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On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914. Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.

An Immigrant's Call to Service

Deval 'Dev' Zaveri | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Deval 'Dev' Zaveri

I'm as unlikely a military officer as you will find. We come from a caste of merchants, not soldiers; so when I wasn't in school, I spent my time working in my family's convenience store. Military service was never a topic of conversation in our home.

A Post-GDP World? How to Measure Real Progress in America

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

How should the US government institute supplemental national accounts that better reflect the well-being of the nation? The question stems from a central premise that new comprehensive indicators would lead to better-informed policymaking, and, in turn, genuine advances in the nation's prosperity.

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...

Study Finds Reasons Behind State Corruption

Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

What makes some state capitals so much more corrupt than others? New research provides a partial answer to that long-standing question: isolated capit...

MLK2010: Harnessing the Heritage of Haiti

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

At a time when our own deficit is soaring and the US faces innumerable challenges, we must unlock our creative capacities and cast new lines to help Haiti.

What is Work? Finding Your True Career in Life's Second Act

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Seconds acts are ours for the making. This concept was brought home to me as I chatted with John Sherman III -- a man whose professional story embodies the "yes, we can!" principle of positive second pro-act-ion.