How Uber Wrangles Regulations

by Harvard Kennedy School

Brian Worth photo

Brian Worth, the Public Policy Lead for ridesharing service Uber, discusses how the company works with governments at all levels to tackle hackney regulations it sees as outdated. Worth participated in the Harvard Institute of Politics’ 2014 Internet Policy Conference.

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The Aims and Aftermath of the Hong Kong Protests

by Harvard Kennedy School

Professor Tony Saich, Director of the Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, explores the reasoning behind Hong Kong’s protest movement, the Chinese government’s response and what the protestors can hope to achieve.

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Barney Frank on Why Experience Counts in Congress

by Harvard Kennedy School

Barney Frank

Former Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank makes the case that voters need to put more value in the experience of their elected representatives. He also speaks about the movement for equality in the LGBT community, the atheist community and the push for the legalization of marijuana.

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Journalism in the Era of ISIS and Ferguson

by Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Professor Alex Jones, Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, speaks about the dangers facing journalists both abroad in Syria and at home in places like Ferguson, Missouri.

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The Russian Strategy in Eastern Ukraine

by Harvard Kennedy School

Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian military expert Dmitry Gorenburg, an Associate at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, breaks down Russia’s goals for its involvement in Eastern Ukraine and the strategies it is implementing to achieve them. He explains the concerns some NATO member states, especially those in the Baltics, have about Russia’s actions and gives his prognostication on where this is all likely to lead.

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The Online Industry's Fight for Net Neutrality

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Michael Beckerman

There’s a hot debate concerning how the FCC should regulate the internet and major online companies like Google and Facebook are pushing net neutrality through lobbying organizations like the Internet Association. Michael Beckerman, president of the Internet Association, explains why these companies consider net neutrality so critical. Beckerman was at the Kennedy School to participate in an Internet Symposium put on by the Institute of Politics.

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Rewind: Behind Brazil's World Cup

by Harvard Kennedy School PolicyCast

This year’s World Cup highlights Brazil’s emergence on the world stage, but its coming out party has not come without some tension. In an interview from last October, Associate Professor Filipe Campante explained how Brazil’s growing middle class has become increasingly vocal about concerns over public spending and government services and how the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics have exacerbated the problem.

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The Women who Rebuilt Rwanda

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Ambassador Swanee Hunt, a senior lecturer at the Kennedy School, explains how in the wake of a horrific genocide, Rwandan women helped bring the country back together and in the process made incredible progress towards gender equality.

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Edward Snowden: Hero or Traitor?

by Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Lecturer Chris Robichaud takes us through a new case study (coauthored with Laura Winig) exploring the question of whether NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was justified in leaking classified materials exposing the breadth of the US government’s surveillance activities.

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Can Privacy be Saved?

by Harvard Kennedy School

Julia Angwin

Pro Publica journalist Julia Angwin, a guest of the Shorenstein Center and author of Dragnet Nation, discusses her efforts to account for and protect her personal, private data online. After explaining the difficulty she encountered, Angwin calls for some kind of regulation to establish a baseline for privacy protection and describes some of the tools consumers can use in the meantime.

Photo by Janell Sims

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Making College Possible for Low Income High Achievers

by Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Professor Christopher Avery’s research has shown that a large number of low-income students aren’t even applying for selective schools, despite being well qualified. He discusses his findings as well as another report detailing the efforts of a non-profit in Minnesota dedicated to preparing a broad base of low income students for 4-year institutions.

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A Primer on Egypt's Presidential Election with Tarek Masoud

by Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Associate Professor Tarek Masoud gives a primer on Egypt’s upcoming election: the events leading up to it, who the major players are, and what it could mean for Egypt’s future.

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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.

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