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Hanan Al Hroub (second from right) speaks with students from the Harvard Kennedy School and Graduate School of Education during her visit to Harvard, September 22, 2016.

Bennett Craig, Belfer Center

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Askwith Forum: Education as a Human Right with Hanan Al Hroub

September 22, 2016

A video recording from the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Askwith Forum on September 22, 2016, featuring Hanan Al Hroub, recipient of the 2016 Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey Foundation and a teacher at Samiha Khalil Secondary School in Palestine. Ms. Al Hroub delievered a public address on the topic of "Education as a Human Right" and discussed her experiences as a Palestinian educator and her unique approach to instruction.

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Analysis & Opinions - Quartz Africa

Let's Reinvent and Diversify Africa's Universities to Make Them Centers of Innovation

| August 25, 2016

"Creating innovation universities can be pursued through three practical stages. The first is to formulate a policy framework under which such universities operate. The second state is to translate the policy into specific legislative reforms to support the new university species. The third stage is to experiment by upgrading a few research institutes that have strong foundations and potential to commercialize products and services."

New York Veterans Day Parade in November 2011

U.S. Army

Analysis & Opinions - USA Today

Veterans Deserve Universities' Loyalty

| April 21, 2016

Millions of Americans have served in the U.S. military and returned to civilian life since our nation was attacked on 9/11. Many more will join them in the years ahead. By 2019, America’s post-9/11 veterans population will exceed three million people.

Our nation owes an enormous debt to these new veterans. Indeed, they have earned recognition as America’s “New Greatest Generation.” And our universities need to support them to the fullest extent possible, including through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which removes financial barriers that often stand in the way.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Orga Cadet: Connecting Law and Policy

    Author:
  • Hunter Harris
| Fall/Winter 2015-2016

As a Belfer Center International and Global Affairs (BIGA) student fellow, Orga Cadet sees every international affairs issue from two perspectives. Instead of right or wrong, prudent or risky, he sees the policy side and the law side: Cadet is a dual degree candidate, pursuing his Master of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, while also spending this semester in Beijing finishing his Juris Doctor degree through a study abroad program with Georgetown University.

Global Learning: Fredrik Logevall (left), then Cornell University vice provost, with Pratim Roy, director of India's Keystone Center, after signing an agreement to establish a shared research center in Tamil Nadu.

(Cornell University)

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Spotlight: Fredrik Logevall

| Fall/Winter 2015-2016

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and professor of history at Harvard Kennedy School, based at the Belfer Center. An expert on the history of international affairs, he was until recently a professor of history at Cornell University. He is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012). In 2014, Logevall served as president of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations.

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- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Atiyeh Vahidmanesh: Education Inequality in the Middle East

    Author:
  • Isabella Gordillo
| Fall/Winter 2014 -15

Atiyeh Vahidmanesh became inspired to focus her research on the inequality of educational opportunity after hearing her Virginia Tech advisor and former Belfer Center Visiting Scholar, Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, speak on the issue at a seminar. Salehi-Isfahani also introduced her to the Belfer Center, where she then applied for a research fellowship with the Middle East Initiative through its new Emirates Leadership Initiative. Vahidmanesh, a PhD student in economics at Virginia Tech, describes her research as somewhat interdisciplinary between economics and education.

Analysis & Opinions - Newsweek

Who Needs College?

| August 27, 2012

Will higher education the next big bubble to pop? Niall Ferguson, a noted historian and member of the Belfer Center's Board of Directors, thinks so. In a new op-ed, Ferguson argues that despite the United States having 22 out of the top 30 world universities, "all is far from well in the groves of American academe."

Representatives of Harvard University and the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences at the presentation of the Foundation’s $8.1 million gift for continuation of the Kuwait Program at the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative.

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Press Release - Harvard University Office of News and Public Affairs

Harvard Kennedy School Receives Gift from the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences

    Author:
  • Doug Gavel
| July 13, 2012

The Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) has given $8.1 million to Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to support the continuation of the Kuwait Program at HKS Belfer Center's Middle East Initiative. The gift will be used to develop leaders with the capacity to address the many challenging public policy issues facing the region. It will also fund research issues of vital importance in the region, such as education, energy, and water.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Juma Lauded for Role in First Innovation Advisory Council

    Author:
  • Dominic Contreras
| Winter 2011-2012

Calestous Juma, director of the Belfer Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project, played a central role in creation of the Lagos Innovation Advisory Council, the first of its kind in Africa.