A Brief History of Cowardice
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A Brief History of Cowardice

Writing instructor Chris Walsh is fascinated by cowardice. “I’m a bit of a contrarian,” says Walsh, who also serves as the acting director of the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University. “I’m interested in bravery, like everyone is, but I was also curious about its opposite. Cowardice helps us negotiate when … Continue reading

The Power of ‘We’
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The Power of ‘We’

Bob Moses, A.M. ’57, the Civil Rights leader who conceived and shaped the effort in 1964 to connect black Mississippi citizens with more than 1,000 out-of-state volunteers in a grassroots voter-registration drive — Freedom Summer, as it would come to be known — returned to his alma mater to receive the eighth annual Robert Coles … Continue reading

Closing in on a Global View
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Closing in on a Global View

  For Tarun Khanna, the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of the South Asia Institute, aspiring entrepreneurs could learn a lot from the Kumbh Mela. Held every 12 years, the Hindu pilgrimage attracts 120 million people over a 45-day period, the equivalent of about one-third of the U.S. population. Even … Continue reading

A Commitment to the Favelas of Rio
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A Commitment to the Favelas of Rio

Few people might describe spending a year in the favelas of Rio de Janiero—slums for millions of urban poor, with few public services—as a “phenomenal experience.” But that’s precisely what it was to Zak Paster, who studied government at the Extension School, graduating with a Master of Liberal Arts in 2014. Paster’s journey to Rio … Continue reading