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Sick Workers Tied to 40% of Food Poisoning Outbreaks, C.D.C. Says
New York Times, May 31, 2023
Featured: Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

Mississippi Is Offering Lessons for America on Education
New York Times, May 31, 2023
Featured: David Deming

How apprenticeships might create new opportunities for students and employers
Harvard Kennedy School Youtube, May 24, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce

The Healthcare Plan Most People Should Buy—and Why They Don’t
Wall Street Journal, May 21, 2023
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

‘We just want to be OK’: MA dangerousness law is broken, activists & survivors tell 25 Investigates
Boston 25 News, May 17, 2023
Featured: Program in Criminal Justice, Katy Naples-Mitchell

How to recruit with softer skills in mind
The Economist, May 11, 2023
Featured: David Deming

It’s Time To Modernize Our Workforce System And Scale Innovation
Forbes,  May 10, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce

Washington’s New Narrative for the Global Economy
Project Syndicate, May 5, 2023
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Looking at how to build skills in Massachusetts college students so they can find and keep well-paying jobs
WBUR, May 3, 2023
Featured: David Deming, Project on Workforce

An inventive credential model bites the dust
Chronicle of Higher Education, April 26, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce

How Well Do Career-Prep Offerings Serve Students?
Inside Higher Ed, April 24, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce

Will New Trade Policies Leave the Developing World Behind?
Project Syndicate, April 7, 2023
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Report Reveals How America Neglects Workforce Training
Forbes, April 5, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce

Who’s Afraid of Integration? A Lot of People, Actually.
New York Times, April 5, 2023
Featured: David Deming

Why Diverse Clinical Trial Participation Matters
New England Journal of Medicine, April 1, 2023
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Can a ‘Basic Bundle’ of Health Insurance Cure Coverage Gaps and Spur Innovation?
HBS Working Knowledge, March 31, 2023
Featured: Mark Shepard, Amitabh Chandra

Crystal Yang honored with ALI’s Early Career Scholars Medal
Harvard Law Today, March 29, 2023
Featured: Crystal Yang

The FDA’s Speedy Drug Approvals Are Safe: A Win-Win for Patients and Pharma Innovation
HBS Working Knowledge, March 28, 2023
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

The Catch-22 for Working Parents
The Atlantic, March 27, 2023
Featured: Shift Project

How to get flexible working right
The Economist, March 23, 2023
Featured: Shift Project

HKS faculty tackle causes and effects of extreme economic inequality
HKS Magazine, Winter 2023
Featured: Gordon Hanson, Reimagining the Economy, David Deming, Project on Workforce, Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

Stop requiring college degrees for jobs that don’t need them
Vox, March 19, 2023
Featured: David Deming

A Long Day of Hearings for Labor Bills, Guaranteed Sick Leave, Work Schedules
The Connecticut Examiner, March 10, 2023
Featured: Daniel Schneider

What’s Next for Globalization?
Project Syndicate, March 9, 2023
Featured: Dani Rodrik

What works in workforce development—and how can it work better?
Brookings, March 8, 2023
Featured: David Deming, Project on Workforce

Supreme Court may halt health care guarantees for inmates
Harvard Gazette, March 2, 2023
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Unpredictable schedules adversely affect worker well-being: report
Safety+Health, March 1, 2023
Featured: Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

Can Apprenticeships Work in the US? Employers Seeking New Talent Pipelines Take Note
Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, February 28, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce

Kennedy School experts discuss racial justice and policing
Harvard Kennedy School, February 28, 2023
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell Williams Brooks Declares ‘Policing is in a State of Crisis’ at IOP Forum
Harvard Crimson, February 28, 2023
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Did states with mask mandates have fewer deaths from COVID?
COVID States Project, February 27, 2023
Featured: Hong Qu

What Works In Workforce Development - And Making It Work Better
Forbes, February 27, 2023
Featured: David Deming, Project on Workforce

Opinion: Unpredictable work schedules cause havoc with child care
Colorado Sun, February 25, 2023
Featured: Shift Project

Only 5.7% of US doctors are Black, and experts warn the shortage harms public health
CNN, February 21, 2023
Featured: Marcella Alsan

The Knowledge Mismatch
Project Syndicate, February 9, 2023
Featured: Dani Rodrik

How willing are people to sacrifice rights during a pandemic?
Harvard Kennedy School, February 6, 2023
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Avoiding job loss in the transition to renewable energy
Boston Globe, February 1, 2023
Featured: Gordon Hanson

America Needs To Improve How It Treats Its Older Workers
Forbes, January 28, 2023
Featured: Shift Project

Here’s why some young workers want to ditch ‘corporate-speak’
Boston Globe, January 24, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce, Rachel Lipson

