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
 

In a world full of African American Democrats, black Republicans stand alone
USA Today, February 6, 2020
Black Republican voters struggle as both racial and political minorities.       
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

The Robots Are Coming. Prepare for Trouble. 
The New York Times, January 30, 2020
The workforce of the future is shifting in a new direction, one in which artificial intelligence can create new opportunities we have yet to discover. The question is, will it create good jobs?      
Op Ed: David Deming

Trump Signs Trade Deal With Canada and Mexico
New York Times, January 29, 2020
Gordon Hanson comments on the North American Free Trade Agreement’s legacy, its impact on job gains and losses, and what President Trump’s revisions mean for its future.   
Quoted: Gordon Hanson

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