Could an International Corruption Court Work?

by Harvard Kennedy School

Senior US District Court Judge Mark Wolf, a Spring 2014 Institute of Politics Fellow, makes the case for an international corruption court to help investigate and prosecute corruption in countries that don’t have the infrastructure to do so.

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A Nuanced Approach to Leaning In

by Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Senior Lecturer Hannah Riley Bowles explains her research on gender in negotiations and offers advice to women trying to negotiate higher pay. She also discusses the importance of open information and why the Obama administration’s recent moves to address the gender wage gap are a positive development.

Dive into Bowles’ research:

How Can Women Escape the Compensation Negotiation Dilemma?

Gender in Job Negotiations: A Two Level Game

Social incentives for gender differences in the propensity to initiate negotiations: Sometimes it does hurt to ask

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Ed Davis on Social Media's Role after the Boston Marathon Bombings

by Harvard Kennedy School

 Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis

Former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis discusses the critical role social media played following the Boston Marathon bombings, becoming the most effective way for law enforcement to communicate with the community.

Read the full report [PDF] from the Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management.

Photo by Michael Cummo.

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Sir Peter Westmacott on NATO and Russia

by Harvard Kennedy School

 Courtesy of UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Flickr

British Ambassador to the United States Sir Peter Westmacott, a guest of the Belfer Center, discusses the importance of NATO in the context of Russia’s recent annexation of Crimea. He touches on the West’s reaction to Russia’s actions and how they might impact negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program.

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Marshall Ganz on Organizing and Mobilization

by Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Senior Lecturer Marshall Ganz, a long time organizer who worked on civil rights and the unionization of farm workers with Cesar Chavez, discusses how organizing works to force changes in public policy.

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3 Years of Civil War in Syria

by Harvard Kennedy School

In the last three years, the Syrian civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives and uprooted millions. Dr. Charles Cogan, an associate with the Belfer Center’s International Security Program, discusses the international community’s attempts to end the hostilities, defends President Obama’s decision not to use military force to intervene, and weighs in on how the crisis in Ukraine may affect what happens next.

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Kevin Rudd on How China Will Assert its Power

by Harvard Kennedy School

Kevin Rudd (Courtesy of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade)

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd describes the internal debate in Beijing about how China will wield its increasing power in East Asia, and offers his opinion on how regional neighbors and the United States should react.

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A Strategic Perspective on the Invasion of Crimea

by Harvard Kennedy School

Sergei Konoplyov

Sergei Konoplyov, Director of Harvard’s Black Sea Regional Security Program and former security advisor to the Ukrainian parliament, offers a strategic analysis of Russia’s de-facto invasion of the Crimean peninsula and explains Ukraine’s historical importance in Russian politics.

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Susan Crawford on Net Neutrality

by Harvard Kennedy School

Susan Crawford (image by Timothy Vollmer)

Harvard Law Visiting Professor Susan Crawford discusses the critical importance of high-speed internet; explains why decreasing competition among internet service providers and setbacks in the fight for “net neutrality” are hurting consumers; and offers policy recommendations to restore competition to the market.

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Nickolas Roth on Nuclear Weapon Security

by Harvard Kennedy School

Missile silo

A series of high profile scandals in the US nuclear missile force have raised questions over security. The Belfer Center’s Nickolas Roth explains the problem, what it means for nuclear security, what has been done to remedy the situation and how it might impact the Obama administration’s efforts towards nuclear non-proliferation.

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Jeffrey Frankel on the Long Economic Recovery

by Harvard Kennedy School

Jeffrey Frankel

HKS Professor Jeffrey Frankel discusses the ongoing economic recovery; how showdowns in the US Congress have slowed growth; why the debate over stimulus and austerity may not be the right question in the first place; the United States’ long-term debt problem; and why there’s reason for optimism in 2014.

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Felipe Calderón on the New Climate Economy

by Harvard Kennedy School

Former Mexican President and current Harvard Kennedy School Angelopolous Fellow Felipe Calderón discusses his latest project bringing together leading economists, government officials and former heads of state to research economically viable policy solutions to global climate change.

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Sasha Issenberg on the Victory Lab

by Harvard Kennedy School

Journalist Sasha Issenberg, a 2013 Fall fellow with the Harvard Institute of Politics, describes how big data, statistical analysis and new insights from the social sciences have transformed modern political campaigns.

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Jane Mansbridge on the “New Normal” of Partisanship and Gridlock

by Harvard Kennedy School

Jane Mansbridge

In a time of unprecedented congressional gridlock, Harvard Kennedy School Professor Jane Mansbridge says negotiation skills are more important than ever. Mansbridge explains the historical underpinnings of today’s extreme partisanship, discusses why it’s unlikely to change anytime soon and offers ideas on how Congress could still be effective despite “the new normal.”

Find more information in the APSA’s full report on negotiation.

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Mo Cowan with an Insider’s Perspective of the US Senate

by Harvard Kennedy School

Mo Cowan

Former Massachusetts Senator Mo Cowan, a 2013 Fall Fellow at the Institute of Politics, discusses his 6-month stint in Congress; what it was like to be appointed to the role having never sought elected office before; the challenges of navigating the Senate’s arcane rules and procedures; and his perspective on the chamber’s oft-cited partisanship.

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