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

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The Mystery of Mahler

Speaking to an audience at the Harvard Ed Portal, Federico Cortese, senior lecturer on music and director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, wondered why Americans have such a unique relationship with Gustav Mahler, the composer who conducted both the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic before his death in 1911. When he came to the … 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 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

Cultural Revolution Comes to Allston
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Cultural Revolution Comes to Allston

  When Peter K. Bol was in college, a revolution halfway around the world changed his life. In 1966, Bol began to study modern China — the same year that the Cultural Revolution occurred. “All of a sudden, China went from being a very interesting and promising place to a very awful place. A place … Continue reading