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Joe Biden’s Child Tax Credit Proposal Is His Defining Response to the Coronavirus Crisis


Despite the U.S. being one of the world’s wealthiest countries, child poverty is a dire problem – and during COVID, it’s only getting worse. That’s why the Biden campaign recently took the bold step of proposing the most pro-child policy reform in recent American history. Even before COVID-19, child poverty was much higher in the […]

Why the US Needs a National COVID-19 Contact Tracing Corps


Contact tracing in the US is at a critical inflection point. In the early days when COVID-19 first arrived in the US, when federal resources should have been mobilized to bolster our defenses against the virus, the response to the emerging pandemic became a political fight, rather than a public health campaign. The Trump Administration’s […]

Reflections on the MPP Anti-Racism Module


I closed my laptop after the final class of DPI-385 “Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power” and collapsed onto my couch. My first two weeks at HKS were a deluge of readings, films, podcasts, and discussions on the insidiousness of structural racism and white supremacy in the […]

After Tuesday, It’s Time to Talk About Implementing the Green New Deal: A Psychological Perspective


Not only is the Green New Deal feasible — this year has shown us there is no time to waste.

Ruth-less: Finding a way to carry on RBG’s legacy


Photo Credit: Marta Hanson Four years ago, I met my hero. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Stanford to give the Rathbun Lecture on a Meaningful Life, and as associate director of the Stanford Women’s Community Center, I organized an intimate conversation for students to meet her. When Justice Ginsburg arrived, I shook […]

The case of the United States Humanitarian Aid to Venezuela


  Declared as one of the worst humanitarian disaster in modern time[i], the global health crisis is further straining Venezuela. The country that lays on the world’s largest oil reserve, is unable to meet people’s basic needs of food, hygiene, and minimal protective equipment[ii] in times of a pandemic. To this end, on September 19, […]

Latin America in the Limbo


Latin America in the limbo By Iván Goldman When Mauricio Claver-Carone was elected as president of the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) last September, a 60-year tradition was broken, deepening the irrelevancy of Latin America in the global stage. This is so because the IADB, a key player when it comes to funding projects for […]

The Room Where it Happens: Women in Democratic Politics in the United States


To the outsider, it may appear that a long-delayed reckoning with sexism is finally occurring within the Democratic party. In the past two years, women drove the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives, the head of the National Institutes of Health declared an end to all-male panels, and women now make up the majority […]

In Guarding Democracy, Hindsight Really Will be 2020: The Tabletop Exercise as a Model for Securing American Elections


When it comes to securing US elections against foreign interference, training humans may be the best investment.

“The only thing I could give the revolution and the Syrian people is my voice … it’s all I have.”


Lubana Al Quntar is a rare talent that, if given the proper support, has the power to uplift her entire nation, putting Syria, and the Arab World, on the map of classical opera globally. Yet, in Assad’s Syria talents like hers are systematically eliminated.

Breaking Down Barriers: Legal and Political Advocacy for AAPI Communities


INTERVIEW WITH JOHN YANG This piece was published in the 30th print volume of the Asian American Policy Review. I’m proud of the fact that in some ways my own background is a microcosm of the complexity of the Asian American experience. AAPR: Can you briefly introduce yourself and your organization? YANG: My name is […]

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Movement-Building, Asian Americans, and the Struggle for Racial Justice


INTERVIEW WITH MEGAN MING FRANCIS This piece was published in the 30th print volume of the Asian American Policy Review. The problems that impact Black people are the same structures that also oppress Asian Americans. This whole pact that certain Asian Americans believe will set them free, that this proximity and getting closer to Whiteness and by […]

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