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A rationale and framework for responsible U.S. action in the Syrian crisis

A rationale and framework for responsible U.S. action in the Syrian crisis

By Sanjay Gokhale, MC/MPA’14 After three years of brutal civil war, 150,000 deaths and nine million refugees; Syria is still burning with no end in sight. International regimes are at…

On Ukraine’s Democracy

On Ukraine’s Democracy

By Roman Rubchenko, MC/MPA’14 For the last 23 years, since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Ukraine has been struggling to become a democracy. The Ukrainian constitution outlines a system…

A Nation Of Immigrants

By Patrick Daniel In his classic book A Nation of Immigrants, which was posthumously published in 1964, President John F. Kennedy recognized that virtually all Americans are immigrants. In his…

Professor Nye, Professor Allison on Major Global Events in the Past Year

Professor Nye, Professor Allison on Major Global Events in the Past Year

By Ran Wei As this academic year is coming to an end, the Citizen invites Professor Joseph Nye and Professor Graham Allison, both former deans of HKS, to offer their…

Home Economics: Give Mom a Little (Professional) Respect

Give mom a different kind of gift this Mother’s Day. Give her the gift of professional respect. No, really. What mothers do at home creates economic outputs that are chronically…

An Open Letter to the Harvard Kennedy School: From HKS Speak Out Coalition

We came to policy school to do more and to do better. We gravitated to Harvard Kennedy School, in part, because of its explicit mission to “train exceptional public leaders…

Kerry’s Green Cape

By Tim Purinton With compelling rhetoric and a stinging frontal attack, John Kerry is taking a deep plunge into environmental issues and in the process redefining the role of Secretary…

An Attack Comes Home: A soldier’s reflection on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

An Attack Comes Home: A soldier’s reflection on the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

By Nathan Finney I can hear my heart in my ears, blocking out anything but the swoosh-swoosh, swoosh-swoosh. My ears pop with every breath. My shirt clings to me as…

Being a Conservative at The Kennedy School

By Isaac Lara Note that the views expressed below do not reflect that of the HKS Republican Caucus. They are my views. As a card-carrying Republican, I find it deplorable…

My Proposed Commencement Speech

By Varun Bhandari Graduation is one of the key inflection points in our journey towards adulthood. For many of us, this could be our last time spent in an academic…

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