On October 29, Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund spoke on "Trade Tensions and the Future of the Global Economy." This event was held in the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum at HKS.

 

New books, articles, case studies, reports, and working papers are frequently added. Read more about the Center's working papers and faculty publications.

 

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 October 28, Emmanuel Saez, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Equitable Growth, University of California, Berkeley spoke on "The Triumph of Injustice." 

 

From October 7 to December 6, 2019, the Wiener Center hosted the traveling exhibit Undesign the Redline: The Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America.

 

New faculty member Will Dobbie talks about the common threads linking criminal justice, education, and consumer finance.

 

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.

 

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

 

Educators have praised “The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children” as one of the most comprehensive studies on parenting.

 

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

News
 

Is this free college program a model for the nation? 
Bloomberg, December 4, 2019
David Deming discusses the issues behind cutting costs in order to improve access to higher education.  
Featured: David Deming

Jamba Juice to Supreme Court: Electoral college voter and his conscience
The Christian Science Monitor, December 3, 2019
Alexander Keyssar describes the history behind the electoral college, and what its future might hold. 
Featured: Alexander Keyssar

Harvard and life sciences partners to build a center for biological therapies
Harvard Magazine, November 25, 2019
Amitabh Chandra explains the importance of a $50-million nonprofit facility for the development of cell- and gene-based therapies. 
Featured: Amitabh Chandra 

 

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