Is debt cancellation the way forward for Sri Lanka?
Al Jazeera, January 23, 2023
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Why schedule sanity is workers’ new Fight for $15
Fast Company, January 22, 2023
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Don’t Believe the Hype
Inquest, January 19, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Rescuing Economic Growth in Highly Indebted Developing Countries
Project Syndicate, January 11, 2023
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Why apprenticeships could make a comeback
The Indicator from Planet Money, January 6, 2023
Featured: Project on Workforce, Rachel Lipson

What happens when cash bail ends in Illinois? In other states, there have been successes but the debate continues
Chicago Sun Times, December 27, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

5 studies released in 2022 that might change how you think about health care
Vox, December 22, 2022
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

4 ways to compete for talent if your workforce can’t be remote
Fast Company, December 22, 2022
Featured: Project on Workforce, Rachel Lipson

Dylanomics: or Why Economies ‘Not Busy Being Born’ Are ‘Busy Dying’
Forbes, December 21, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Climate Before Trade
Project Syndicate, December 13, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Diagnosing the “Skills Gap”
Harvard Magazine, December 12, 2022
Featured: Project on Workforce

Buy-In from Black Patients Suffers When Drug Trials Don’t Include Them
HBS Working Knowledge, December 12, 2022
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Dynamic Scheduling Fails Companies and Workers
Bloomberg, December 8, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

Behind the data, a teacher who left his students transformed
Harvard Gazette, December 8, 2022
Featured: Chris Winship

The business of clinical trials is booming. Private equity has taken notice
Fortune, December 2, 2022
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Apprenticeships multiply the pathways to education, jobs, or both, new Harvard report finds
Harvard Kennedy School, December 1, 2022
Featured: Project on Workforce, Rachel Lipson

A New Effort to Help Places Mired in Poverty
New York Times, November 18, 2022
Featured: Gordon Hanson

To reduce racial inequality in the criminal justice system, government should explore ways to reduce police stops, detention, and long sentences, says new report
AAAS, November 15, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Has Trade with China Really Cost the U.S. Jobs?
Harvard Business Review, November 10, 2022
Featured: Gordon Hanson

Harvard Law School Panel Reviews Proposed Plans to Reform SCOTUS
Harvard Crimson, November 10, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Don’t Let Geopolitics Kill the World Economy
Project Syndicate, November 10, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

November surprise
Harvard Gazette, November 9, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

‘Elites Are Making Choices That Are Not Good News’
New York Times, November 2, 2022
Featured: Gordon Hanson, Dani Rodrik

The Reimagining the Economy project aims to help build an economy at once productive and inclusive
Harvard Kennedy School, October 31, 2022
Featured: Reimagining the Economy Project, Gordon Hanson, Dani Rodrik

Bail Reform
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, October 30, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

The Case for Structural Financial Deglobalization
Project Syndicate, October 28, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Affirmative Action Isn’t Dead Yet
New York Times, October 26, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

HKS economists see complex paths forward for international trade and finance—with the United States and China as key players
Harvard Kennedy School, October 26, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members
National Academy of Medicine, October 17, 2022
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Why Services Need an Industrial Policy
Project Syndicate, October 12, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Americans don’t trust the Supreme Court. That’s dangerous.
Washington Post, October 10, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

The new rules for business in a post-neoliberal world
Financial Times, October 9, 2022
Featured: Reimagining the Economy Project, Gordon Hanson, Dani Rodrik

Jane Mansbridge Receives the 2022 Benjamin E. Lippincott Award
Political Science Now, September 16, 2022
Featured: Jane Mansbridge

‘My emancipation proclamation’: the man fighting to free millions from their criminal records
The Guardian, September 14, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

California makes a ham-handed attempt to regulate the fast-food industry
Washington Post, September 13, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

How to Build a Better Order
Foreign Affairs, September/October 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Governance for a Healthy Economy
Project Syndicate, September 9, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Sandra Susan Smith aims to eradicate disparities in criminal courts
HKS Magazine, Summer 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

California Moves To Give Fast Food Workers More Power, Heeding ‘Fight For $15’
Bloomberg, August 29, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

Why Insulin Is So Expensive in the U.S.—And What the Inflation Reduction Act Does About It
Time, August 16, 2022
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

If the job market is so good, why is gig work thriving? 
New York Times, August 15, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Save the Supreme Court and democracy
Science, August 11, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Can Amazon remake health care?
The Harvard Gazette, August 10, 2022
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

Study finds California fast-food workers earn 'far below living wage'
KCBS Radio San Francisco, August 9, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

What happens when the Supreme Court is this unpopular?
Vox, August 8, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Companies have been fleeing to low-tax states. Here’s why that may be bad news for workers
CNBC, August 6, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Congress should be preparing for more job displacement, not less
The Hill, August 3, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Low-wage employees report high levels of financial stress—and it’s impacting their productivity at work
Fortune, July 28, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

Thousands of workers have lost access to trade assistance weeks after Congress allowed it to expire
NBC News, July 23, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

