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The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy held a conversation on June 3 with guest scholars Keisha N. Blain and Megan Ming Francis on the history of racist policing and ways to envision a just future.

The killing of George Floyd has reverberated across the United States, with protests that have shut cities down from coast to coast. We asked Harvard Kennedy School faculty for their analysis of the crisis and their thoughts on paths out of it.

Understanding the effects of demographics on COVID-19 testing and infections

In a new working paper, Professor George Borjas explores the interplay between demographics and public health in the context of COVID-19. His findings raise important questions about the role of socioeconomic status determining who gets tested, and who does not.

Professor Erica Chenoweth’s painstaking research has shed new light on the understanding of civil resistance, political change, and the surprising effectiveness of nonviolent action. With authoritarianism and populist nationalism on the rise worldwide, the importance of a carefully constructed empirical foundation has grown each year, she says. “Certainly, I didn’t think when I started down the path of this research that that would be the case.”

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