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


The Center's programs focus on PhD education, inequality, urban poverty, criminal justice policy, American Indian economic development, and the achievement gap in public schools.


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


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


The Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy is now accepting papers, essays, case studies, SYPAs or PAEs for our 2019 student prizes.


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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: 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

Poll: Americans blame pharma, insurers and providers for high health costs
Politico, March 29, 2019
Most Americans are focused on what they're being charged for health care, not how much they or an aging population are consuming, according to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll.
Quoted: Robert Blendon


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