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Generative AI can produce novel content — including essays, computer code, and artwork — that is often hard to distinguish from materials produced by humans. In this webinar, Sharad Goel, Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, explains how this technology works, and discusses some of the larger opportunities and challenges it poses for society.

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Leadership & Management: How Can Leaders Overcome Today’s Pressing Challenges?


 Matthew Bunn tours the horizon of nuclear dangers – and also offers some ideas on reducing the dangers and some good news about nuclear weapons.


Professor Bohnet discusses how we can redesign how we live, learn, and work to level the playing field so that everyone can thrive.


Harvard Professor David Deming  shares his thoughts on the science of soft skills.


Harvard Professor Jason Furman  shares his thoughts on the current economic landscape.


HKS Executive Education and Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences present a webinar featuring Harvard faculty Martin Wattenberg and Fernanda Viégas. 


Harvard Professor Sandra Susan Smith shares how the brutal conditions of confinement worsen life trajectories and offers an alternative vision that moves away from pretrial punishment.


Deval Patrick, former two-term governor of Massachusetts and professor of the practice of public leadership and co-director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership, shares his depth of experience with leadership challenges.


Mark Fagan, lecturer in public policy, presents how you can incorporate Artificial intelligence (AI) into your operations toolkit.


Julia Minson, associate professor of public policy, addresses the “psychology of disagreement” in the context of group decision making and collaboration. 


Rema Hanna, professor and faculty director of Evidence for Policy Design, guides a panel through questions about how to use data effectively in uncertain times.


Explore research-based tools for how to communicate more effectively and achieve your goals.


Julie Battilana, Professor of Social Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School and Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, leads a discussion about the fundamentals of power.


Harvard Kennedy School Dean Doug Elmendorf discusses obstacles and opportunities for today's leaders.


Arthur Brooks, professor of public leadership at HKS and professor of management practice at HBS, explores human behavior through the lens of nonprofit leaders.


Nancy Gibbs, Lombard Director of the Shorenstein Center and visiting Edward R. Murrow Professor of the practice of press, politics, and public policy and former editor in chief of Time, in a review of the media’s role in crisis.


Teddy Svoronos, lecturer in public policy, shares lessons from virtual teaching to improve engagement using proven techniques.


A panel of faculty  discuss the challenges facing state, local, and municipal leaders and upcoming executive programs designed to address these issues.


A panel of  faculty discuss challenges facing federal government leaders and executive program curriculums that provide new perspectives on these public problems.

Gender, Race & Identity: How Can Public Policy Create a More Equitable World?

Rema Hanna, Zoe Marks and Asim I. Khwaja explore dimensions of inequality that have been highlighted and exacerbated over recent years and how to address with data.

Sharad Goel, professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, discusses how criminal justice reform can be approached using computer science. 

Zoe Marks and Teddy Svoronos, lecturers in public policy, discuss how to craft inclusive policy using metrics tailored to community-level disparities.

Marcella Alsan, HKS professor of public policy, explores the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic on civil liberties, rights, and freedom.

Kimberlyn Leary,  faculty affiliate at the Women and Public Policy Program and the Ash Center, makes the case for “soft” skills in leadership.

Khalil Abdur-Rashid, Muslim Chaplain at Harvard University, instructor of Muslim Studies at Harvard Divinity School, and public policy lecturer at HKS, on how to address racial challenges.

Dr. Zoe Marks, lecturer in public policy, on global feminism, persistent gender gaps, and female leadership.

Leah Wright-Rigueur, associate professor of public policy at HKS and the Harry S. Truman associate professor of history at Brandeis University, discusses the current racial injustice crisis.

Leading Through Uncertainty: How Do We Move Forward from the COVID-19 Pandemic?


Juliette Kayyem, senior Belfer lecturer in international security, explores case studies and leadership skills during crisis.


Karen Dynan, economist and HKS professor of the practice economics, examines the recession and steps for recovery in the wake of the pandemic.


Ricardo Hausmann, director of the Growth Lab at Harvard's Center for International Development and professor of the practice of international political economy, on the economic impact of COVID-19.


Jason Furman,  professor of the practice of economic policy, discusses COVID-19 impacts and how to craft policy responses.


Mark Fagan, lecturer in public policy, discusses the global health pandemic's effects on supply chain management.


Juliette Kayyem, senior Belfer lecturer in international security, explores how to lead through the COVID-19 crisis with a focus on recovery.


Robert Lawrence, the Albert L. Williams Professor of International Trade and Investment, reviews how the pandemic affected the world of trade.

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