In Troubled Waters, Cousteau Finds Resilience
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In Troubled Waters, Cousteau Finds Resilience

 Despite environmental devastation across earth’s oceans, Philippe Cousteau – explorer, adventurer, and grandson of renowned ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau – firmly believes there is hope. In the annual Lowell Lecture at Harvard University, Cousteau showed his audience of 250 people an image of pristine, turquoise waters before informing them it was the site of the … Continue reading

Cybersecurity: “It’s not if you’ll come under attack, but when”
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Cybersecurity: “It’s not if you’ll come under attack, but when”

In an era when cybercrime has become a significant global threat, cybersecurity has evolved from a strictly technological challenge to a vital problem that people from diverse sectors must tackle. This week’s passing of the controversial Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act is an attempt to create partnerships in the fight against cyber threats but—as many see it—comes at … Continue reading

What Zombies Can Teach Us About Leadership and Ethics
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What Zombies Can Teach Us About Leadership and Ethics

Q&A with Christopher Robichaud, Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School Robichaud, who teaches the intensive three-day course Emergency Ethics: Confronting a Global Crisis over Halloween weekend, shares what can be learned from a zombie pandemic simulation. When Robichaud wants to invite students to consider leadership challenges and ethical dilemmas that arise in emergency situations, he turns … Continue reading

How They Got to Harvard
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How They Got to Harvard

Thomas Hehir, Ed.D. ’90, the Silvana and Christopher Pascucci Professor of Practice in Learning Differences at the Harvard Graduate School of Education(HGSE), spent much of his career helping children with disabilities, including a decade teaching in Boston Public Schools. But when he came to Harvard to teach, he found a surprising number of students with disabilities … Continue reading

The Scholarship of Things
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The Scholarship of Things

Addressing an audience at the Harvard Ed Portal, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, the 300th Anniversary University Professor and a Pulitzer Prize winner for history, said that many objects in Harvard’s collections defy easy categorization. Consider, she said, the tortilla. “It’s one of my favorite objects in Harvard’s museums,” she said of the University’s 118-year-old tortilla, which … Continue reading

Earning Degrees of Freedom
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Earning Degrees of Freedom

Jonathan Haber earned his bachelor’s degree, in chemistry, from Wesleyan University in 1985. Nearly three decades later, he decided to earn another bachelor’s, this one in philosophy. He also resolved to complete his studies in just one year, entirely online, for free. Haber documented those 12 months on the website Degree of Freedom, detailing his … Continue reading

The Power of Theater
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The Power of Theater

At Boston Green Academy (BGA) in Brighton, Brendan Shea, manager of education and community programs at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), wrote words on a whiteboard as the audience called them out. “Freedom,” one person said. “Worth. And oppression,” another volunteered. The crowd of advanced placement English students, who had seen the A.R.T.’s production of … Continue reading