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Illustration of a man pushing a wheelbarrow full of petitions up the steps to Congress.

Illustration by Phil Foster

Research

Petitioning campaigns are a vital complement to democratic voting.

4.7.21

Photograph of Vikram Patel visiting with family members of a farmer in Maharashtra, India, who committed suicide

Vikram Patel, left, speaks with family members of a farmer in Maharashtra, India, who committed suicide.

Photograph courtesy of Vikram Patel

Around the globe, Vikram Patel finds, improvements in financial or mental health support both.

May-June 2021

Illustration of a man looking through a pair of binoculars with three, not two, objective lenses

Illustration by Dan Page

Ellen Langer rejects binary thinking, embracing instead a “third way.”

May-June 2021

Illustration of a man pushing a wheelbarrow full of petitions up the steps to Congress.

Illustration by Phil Foster

Petitioning campaigns are a vital complement to democratic voting.

May-June 2021

William "Bill" Kristol

William "Bill" Kristol.

Photograph courtesy of Harvard Kennedy School. 

Bill Kristol discusses the future of the Republican Party and the survival of American constitutional democracy. 

4.1.21

The homepage of the nonprofit Potential Energy Coalition, showing a blue circle superimposed on a black-and-white photograph of the ocean

A professor and a marketing professional have teamed up to raise awareness of the climate problem through the nonpartisan, nonprofit Potential Energy Coalition.

From the potentialenergycoalition.org website 

A professor and a marketing professional try a new tack in climate-change communications.

3.24.21

Several Harvard Computers and Radcliffe students pose for a photograph together, seated at desks and sitting on the floor

Harvard Computers and Radcliffe students in 1925
Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Library Archives 

Alumni scientist-filmmakers bring the Harvard Computers’ story to the screen.

3.23.21

Headshot portraits of Harvard Law School students Anna Vande Velde and William Roberts

Harvard Law School students Anna Vande Velde and William Roberts
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Law School 

A Law School report offers the City of Boston recommendations for reform.

3.18.21

Photographs of the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, representing the three branches of government.

Among the findings of a new survey on civic knowledge is that barely half of American adults can name all three branches of government.

Montage by Niko Yaitanes/ Harvard Magazine; images by Unsplash. 

A U.S. Department of Education-funded study, coauthored by Danielle Allen, calls for urgent reinvestment in civic education.

3.1.21