November 18, 2022
A physician who specializes in infectious diseases, GSAS student Mitsuru Mukaigawara’s firsthand experience treating patients in developing countries inspired him to research how the outbreak of disease shapes political behavior and violence.
November 11, 2022
Lee Denson, PhD '67, is a graduate of the United States Military Academy West Point, a combat veteran, and a retired brigadier general in the United States Air Force. He talks about his research on national security, his work on a nuclear arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War, and his PhD advisor’s surprising reaction to his dissertation.
November 8, 2022
Economist Eric Maskin discusses his work on mechanism design, which won him a share of the Nobel Prize, and the ways it can be applied to social problems like voting reform.
November 4, 2022
In the November 2022 episode of Colloquy , we discuss the history of our electoral system and the state of our democracy with Harvard Kennedy School Professor Alex Keyssar .
October 21, 2022
Despite the challenges of nearly 400 million guns in the hands of US civilians and 45,000 gun deaths in 2020, GSAS alumnus David Hemenway of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that citizens can work together to improve gun safety and public health, even in places where gun rights are sacrosanct.
October 20, 2022
PhD student Naima Green-Riley studies the public diplomacy of the United States and China. She finds that engagement with foreign publics does deliver benefits—but not always the ones that policymakers hoped for.
October 18, 2022
What does the transportation infrastructure of tomorrow look like? Jinyan Zang, PhD ‘21, has an idea. The co-founder and COO of Axle, Zang has built a universal data platform to improve trucking logistics and streamline the supply chain.
October 7, 2022
In this episode of Colloquy , part one of a discussion about guns and public health in America. We want to move past the horrors of Uvalde—and El Paso, and Parkland, and Orlando, and Las Vegas, and Sandy Hook—and talk...
September 12, 2022
Historian of science Jamie Marsella discusses the American ideal of motherhood, its history, and its echoes in renewed wrangling over reproductive freedom.
September 12, 2022
When it comes to social mobility, neighborhoods matter asserts economist Raj Chetty, PhD '03. In the years to come, he hopes to make it possible for some families to change the trajectory of their children’s lives by changing where they live.