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PPPs as a Mechanism for Social Enterprises to Impact at Scale

PPPs as a Mechanism for Social Enterprises to Impact at Scale

Photo credit: UN By Vinay Nagaraju, MC/MPA and Mason Fellow 2017 Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) and social enterprises seem to exist in disparate worlds, but there is more opportunity for synergy…

How to Support Harvard Dining Workers During the Strike

How to Support Harvard Dining Workers During the Strike

Photo Credit: Local 26 By Ivan Rahman, MPP 2018 While sitting in my last negotiation class with Professor Brian Mandell, I could hear the chanting and drumming of the Harvard…

You’re Already in a Safe Space

You’re Already in a Safe Space

By Zouhair Mazouz, MPP 2017 Picture source: washingtonexaminer.com Full disclosure: That night, I meant to stir the pot. In the 2015 academic year, I had made a point out of…

John Oliver Oversimplifies the Charter School Debate

John Oliver Oversimplifies the Charter School Debate

By Matt Bubley, MPA 2018 What Last Week Tonight gets wrong – and right – about charters. The long segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has a rare…

US Government Green-Lights Self-Driving Cars

US Government Green-Lights Self-Driving Cars

By Sasha Ramani, MPP 2018 Self-driving cars have the potential to save thousands of lives, and a friendly regulatory atmosphere can encourage innovation into this burgeoning field. However, they may…

Hexit? The Rise of Anti-China and Independence Parties in Hong Kong Rattles Beijing

Hexit? The Rise of Anti-China and Independence Parties in Hong Kong Rattles Beijing

By Sasha Ramani, MPP 2018 Hong Kong’s Legislative election on September 4th saw newindependence-leaning candidates winning seats in the territory’s Legislative Council (LegCo). Traditionally, Hong Kong’s politics have been divided…

Don’t Neglect Student Voices, Keep Steve Jarding

Adam LaRose and Erika Ferguson The first time we sat in Steve Jarding’s course, we were very inspired by his appeal to the class; he offered a moving story about…

Public policy in the Holy Land

Public policy in the Holy Land

By: Labib Nasir, MC-MPA ’15 Over spring break, a group of four Palestinian students from HKS led the largest student trek – The Palestine Trek! Countless hours of hard work…

Dollars and Sense: The Boston 2024 Bid

By Mac Faulkner, MC/MPA ‘15 Think back to the first time you picked up a ball. Look down at the ball between your hands, before you attempt to throw it…

Restrooms undergo gender reassignment

By Katherine Blaisdell, Managing Editor, MPA/MDiv ‘16 In addition to new hand dryers and updated plumbing, the restrooms in Divinity Hall at Harvard Divinity School have experienced a gender change.…