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Berkman Klein Center releases report on media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign

Berkman Klein Center releases report on media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign

August 17, 2017

The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society has released "Partisanship, Propaganda, and Disinformation: Online Media and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election," a comprehensive analysis of online and social media coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign that documents how highly partisan right-wing sources helped shape mainstream pre-election press coverage.

Martha Minow on the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education

August 16, 2017
Martha Minow on the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education

In a three-part lecture, Martha Minow, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence and Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor, discusses the legacies of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark 1954 civil rights case in which the Supreme Court declared state laws concerning the segregation of public schools to be unconstitutional.

HLS hosts conference on law and development

August 10, 2017
HLS hosts conference on law and development

Legal scholars from across the globe gathered at HLS in July for a two-day conference on law and development, the latest iteration of a series of conferences held periodically by a loose consortium of schools including Harvard Law School, the University of Geneva, Renmin University of China, and the University of Sydney, Australia.

A Professor’s Portfolio

August 7, 2017
A Professor’s Portfolio

For more than a half-century at HLS, Professor Emeritus Henry Steiner ’55 has focused on international human rights, including as the founder of the school’s Human Rights Program; he has also focused his camera on countries around the world, and is now sharing his deep passion for photography in a new book, “Eyeing the World.”

War Powers: A (Judicial) Review

August 2, 2017
War Powers: A (Judicial) Review

The post-9/11 war on terror was only 3 years old when David Barron ’94 began researching whether presidents enjoy as much unfettered power to conduct wars as was assumed by many at the time. A dozen years after he began, Barron, now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit and […]