicians.

Most Savers Are Passive, Little Influenced by Tax Breaks

The Wall Street Journal, November 27
John Friedman talks about his recent study on tax subsidies.

Three Ways To Avoid Future ‘Fiscal Cliffs’

WBUR, November 26
Linda Bilmes writes about U.S. government budgeting.

Giving thanks for the brighter future ahead
The Boston Globe, November 22
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center discusses optimism for the U.S.

Ease the 'Caregiver Tax,' Close the Pay Gap
Bloomberg, November 15
Iris Bohnet of the Women and Public Policy Program is quoted regarding gender equality in the workplace.

Help New York rebuild, but fix FEMA, too
The Boston Globe, November 15
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute discusses disaster relief and FEMA.

Social science takes spotlight bow in election

USA Today, November 11
Todd Rogers of the Center for Public Leadership discusses his research on the effectiveness of ballot initiative campaigns.

Three crises that can’t wait
The Boston Globe, November 8
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes about Obama's foreign policy.

Five things Obama must do
CNN, November 7
Elaine Kamarck of the Belfer Center discusses Obama's re-election.

Eight Questions: Tony Saich, ‘Chinese Village, Global Market’

The Wall Street Journal, November 6
Anthony Saich of the Ash Center is interviewed on China's growth.

It’s Time To Retire The Electoral College

WBUR, November 6
Alex Keyssar of the Malcolm Wiener Center discusses the Electoral College.

Tackling Investor Ignorance

The Wall Street Journal, November 2
Brigitte Madrian of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is quoted in a dicussion on financial literacy in the U.S.

Candidates quibble over size of government, but what US needs is quality
The Boston Globe, November 1
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute provides commentary on government efficiency.

Poor Infrastructure Is Africa's Soft Underbelly

Forbes, October 25
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center comments on Africa’s infrastructure.

Want a more substantive Obama-Romney debate on energy and climate? Read this.
The Washington Post, October 24
Joseph Aldy of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center is quoted in a discussion regarding environmental issues and the presidential election.

Advice To The Next President: Foreign Policy
WBUR, October 24
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center comments on U.S. foreign policy.

A night to woo women voters
The Boston Globe, October 23
Juliette Kayyem of the Belfer Center comments on the final presidential debate.

The battle for veterans' votes

The Los Angeles Times, October 19
Linda Bilmes writes about veterans and voting in the U.S.

Scant Gains for Romney in a Poll of Young Voters
The New York Times, October 17
John Della Volpe of the Institute of Politics talks about a recent IOP youth poll on voting.

Don't let candidates dodge questions
CNN, October 15
Todd Rogers of the Center for Public Leadership comments on political debates.

India's billionaires and the wealth of the nation
BBC News, October 12
A study by Michael Walton on Indian economics is discussed.

For Romney and Obama campaigns, stemming the tides of pessimism
The Washington Post, October 11
Steven Jarding of the Shorenstein Center writes on the presidential campaigns.

Al Gore has thrived as green-tech investor

The Washington Post, October 10
Elaine Kamarck of Belfer Center joins a discussion about Al Gore’s work fighting climate change.

One in five Americans reports no religious affiliation, study says

The Washington Post, October 9
Robert Putnam of the Saguaro Seminar is quoted in an article on religion in the U.S.

Tolls — the solution to Mass. commuting woes
The Boston Globe, October 4
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute writes about increasing tolls to address traffic congestion.

When Armageddon loomed

Harvard Gazette, October 3
Graham Allison and James Smith of the Belfer Center discuss the 50th anniversary of the Cuban missile crisis.

Why We Need Innovation To Prepare For The Global Aging Society
Forbes, October 3
Calestous Juma of the Belfer Center comments on addressing the needs of a growing elderly population.

Muslim Anger Could Spur Economic Growth
Bloomberg, October 2
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center writes about protests and violence in the Muslim world.

Four foreign policy flashpoints
The Boston Globe, September 27
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center comments on foreign policy.

Beatings Mar L.A. Police Overhaul
The Wall Street Journal, September 25
Christine Cole of the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
joins a discussion about accusations against the LAPD for use of excessive force.

Workers worry more than bosses, says study

The Sydney Morning Herald, September 24
Jennifer Lerner of the Center for Public Leadership discusses her research on leadership and stress levels.

Presidents’ Power Grew Along With Government

The New York Times, September 21
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership comments on the growth of executive power.

Intangible Dividend of Antipoverty Effort: Happiness

The New York Times, September 20
William Julius Wilson of the Malcolm Wiener Center
is quoted in a discussion on the effects of federal housing subsidies.

Obama’s Short-Run Fixes Neglect Long-Term Reform
Bloomberg, September 17, 2012
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center amd the Rappaport Institute
writes about President Obama’s economic policies.

Solar Geoengineering: Using Space Tech To Avert Climate Armageddon
Forbes, September 14
David Keith of the Belfer Center is interviewed about climate change.

