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Chile’s school admission system. Segregation or inclusion? by Andrea Rebolledo & Ingrid Olea


Before 2015, charter schools[1] in Chile were able to select prospective students based on the socioeconomic status of their families, revealed through the ability to pay a copayment;[2] and on other requirements, such as personality tests, admissions tests, marriage certificates, baptism certificates and others[3], that allowed the schools to discriminate against children whose families could […]

"Waiting" - Julien Harneis

Event review: Yemen at the edge


A final resolution to the conflict in Yemen must be locally led and locally driven. Oxfam CEO Abby Maxman comments on prospects for peace in Yemen.

International Relations and Security

Chinese Jews and Israel’s National Security Strategy in the 21st Century


BY SHAI KIVITY A tectonic movement in the nature of international relations has arrived, with most of the West ignoring it – the rise of China. As China’s GDP has recently surpassed the United States’, making it the strongest country in the world from an economic standpoint, the US has woken up to find itself […]

John Kroger’s Guide to Evaluating 2020 Presidential Candidates


BY KEVIN FRAZIER When we think of great leaders, we often think of U.S. presidents. It’s easy to find books on what these presidents achieved, but what leadership traits made their accomplishments possible? It’s a question that John Kroger, a Hauser Leader in Residence at the Kennedy School of Government and a Fellow of the […]

Dads can close the gender pay gap


Want to close the gender pay gap? Get men to look after their kids. BY ELLIOTT JAMES In the past 50 years, we’ve seen millions of American women join the workforce, deployed 300,000 to Iraq and Afghanistan, sent hundreds to Congress, appointed four to the Supreme Court and launched 40 into space. Which for some […]

Hamed Malekpour - Tasnim News

Going nowhere alone: US sanctions on Iran and the afterlife of the JCPOA


Renewed US sanctions will have a detrimental impact on the Iranian economy, but Iran is winning the public relations battle on the world stage.

Human Rights

Remembering “Comfort Women” in South Korea and Beyond


BY WON-MO KOO Just four years ago, Nadia Murad, co-recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, was one of the thousands of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by ISIL. Since her escape and despite multiple death threats, Murad spoke publicly of the atrocities she suffered. Her courage in calling international attention to the often-overlooked issue of […]

Raed Fares stands with Kafranbel residents holding banner

In Memoriam: Raed Fares and the banners of Kafranbel


Raed Fares was killed on November 23rd, but his work as a citizen journalist and activist lives on in the people he taught and empowered. Contributing writer Oula Alrifai, a Damascus-native and activist herself, remembers Raed.

Advocacy and Social Movements

New Members’ Orientation: In Defense of Bipartisanship


BY HILARY GELFOND While in attendance at the Harvard Kennedy School’s bipartisan conference for newly elected members of Congress, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that “[our] ‘bipartisan’ Congressional orientation is cohosted by a corporate lobbyist group.” The conference, which was jointly hosted with the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and […]


Malala: A voice of hope and inspiration


The Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School hosted an event to honor Malala Yousafzai on Friday Dec 6, for her work and leadership in creating a global movement to educate out-of-school girls. Malala was honored with the Gleitsman Award by the CPL and the ceremony was moderated by the Anna Lindh Professor […]

Venezuela: more than a brutal regime it’s an evil revolution that must be stopped, by Jose Gustavo Arocha


The Venezuelan crisis has become the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 3 million people fleeing the country in the last few years. As conditions in the country worsen, more Venezuelans are expected to leave, causing greater instability throughout the region. Venezuela is a mixture of drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, […]

Whitaker Appointment Exposes Fundamental Flaws in the Appointments System


BY AMANDA PATARINO The day after the midterm elections, President Trump announced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions was resigning and that Matthew G. Whitaker would become the acting attorney general. Initial outcry focused on the fact that Whitaker would oversee the Mueller investigation, but discussions quickly shifted to the constitutionality of his appointment. While Trump […]

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