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HKS in the News March 21, 2012

1. After winning Illinois, Romney turns attention back to Obama (Gergen) CNN.com

2. Scot out to help Khan win Pakistan elections (Ibahim) The Herald (UK)

3. Obama, Romney talk little about health care laws (Blendon) Associated Press

4. Students Reflect on Time Detained in Israel (Sheth) Harvard Crimson


After winning Illinois, Romney turns attention back to Obama

CNN.com

March 21

Quoted: David Gergen, Center for Public Leadership

Topic: GOP primary in Illinois

Mitt Romney regained his aura of the inevitable Republican presidential nominee on Tuesday with a solid win in Illinois' primary.

"One has a sense, that perhaps this is the final time that we'll look back and say this was the big turning point after a lot of twists and turns," CNN Senior Political Analyst David Gergen said. "I think what we may be seeing now is the beginning of the end. Not the end."

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Scot out to help Khan win Pakistan elections

The Herald (UK)

March 21

Quoted: Azeem Ibrahim, International Security Program

Topic: Ibrahim selected to work with Pakistani leader

A ScotS millionaire has been picked to become the right-hand man to Imran Khan – the former cricketer who hopes to be the next leader of Pakistan.

Azeem Ibrahim , who was raised in a council house in Glasgow after his parents emigrated from Pakistan in the 1960s, is to be a special adviser to Mr Khan in the country....

"When I first met with Imran Khan he reminded me of all the qualities of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan," Mr Ibrahim added....

A research scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and a World Fellow at Yale, he was among six children born to Mohammed and Khurshida Ibrahim.

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Obama, Romney talk little about health care laws

Associated Press

March 20

Quoted: Robert Blendon

Topic: Obamacare

...The most significant health care law since Medicare gets barely a shout-out from Obama. And when Romney must talk about the law he won in Massachusetts, it's because someone's got him on the defensive in the Republican presidential primary campaign.

"Big health care reform turns out not to be very popular -- and actually unhealthy for the candidates who did it," says Robert Blendon, a Harvard professor who tracks public opinion on the subject.

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Students Reflect on Time Detained in Israel

Harvard Crimson

March 21

Quoted: Sushma S. Sheth MPA 2012

Topic: Detention of HKS students in Israel last week

Just over a week after Israeli security personnel detained a group of Harvard students and affiliates, many said the experience gave them a small insight into the everyday tension between Israel and Palestine.

I think it’s one thing to understand the historic context between the Israeli and Palestinian people,” said Sushma S. Sheth, a trip member and a student at the Harvard Kennedy School. “But it’s another thing to wrap your head around the application.”...

While saying the probability of their detainment should have been low, trek organizer and Kennedy School student Ali H. O. Abu Kumbail said the region is volatile.

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In the HKS TV Studio

Jeffrey Frankel

Business News Network, "Business Day," Canada, 3/20

Topic: Ben Bernanke

Broadcast Notes

David Gergen, Center for Public Leadership

CNN, 3/20

Topic: GOP Illinois Primary

Joseph Aldy, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

CTV (Canada), "Power Play"; CBC's "Power and Politics," 3/20

Topic: Energy and climate issues


This selection of media appearances is compiled by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.

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