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


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

How Congress Should Regulate AI in the Short-term


AI presents a perfect regulatory storm. Like nuclear weapons, it can end humanity. Like bioweapons, non-state actors can develop and deploy the technology. Like social media, regulators and policymakers appear unwilling or unable to understand the seriousness of the short- and long-term risks posed by AI. This storm will not subside; AI development will continue […]

Science, Technology and Data

Special Interests’ Hold on State Courts: The Need for a Fourth Wave of Judicial Election Reform


History presents a clear lesson: when judicial independence and competence wanes, it’s time for meaningful reform.

Democracy and Governance

A House Built on Sand: The Future of Privacy in the US


Privacy and Policing When law professors or judges discuss a right to privacy, they mean something narrower: a Griswoldian right to privacy; it’s from the famous 1965 decision in Griswold v. Connecticut, where the Supreme Court found1 a right to privacy not explicitly mentioned in the Constitution. Along with the 1966 Miranda v. Arizona and […]

Science, Technology and Data

Bridging the Information Gap: AI, Misinformation, and Global Education Reform


“For every dollar and every minute we invest in improving AI, we would be wise to invest a dollar and a minute in exploring and developing human consciousness.” —Yuval Noah Harari1 In June 2020, the veritable explosion of misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic prompted more than 130 countries to issue a statement on the burgeoning […]

The Army National Guard’s Recruiting Woes: An Experiment to Challenge the Status Quo and Offer Valuable Lessons


“We don’t go anywhere or do anything without the National Guard. We can’t do what we do as an Army without the National Guard. Every time we have asked, the National Guard has been ‘Always Ready, Always There.’” – General James C. McConville, August 27, 20221 “There’s no sugarcoating it: all three components of the […]

Approving $1 Trillion is Easy, Spending It Is the Hard Part: Local Governments Need Diplomatic Hustle to Make Effective Use of Infrastructure Funding


The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law over a year ago – a bipartisan accomplishment that felt akin to winning the lottery. With the big checks inbound, are state and local governments actually prepared to spend them? Can government administrators avoid fraud, waste, and abuse? The trillions of dollars […]

The Case for Paradiplomacy: How Delegating Control Might Be America’s Best Diplomatic Hope


“The future will be won by those countries that unleash the full potential of their populations.” – President Joe Biden before the United Nations General Assembly, 20221 Polling over the past half-century shows that a clear majority of Americans want the United States to play an active role in world affairs.2 However, very few citizens are actually called upon to […]

Compensating at Scale: America’s Insecure Masculinity and the Police


In this article, Rick Miles offers a gender and masculinity based explanation for the expansion of policing and police militarization in American public life as an example of compensatory masculinity.

We Can’t Go Back. Private Universities Must Counter the Attack on Gender Studies


In this article, Mara Bolis presents the argument for private universities to defend intersectional gender studies from new laws restricting discussions of gender, race, sexuality, inequality and even American history at public institutions.

Gender, Race and Identity

Planned Obsolescence: Exploring the Role of Free Markets and Regulation in the Right to Repair Movement


Last month, Tesla was hit with two class action lawsuits from Model S owners who claimed they were charged excessively high prices and faced long wait times for vehicle maintenance and repairs; John Deere faced a similar class action lawsuit over their alleged violation of antitrust laws through their tractor repair policies, including software locks […]

The Case for Expungement of Cannabis Drug Charges Amid Its Widespread Legalization


Marijuana is both a widely used medicinal depressant and recreational drug in the twenty-first century. Older and younger people alike are drawn to the natural psychoactive drug, making it near-impossible to live in a major city without catching a whiff of its pungent, sulfurous perfume. However, with its spread into modern culture and widespread legalization […]

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