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.


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. Click the link below to watch a video of the lecture.


Via an online webinar, David Deming spoke about COVID-19's economic consequences and efforts to minimize its spread across the globe.


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


In light of recent developments with the Coronavirus, the Seminar Series will be canceled for the remainder of the spring semester.


The Wiener Center recently hosted the traveling exhibit Undesign the Redline: The Transformation of Race, Place, and Class in America.


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." 


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.


Even the Coronavirus can't bridge America's partisan divide 
Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2020
Recent polls show that Americans' view of the coronavirus is divided.  
Quoted: Robert Blendon

What Covid-19 means for international aid
CGTN, March 19,2020
Arvind Subramanian discusses the residual consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy as well as the structure of international aid.        
Op Ed: Arvind Subramanian

Maya Sen: Have U.S. Courts Become Politcal Prizes?
Harvard Magazine, March 16, 2020
Maya Sen considers the power of the legal profession and the politicization of American courts.       
Podcast Interview: Maya Sen

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