Obama and Romney economic advisors spar on taxes, US aid

Boston Globe, September 14
Lawrence Summers participates in discussion on how best to repair the US economy at Northeastern University.

Murders in Libya point to need for wise leaders in US
The Boston Globe , September 13
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center writes about the presidential candidates’ responses to the murders in Libya.

As Low Rates Depress Savers, Governments Reap Benefits

The New York Times, September 10
Carmen Reinhart adds to a discussion concerning low interest rates and the international economy.

Don’t Perpetuate a ‘Culture of Endless Money’

The New York Times, September 9
Linda Bilmes discusses Defense Department spending.

Living in the Era of Megaterror

The New York Times, September 7
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center comments on terrorism.

What We Know About Iran's Nukes

Wall Street Journal, September 7
Olli Heinonen of the Belfer Center writes about Iran’s nuclear program.

Urban planning in Greater Boston needs to aim higher

The Boston Globe, September 6
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute
writes about Urban Planning.

Romney and the politics of pandering
CNN, September 1
Marty Linsky of the Center for Public Leadership writes about the 2012 presidential campaign.

How Romney can win the foreign policy debate

The Boston Globe, August 30
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center comments on Mitt Romney’s foreign policy.

Election a stark choice on America's future
CNN, August 24
David Gergen of the Center for Public Leadership comments on the 2012 presidential campaign.

A Generation of School-Voucher Success
The Wall Street Journal, August 23
Paul Peterson of the Program on Education Policy and Governance writes about his research on The Opportunity Scholarship program in Washington, D.C.

Thucydides's trap has been sprung in the Pacific

The Financial Times, August 21
Graham Allison of the Belfer Center comments on China’s rising power.

"On Point with Tom Ashbrook"

NPR, August 20
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center Center joins in a discussion regarding risk of war between Israel and Iran.

America’s state will expand whoever wins
The Financial Times, August 19
Lawrence Summers of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center comments on the U.S. economy.

Medicare Dominates Ryan Trip to Florida

The National Journal, August 17
Robert Blendon of the Shorenstein Center joins a disucssion regarding Paul Ryan's Medicare plan.

Obama vs. Romney on Syria policy
The Washington Times, August 15
Meghan O’Sullivan of the Belfer Center is cited in a discussion regarding the debate over U.S. intervention in Syria.

Election Day impersonation, an impetus for voter ID laws, a rarity, data show

Washington Post, August 12
Trey Grayson of the Institute of Politics is quoted in an article about voter identification laws.

In-State College Student Scholarships Extend Time It Takes To Earn Degree, Report Says
The Huffington Post, August 9
Joshua Goodman discusses his research on Massachusetts in-state college scholarships.

Obama AWOL in Syria

New York Times, August 9
Nicholas Burns of the Future of Diplomacy Project is quoted in Nicholas Kristof's column discussing Obama Administration policy on Syria.

Young in G.O.P. Erase the Lines on Social Issues
New York Times, August 8
Rema Hanna discusses her research on air and water pollution in India.

Scholars hurt by quality of state colleges
The Boston Globe, August 8
Edward Glaeser of the Taubman Center and the Rappaport Institute comments on state colleges in Massachusetts citing research by Joshua Goodman.

Good news: Air is cleaner. Bad news: Water still dirty
Rediff (India), August 8
Rema Hanna discusses her research on air and water pollution in India.

Is the Real-Estate Rebound for Real?

Wall Street Journal, August 6
Eric Belsky of the Joint Center for Housing Studies is cited in a discussion of the housing crisis in the U.S.

Chains of Gold

The Economist, August 4
Lant Pritchett provides perspective on industrializing economies.

Montgomery County Math Team elevates math to competitive sport
The Washington Post, August 2
Paul Peterson of the Program on Education Policy and Governance contributes to a discussion on the math proficiency of U.S. students.

Goldman to Invest in Rikers Program

The Wall Street Journal
, August 2
Jeffrey Liebman of the Wiener Center comments on the use of social impact bonds.

Mitt Romney flunks his foreign-policy tryout

The Boston Globe, August 2
Nicholas Burns of the Belfer Center discusses Mitt Romney’s recent international trip.

Insurance Rebates Seen as Selling Point for Health Law
New York Times, July 30
Robert Blendon of the Shorenstein Center is quoted in a discussion of rebates required by the new federal health care law.

Mexican Oil Reforms Are Vital on Both Sides of the Border

Bloomberg News, July 30
Meghan O'Sullivan of the Belfer Center writes about oil reforms in Mexico.

Obama Gives It Another College Try

The Wall Street Journal, July 28
Trey Grayson of the Institute of Politics is quoted in a discussion of President Obama’s campaign.

 

Happiness is overrated

 

Cambridge leads the way in regional housing boom

 

Customs reforms positive for PH

 

Obama needs to reset his international strategy