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

Engagement in Annenberg
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Engagement in Annenberg

Jaouad Didi wanted to make his marriage proposal to Geneviève Harbec perfect. “I wanted the proposal to be a story, something unique and remarkable,” Didi says. “When I received the e-mail about the Harvard Extension Student Association (HESA) annual family holiday event in Memorial Hall, I knew that was where I wanted to propose.” With the … Continue reading

Striking a Strong Balance
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Striking a Strong Balance

Dalya Oprian, a junior high school student from Cleveland, Ohio, spent the summer of 2015 on Harvard’s campus in the Secondary School Program. Correspondent Jennifer Doody asked the track and field athlete about her summer experience, both in and out of the classroom.  Q: Tell us about your Harvard experience. I learned a lot in my … 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

Working Toward a Just World
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Working Toward a Just World

For Mathias Risse, a government and philosophy lecturer at Harvard Extension School, the question of global justice is one of the great challenges of our time. “I had been thinking about many questions in a global ethics context,” he says. “Questions of fairness in trade, the justifiability of states in an interconnected age, what human … Continue reading

The Power of Poetry
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The Power of Poetry

  For Elisa New, the Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature at Harvard University, poetry is all around us. “I try to teach poetry both as an art form and a kind of historical documentation,” New says. “When I walk through midtown Manhattan, I have Frank O’Hara on my shoulder, reminding me to look … Continue reading