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  • Norman Eisen shaking hands with Vaclav Havel at an indoor event

    The Last Palace and the Next Battle

    March 18, 2019

    Norman Eisen ’91 tells the epic story of democracy’s long victory in Europe through a house’s history—and his mother’s life.

  • Mary Robinson LL.M. ’68

    Leading a Movement

    March 6, 2019

    In the wake of Celebration 65, a commemoration of the 65th anniversary of HLS’s first class with female students, five participants—a former head of state and other successful alumnae in law, government, politics and business—share what they’ve learned about women’s leadership challenges, and how to bring change to their industries, the nation, and the world.

  • Europe’s Culture Crisis

    Europe’s Culture Crisis

    February 13, 2019

    Europe’s crisis—the challenges to liberal democracy across the continent, the rise of right-wing nationalist parties, the backlash against the European Union—isn’t a rebellion of economic have-nots, according to former HLS professor Joseph Weiler, who delivered the Herbert W. Vaughan Memorial Lecture, “The European Culture War 2003-2019,” on Feb. 6.

  • Norm Eisen

    Q&A with Norman Eisen ’91

    January 30, 2019

    An HLS education’s value for an author: One of the things I first learned how to do at HLS was how to assimilate large amounts…

  • Mary Robinson LL.M. ’68

    Mary Robinson LL.M. ’68

    January 30, 2019

    President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997 and the United Nations high commissioner for human rights from 1997 to 2002, Mary Robinson LL.M. ’68 now leads the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice. She’s the author of “Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future,” published in the U.S. in September, and co-producer of Mothers of Invention, a podcast that advocates a feminist approach to fighting climate change.

  • Linda Chatman Thomsen ’79

    Linda Chatman Thomsen ’79

    January 30, 2019

    The first woman to serve as the director of the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission, Linda Chatman Thomsen ’79 led the Enron investigation and expanded enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. She is now a partner in Davis Polk’s litigation department.

  • Preeta D. Bansal ’89

    Preeta D. Bansal ’89

    January 30, 2019

    After serving as New York’s solicitor general and working in private law practice, Preeta D. Bansal ’89 played a major role in the Obama administration’s first term as general counsel for the Office of Management and Budget. In 2015, she co-founded the Social Emergence Corporation to explore ways to encourage communication and community. She is a senior adviser to the MIT Media Lab’s Social Machines Laboratory.

  • Katie Biber ’04

    Katie Biber ’04

    January 30, 2019

    A former election lawyer and the general counsel for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, Katie Biber ’04 now works in Silicon Valley. After a stint as senior counsel at Airbnb, she’s the general counsel and corporate secretary at Thumbtack.

  • Meena Harris ’12

    Meena Harris ’12

    January 30, 2019

    Founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign, Meena Harris ’12 is now Uber’s head of strategy and leadership, and she serves on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women. She was a senior adviser on policy and communications for the 2016 campaign of her aunt, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris.

  • Portrait of Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. '84

    A Pioneer’s Logic

    January 23, 2019

    Yuko Miyazaki LL.M. ’84 sets a historic precedent as a female justice on Japan’s Supreme Court

  • 25 Million Sparks: Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 on his prize-winning book project

    25 Million Sparks: Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 on his prize-winning book project

    November 21, 2018

    Andrew Leon Hanna ’19 recently won the 2018 Bracken Bower Prize from the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company for the best book proposal about emerging businesses from someone 35 or under. Hanna’s book proposal, “25 Million Sparks”, aims to celebrate refugee entrepreneurs.

  • Morality in the Machines 6

    Morality in the Machines

    June 26, 2018

    Researchers at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society are collaborating with MIT scholars to study driverless cars, social media feeds, and criminal justice algorithms, to make sure openness and ethics inform artificial intelligence.

  • And the 'Torty' goes to...

    And the ‘Torty’ goes to…

    December 13, 2017

    This year, Jon Hanson challenged his torts students to create short documentaries about how tort law might apply to social issues and problems on the edge of the law’s reach. This challenge culminated in the inaugural Torty Awards--a screening and ceremony celebrating their inventive films on climate change, driverless cars, and the Flint water crisis.

  • A group of women take a selfie

    Pathways Upward

    August 9, 2017

    The third Celebration of Latino Alumni brought more than 200 HLS graduates and guests back to campus in March. The Bulletin interviewed five participants about their paths to prominence in government, the courts, and business, as well as what they’ve learned and what they’re working on now.

  • Lesson from the Big Crash

    March 15, 2017

    Steve Eisman ’88, an investor famed for predicting the 2008 financial crisis, spoke to HLS students in early March about why the economy crashed and whether the administration of President Donald Trump will undo the financial regulations enacted afterward.

  • A Mother’s Voice

    October 26, 2016

    Even when he was 5, Joel Motley '78 knew his late mother was doing important work; now, he has co-produced "The Trials of Constance Baker Motley," a short film about the woman who became the first black female Manhattan borough president, New York state senator, and federal judge.

  • Invisible Wounds of War

    October 10, 2016

    Military sexual trauma—rape or sexual harassment during military service—is a fast-emerging issue in the nation’s care for veterans and one focus of an HLS clinic.