Harvard Kennedy School has named David Deming as the faculty director of the School’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.  He began his appointment as director on July 1, 2019.


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The Center's programs focus on PhD education, inequality, criminal justice policy, and the achievement gap in public schools.


With the visionary support of Malcolm Wiener, HKS has developed pathbreaking ideas in social policy.


On September 11-13, Harvard celebrated the career of  sociologist William Julius Wilson, the Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.


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Harvard Kennedy School Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the role religion and ethics have played in his life at the "Life Matters" talk.


Video: Why are some Democratic women not sure about nominating a woman in 2020?
MSNBC, April 29, 2019
In 2018, voters sent a record number of women to Congress and State Legislatures; but for 2020, Democratic women in early voting states tell the Associated Press they worry that the nation is not ready to elect a woman president. 
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Video: Bernie Sanders Campaign unloads on Dem “establishment”: Be “terrified”
MSNBC, April 16, 2019
Bernie Sanders has fundraised the most money out of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, sparking fear in “Stop Sanders Democrats.” Sanders’ manager shot back saying the other Dems are “terrified…as they should be” of the Bernie movement. Harvard professor Leah Wright Rigueur and Democratic strategist Adam Green discuss.
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Video: Senate Dems unleash plan to abolish the Electoral College
Cheddar, April 1, 2019
On Monday, Senate Democrats, lead by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hi) introduced a constitutional amendment to abolish the electoral college. Alex Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins Cheddar to discuss the recent fascination with killing the electoral college.
Featured: Alex Keyssar


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