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

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

A Run to Remember
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A Run to Remember

Read the story at Harvard.edu. More than 600 Harvard faculty, staff, and students laced up their track shoes — or ran barefoot — to participate in the 11th annual Brian J. Honan 5K Run/Walk in Allston-Brighton on Saturday. The race has become a community event, bringing together people from both sides of the Charles River. … Continue reading

Pieces of a Puzzle
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Pieces of a Puzzle

  We recently asked Amy Brauer, the Diane Heath Beever Curator of the Collection, in the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, if she could pick an object in the collections that has a compelling story. She immediately thought of a 6th-century BCE Greek vase that had been missing a fragment for years. Q First, … Continue reading

Artful Balance
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Artful Balance

In speaking at Harvard about “dOCUMENTA (13),” Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, the exhibit’s artistic director and the Edith Kreeger Wolf Distinguished Visiting Professor at Northwestern University, found great meaning in a piece of art “the size of an iPod.” The 2012 show was based in Germany with installations in Egypt, Afghanistan, and Canada that attracted scores of … Continue reading

A Sampling of College
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A Sampling of College

  Educators from Cambridge’s public schools voiced their approval as Suzanne Bouffard, a researcher and writer with the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), spoke about the galvanizing power of helping students believe that college is a goal they can not only pursue, but can master and achieve. “Students need to believe that they can … Continue reading