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African history did not begin and end with the Transatlantic Slave Trade. It began with the birth and advancement of human civilization. Ancient Africans weren’t barbaric and uncultured, but the progenitors of modern humanity. From the world’s oldest universities and empires to the shapers of society, Africa was the foundation of humanity. Across the world, […]
Dear Members of the Harvard Community, Veritas is more than Harvard’s motto. It is the very reason we exist. Through research and scholarship we seek to uncover truth, whether in understanding the origins of life or the meaning of life. And through education we seek to equip our students to lead lives of meaning and […]
I comb through the accent of my adolescent street views and patterns. Deciphering the moral compass that orients its existence. In morse code street peddlers dot, dit, and dash cash flows Bringing movement to our traffic jammed economy. This is a revolt against our arrested feats. Pinned down political beats, whose sub frequencies have yet […]
Mandla Isaacs is an Edward Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he is currently pursuing a Mid-Career Master’s in Public Administration, Public Policy and Management. He hails from South Africa. In this #APJChat, he speaks with the APJ’s Lead Interview Editor, Noah Asfaw, about his journey to Harvard, his perspectives on public service […]
Resources to Help People in Ukraine Find Opportunities to Escape the Current War: A Student-Led Anti-Racism Policy Journal Initiative
The Anti-Racism Policy Journal is working with the community to begin to crowd-source information to help people in Ukraine. Please fill out this form if you want to share other resources available to those in Ukraine. https://forms.gle/4MPsoBLUnkJfsmnDA The current list of resources for people in Ukraine can be found below: Click here Photo credit: Jorono
It has been tough. I feel I’ve forgotten how to have fun, forgotten that it is actually possible to have fun, feel sometimes that I’m letting myself go. But the very cause of my rage and disappointment sometimes takes me out of this discomfort zone I’ve created for myself: human beings. My mornings are usually […]
February 21 Marks 53 Years Since the Death of Malcolm X: A Martyr in the Fight for Anti-Racism
Reimagining Community Policing In America
Harvard Kennedy School 2021 Diversity Report
While administrators and faculty make grand statements about anti-racist beliefs, the school itself continues to uphold institutional racism by refusing to solve the problems the Equity Coalition and identity-based student groups have been challenging for years.
Teaching doesn’t stop mattering in graduate school: in the sixth episode of Season 2, the KSR podcast team examines issues of equity, identity, and representation within pedagogy and curriculum at the Harvard Kennedy School.
In the pursuit of service, we need to have self-compassion. My Oakland, CA neighborhood has a brightly painted mural I like to call “my aunt.” Every day I walk by the mural she offers me the same unsolicited advice: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Some days, when my […]
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