Faculty & Research


Israel, Idea and State

How should Progressive Jews reconcile the changing nature of Israel today as state and ideal?

The Gravity of Groups

Mina Cikara explores how political tribalism feeds the American bipartisan divide.

by Max J. Krupnick

Plants on a Changing Planet

How long will the world’s forests impound carbon below ground?

by Jonathan Shaw

The Homelessness Public Health Crisis

Homelessness has surged in the United States, with devastating effects on the public health system.

by Lydialyle Gibson

Private Equity and the Practice of Medicine

Hundreds of U.S. hospitals are owned by private equity firms—does monetizing medicine affect the quality of care?

by Colleen Walsh

Diversifying Diet

A little-known diet improves cardiovascular health through several distinct mechanisms. 

by Nina Pasquini

Making the Public Record Public

Harvard legal database released

by Max J. Krupnick

Should AI Be Scaled Down?

The case for maximizing AI models’ efficiency—not size

by Nina Pasquini

How Air Pollution Affects Our Brains

An expert Harvard panel discusses the links between air pollution and dementia, learning, mental health, and mood.

by Jonathan Shaw

How Birds Lost Flight

Scott Edwards discovers evolution’s master switches.

by Veronique Greenwood

Reengineering Arts and Sciences

Spurring innovation, rethinking departments, tapping centers—and Ph.D. support

by John S. Rosenberg