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Common Threat

Common Threat

July 25, 2017

Author of the best-selling “Nudge,” about influencing people’s behavior for their benefit, Professor Cass Sunstein ’78 has just published a new book titled “#republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media.” Sunstein, who served as administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration, argues in the book […]

A Disarming Leader: Docherty recognized for contributions to human rights

July 19, 2017
A Disarming Leader: Docherty recognized for contributions to human rights

Over the course of her career, as Bonnie Docherty ’01 has emerged as an international expert on civilian protection in armed conflict, she has also mentored scores of clinical students, from field researchers in conflict zones to advocates inside the halls of the U.N. in Geneva.

Finance meets humanities — really

July 17, 2017
Finance meets humanities — really

As an economist, Professor Mihir Desai has gained recognition for his expertise in tax policy and international and corporate finance, but Desai–also a professor of finance at Harvard Business School –has set aside his usual academic work in a new book, “The Wisdom of Finance: Discovering Humanity in the World of Risk and Return.”

Kate Konschnik named executive director of Harvard Environmental Law Program

July 6, 2017
Kate Konschnik named executive director of Harvard Environmental Law Program

Kate Konschnik, a lecturer on law and the founding director of Harvard Law School’s Environmental Policy Initiative (EPI), has been named the executive director of the Environmental Law Program (ELP).

What Comey’s testimony means

June 9, 2017
What Comey’s testimony means

Nancy Gertner, a retired federal judge in Massachusetts who is now a senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, spoke with the Gazette about the legal issues swirling around President Donald Trump and FBI Director James Comey's testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee.