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Interview with David Beasley, Former Executive Director of the World Food Programme

02.20.24

On February 6, 2024, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Ala’a Kolkaila spoke with David Beasley, the former Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP). The conversation focused mainly on food security and Beasley’s time at the WFP.

Poverty, Inequality and Opportunity

From the Margins: How Gender and Kitchens Got Sidetracked in the Energy Debate

02.9.24

Disproportionately affecting women, lack of access to clean fuels for cooking leads to 3.7 million untimely deaths annually from household air pollution.

Gender, Race and Identity

Racial Disparity in Disaster Response in the United States: A Case Study of Aid Under FEMA

02.9.24

Natural disasters strike Americans indiscriminately; unfortunately, federal disaster relief doesn’t reach them the same way.

Cities and Communities

Do I Really Have To Eat This? The Follies of Food Loss

02.9.24

As a child, there was one golden rule: Don’t waste food. Aid organizations that address hunger and food security would do better to focus on creating access to food than pandering to people’s emotions about throwing it away.

Advocacy and Social Movements

Stable Signatures: An Effective Route to Regulating AI-Generated Child Sex Abuse Material 

02.5.24

In fall 2023, more than 20 young girls in a small town in southern Spain were targets of naked deep-fake images. Stable signatures may provide a solution.

Business and Regulation

Chinese-Indonesians Face Long Road to National Integration, Except During Elections

01.31.24

Indonesia takes pride in its national motto ‘unity in diversity.’ For its ethnic Chinese minorities, however, this phrase rings hollow.

Gender, Race and Identity

Inclusive Education for a More Compassionate Future

01.24.24

In a country celebrated for being a melting pot, our public school curriculum should be racially, ethnically, and culturally inclusive.

Education, Training and Labor

The Opioid Challenge: Rethinking US Policy for National Security

01.9.24

Amidst the gravest drug crisis in American history, the United States grapples with an incomprehensible death toll exceeding 100,000 fentanyl overdoses in 2021 alone. New foreign policy is needed to secure the border and save lives.

International Relations and Security

Interview with Harvard Professor Graham Allison: U.S.–China Relations

12.19.23

On December 5, 2023, Senior Editor Nikolas Neos spoke with Harvard Professor Graham Allison about US-China relations and what the rising tension between the two countries means for both of them.

International Relations and Security

Interview with Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos

11.15.23

On November 13, 2023, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Jane Petersen spoke with former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos. The conversation covered a range of topics including what other countries can learn from Colombia’s peace agreement, poverty alleviation efforts, and the fight against climate change.

International Relations and Security

Interview with U.S. Ambassador (Ret.) Djerejian: U.S. Response to the Israel-Hamas War

11.8.23

On November 3, 2023, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Samriddhi Vij sat down with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria, Edward Djerejian, to discuss the Israel-Hamas war.

International Relations and Security

Interview with Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki

11.3.23

On November 29th, 2022, HKS Student Policy Review Senior Editor Samriddhi Vij sat down with the former President of Tunisia Moncef Marzouki to discuss democracy in the Arab world, with a special focus on civil movements and women’s rights. 

Gender, Race and Identity

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