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Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. Harvard faculty are engaged with teaching and research to push the boundaries of human knowledge. For students who are excited to investigate the biggest issues of the 21st century, Harvard offers an unparalleled student experience and a generous financial aid program, with over $160 million awarded to more than 60% of our undergraduate students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education.

Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world.

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Neoliberal policies have given way to resentment toward immigrants in Germany and other European countries. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

European data suggests the gig economy helped create Trump, Sanders

Why are populist candidates all the rage this year in the race for the White House? Recent research from Harvard and BU links it to the market economy and a similar trend in Europe.
There is very little evidence that commodity producing countries diversify their economies by adding value to their raw materials. Reuters/Siegfried Modola

Time for Africa to transition from extractive to learning economies

The downturn in the commodity boom will not automatically lead to diversification of Africa's economies. This can only be achieved through a focus on creating learning economies driven by innovation.
An electoral officer in Benin. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Are poor societies stuck with dictators?

A classical political science debate focuses on whether democracy is dependent on development. The director of the Electoral Integrity Project revisits the issue using new data from African elections.
‘As president, I will repeal every word of Obamacare,’ Ted Cruz proclaimed during the Feburary 25 GOP debate. Mike Stone/Reuters

How difficult would it be to repeal Obamacare for good?

The leading GOP candidates all claim one of their top priorities will be to repeal Obamacare. An architect of the original law outlines the thorny – but plausible – path to repeal.
Negotiations between members of the United Nations Command and North Korean counterparts in 2013. defenseimagery.mil/Wikimedia

What is the right response to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test?

U.S. forces in South Korea are on high alert after North Korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. But China may be better positioned to curb North Korea's menacing behavior.
Manifestation de militants écologistes devant la Maison-Blanche (Washington), en février 2013. Richard Clement

Les États-Unis, non à la contrainte, oui à la transparence

Si Washington s’oppose à un accord sur le climat qui serait, à l’image du Protocole de Kyoto, juridiquement contraignant, il insiste sur la nécessaire « transparence » des engagements nationaux.

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