Our faculty, researchers, and students grapple every day with the most urgent public problems facing our world. Ideas and solutions emerging from Harvard Kennedy School are a resource for you—whether you are a student, policymaker, thought leader, journalist, or engaged citizen.

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Lauren Brodsky.
Lauren Brodsky

How to galvanize leaders and policymakers to action on the worlds most pressing problems? Its not with a list of numbers. Instead, it depends on telling compelling stories about real people.

How the CCP went from rebel to ruler
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Anthony Saich

The Chinese Communist Party rose to power thanks to a small band of young men who navigated treacherous political waters. HKS Professor Anthony Saich traces this rise and how it has shaped modern China.

Skyline in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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Dara Kay Cohen

Based on original survey and focus group data, coauthors Dara Kay Cohen of HKS and Danielle F. Jung of Emory University argue that curbing collective vigilantism hinges on ensuring that state governments can provide for the basic needs of their populations.

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