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Women Entrepreneurs Shaking Up the Start-up Scene in the Middle East

Linda Mason | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Linda Mason

It takes a lot of courage to be a true entrepreneur in developing countries. As women entrepreneurs, we face the same challenges that all entrepreneurs face.

Women Entrepreneurs Shaking Up The Start-up Scene In The Middle East

Linda A. Mason | Posted 03.18.2015 | Impact
Linda A. Mason

It takes a lot of courage to be a true entrepreneur in developing countries. As women entrepreneurs, we face the same challenges that all entrepreneurs face.

#AOLBUILD Meets Founder Reshma Saujani @GirlsWhoCode

AOL BUILD | Posted 09.14.2014 | Technology

Saujani is a self-proclaimed "Feminist with a capital F" and while she asks "Where are the women?," she definitely knows where they should be: EVERYWHERE.

'America's Best Leader' Used Eric Reis's Lean Startup Before It Existed

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.17.2014 | Small Business
Marquis Cabrera

Below is an excerpt from our interview on how he intuitively used Eric Reis's Lean Startup during the early days of his organization. I am sharing this to illustrate that some nonprofits can, must, and should pivot to become more effective.

Stories in Development

Matt Bieber | Posted 05.09.2014 | Politics
Matt Bieber

Charley Johnson and I met as classmates at Harvard Kennedy School in 2009. At that time, we both believed that we were obligated to live lives of 'pub...

This Video From Harvard Students Reminds Us How Inspirational JFK Was

Posted 11.20.2013 | College

A collection of students at Harvard University are reminding us just how inspiring John F. Kennedy's speeches remain today a half century after his as...

Improving Social Services in an Era of Budget Cuts: Social Impact Bond Competition Gives Six States the Tools to Lead the Way

Kippy Joseph | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Kippy Joseph

State and local governments deliver and fund many of the nation's most important social services -- educating our children, training our unemployed wo...

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos on My Greek Drama and Leading By Example

Anastasia Roumelioti | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Anastasia Roumelioti

By the time we wrapped up, my head was buzzing with the inspirational advice I heard from this successful woman and great leader.

Harvard's Injustice Toward its Workers

Pierre R. Berastaín | Posted 06.01.2013 | Impact
Pierre R. Berastaín

The Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW), a 4,600 member union comprised of non-faculty staff across Harvard University's campus, has been operating without a contract. For a university that insists on its dedication to social justice, something is missing.

When Journalists Start Pursuing, Ethics Too Often Get Left Behind

Jerry Lanson | Posted 01.16.2013 | Media
Jerry Lanson

Much of the reporting on now-former CIA Director David Petraeus has been filled with factual detail. But a piece on the front page of the same day's Boston Globe, modeled another side of journalism -- the ugly practice of protecting anonymous cheap shots.

Paul Peterson: Putting Our Education System Back Together

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.15.2013 | Education
92nd Street Y

Harvard Kennedy School's Paul Peterson recently spoke with us about the challenges facing the U.S. education system. Peterson points to us falling ...

Joseph Aldy: On the U.S. Energy Debate

92nd Street Y | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
92nd Street Y

Both presidential candidates have spoken about the need for energy independence, and Harvard Kennedy School's Joseph Aldy recently spoke with us abo...

Brigitte Madrian: On Saving and Investing

92nd Street Y | Posted 12.24.2012 | Business
92nd Street Y

With so much focus on the economy and jobs, we recently spoke with Harvard Kennedy School's Brigitte Madrian about what Americans can do to better save and invest.

A Challenge for Climate Negotiators, and an Opportunity for Scholars

Robert Stavins | Posted 11.04.2012 | Green
Robert Stavins

The negotiating teams are now tasked under the Durban Platform with identifying a new comprehensive policy architecture. The negotiators are therefore hungry for new ideas, in particular for outside-the-box thinking.

Not Strictly Academic: What I Got Out of My Harvard Education

The Levo League | Posted 08.19.2012 | Women
The Levo League

In this day and age, professional degrees aren't a cure-all for your career.

The Evasion of Ethics at Harvard Kennedy School, or Why Digging Deep Into Ethics Makes Us Better Policymakers

Matt Bieber | Posted 05.02.2012 | College
Matt Bieber

The Harvard Kennedy School wants its students to do good in the world. If we really mean that, then we should take the question of what counts as good more seriously.

Unleashing Leadership Capital

Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos | Posted 11.21.2011 | Impact
Ambassador Gianna Angelopoulos

Former leaders are the ones with the first-hand experience. They've had successes, faced challenges, weathered crises, and have connections. That's leadership capital -- sometimes more valuable than money -- and we have to summon more of it off the sidelines.

David T. Ellwood, Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, on Public Policy Education

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Rahim Kanani

In a wide-ranging interview with Ellwood and I discussed the past, present and future of public policy education at the institution and broader issues of leadership and international affairs.

The Netflix For Voting? New Website Makes It Easier To Vote From Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Driven by a simple yet lofty vision -- to make it easier for more people to vote -- three graduate students at the Harvard Kennedy School developed a ...

If Women Ran the World

Hannah Peaker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Hannah Peaker

There was something in those women that took the stage and implored us to hurry history, who asked us not to be sitting here in three years time asking what we can do.

Top 5 Government Jobs for Ashley Judd

Steve Ressler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Ressler

I'll bet you didn't know that actress Ashley Judd just finished her Masters of Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School and is interested in public service.