Top Ten Harvard Kennedy School Web Stories of 2014

December 23, 2014
By Jenny Li Fowler

2014 was a significant year for Harvard Kennedy School. We launched our capital campaign, hosted approximately 700 attendees at IDEASpHere, and graduated more than 580 future leaders in public service.  Dean David T. Ellwood announced he would be stepping down at the end of the school year, and President Obama nominated one of our former professors, Ashton Carter, as the next U.S. Secretary of Defense.

Our faculty and research centers influenced the public dialogue on important topics including the ISIS threat, Russia and the Ukraine, Ferguson and criminal justice, and Ebola and health care policy. The JFK Jr. Forum hosted a number of esteemed leaders including Vice President Joe Biden, President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama, and Prime Minister of Albania  Edi Rama.

As 2014 comes to a close, we highlight the 10 most viewed Harvard Kennedy School web articles of the year:

  1. HKS Alumnus and Opposition Leader Leopoldo López Arrested in Caracas
  2. Statement in Support of Harvard Kennedy School Professor Ricardo Hausmann
  3. New Study Examines the Impact of Snow Days on Student Performance
  4. New Research Paper: Making Money by Giving It for Free
  5. Tom Schelling, Stanley Kubrick and Dr. Strangelove
  6. HKS Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2014
  7. Harvard Kennedy School Launches Campaign
  8. Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Perspectives on the Crisis in the Ukraine
  9. Disruptions to HKS campus and Surrounding Areas related to VP Biden’s visit
  10. Sharing a Passion to Make a Difference
David Ellwood

David T. Ellwood

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

"We have made significant progress together, and it has been an honor to be on this remarkable journey with all of you," said Ellwood.

Vice President Joe Biden

Vice President Joe Biden

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

“All foreign policy is the logical extension of human nature, with a lot less information to act on,” said Biden.



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