Each semester, Dean Douglas Elmendorf hosts a series of interactive discussions led by HKS experts on topics of current importance.
Fall 2023 Discussions
- Vexing questions about the causes, ramifications, and endgame of Russia’s war on Ukraine
- Rethinking international development strategy—and hearing echoes of global challenges in the United States
- HKS economists see complex paths forward for international trade and finance—with the United States and China as key players
- Is democracy in peril?
- Are difficult conversations worth having?
- Can our democracy be saved? HKS faculty discuss political divisions and what can bring us together
- Kennedy School scholars buck mainstream foreign policy view on Afghanistan withdrawal
- HKS faculty examine why the Afghan government fell and suggest pathways to stability
- HKS faculty debate hard policy options in Afghanistan, and ponder lessons learned
- Restoring Health and Economic Growth in Developing Countries
- Helping the Media to Strengthen Democracy
- Social Change Through Public Organizing and Social Movements
- How to Achieve Social Change Through Governments
- Promoting Social Change Through The Private Sector
- COVID-19: Effects in Developing Countries
- COVID-19: Gender and the Pandemic
- COVID-19: Race and the Pandemic
- COVID-19: The U.S. Response and its Impact on International Relations
- COVID-19: Threats to and Opportunities for Democracy