The Supreme Court is Now Operating Outside of American Public Opinion
Politico, July 19, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Will ongoing gun violence bring a stop-and-frisk resurgence to Philly? It wouldn’t be the first time 
WHYY, July 15, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

COVID will be in schools this fall. It’s time to make plans.
Boston Globe, July 11, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Next Time Trump Tries to Steal an Election, He Won’t Need a Mob
New York Times, July 8, 2022
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Got COVID? Doctors warn powering through it — even from home — can worsen health toll
Los Angeles Times, July 7, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

The New Productivism Paradigm?
Project Syndicate, July 5, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik 

Americans need to get better at taking sick days
Washington Post, June 30, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

The Politicization of the Supreme Court Is Eroding Its Legitimacy
New York Times, June 27, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Roe ruling shows complex relationship between court, public 
AP News, June 27, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Supreme Court goes against public opinion in rulings on abortion, guns
Washington Post, June 24, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

How Covid Did Away With the Sick Day
New York Times, June 13, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

64% of service sector workers report having unpredictable schedules—and it impacts more than pay
CNBC, June 13, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

Jan. 6 panel to lay out U.S. Capitol riot case in prime time hearing
Al Jazeera, June 8, 2022
Featured: Alex Keyssar

The Other Side of US Exceptionalism
Project Syndicate, June 8, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik 

One Doctor’s Quest to Demolish Health Care’s Racist Barriers
The Daily Beast, May 30, 2022
Featured: Marcella Alsan

5 ways Gen Z is insisting on changes to the workplace
Boston Globe, May 18, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

A Better Globalization Might Rise from Hyper-Globalization’s Ashes
Project Syndicate, May 9, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik 

It’s time for Mass. to eliminate cash bail
Commonwealth Magazine, April 30, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Why Economic Justice Begins In The Food Industry
Forbes, April 20, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

Most workers at large retail and food firms get less than $15 an hour—study
The Guardian, April 19, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

Retail is plagued with workers making less than $15 an hour, despite employers' rising profits
CBS News, April 19, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

America’s Biggest Companies Are Systematically Short-Changing Workers
Rolling Stone, April 19, 2022
Featured: Shift Project

It’s almost impossible to get fired from some jobs these days
Boston Globe, April 19, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

The upward mobility problem 
Harvard Magazine, April 15, 2022
Featured: David Deming, Rachel Lipson

What happens when jurors are disproportionately white? Not justice. 
Boston Globe, April 12, 2022
Op-Ed: Sandra Susan Smith

Development economics goes north
Project Syndicate, April 11, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik 

NAACP defense fund president discusses voting rights at IOP Forum 
The Harvard Crimson, April 7, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Who benefited from expanded paid sick leave policies for service workers? And who didn’t?
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, April 5, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider, Shift Project

Racism undermines the health of Black Americans. This physician-economist is looking for solutions
PBS NewsHour, March 24, 2022
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Ukraine war and pandemic force nations to retreat from globalization
New York Times, March 22, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

50 years ago sex equality seemed destined for the Constitution. What happened? 
NPR, March 22, 2022
Featured: Jane Mansbridge

What Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's history as a public defender means for the Supreme Court 
WBUR, March 21, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

What happened to Starbucks? How a progressive company lost its way
Fast Company, March 17, 2022 
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Back to Work and Job Training
Bloomberg Markets, March 11, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Many Mass. hospitals are short-staffed. The culprit may not be a shortage of nurses
WBUR, February 28, 2022
Featured: Rachel Lipson

As politics infects public health, private companies profit 
Salon, February 26, 2022
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

A key to returning to normal is paid sick leave, Democrats say
New York Times, February 21, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider 

5 steps new presidents should take 
Inside Higher Ed, February 22, 2022
Featured: David Ellwood

A key to returning to normal is paid sick leave, Democrats say
New York Times, February 21, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Being the 1st: What it’s like to make Supreme Court history
Featured: Maya Sen
Associated Press, February 20, 2022

Examining Brian Flores’ suit against NFL 
Harvard Gazette, February 17, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

One white, one Black, they grew up in Hyde Park as best friends and didn’t realize how rare that was. ‘Some of My Best Friends Are ...’ is their popular podcast about race. 
Chicago Tribune, February 10, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Adams wants tougher bail laws. Can he get other Democrats to agree? 
New York Times, February 8, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

The GOP’s January 6 lies have reached a fever pitch
Vox, February 6, 2022
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Report shows that for shift workers, schedule uncertainty destroys peace of mind
Marketplace, February 3, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider 

Despite labor shortages, workers see few gains in economic security 
New York Times, February 1, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Minority shift workers more likely to face unstable schedules
Bloomberg, January 31, 2022
Featured: Shift Project 

Boston’s gang database should be dismantled 
Boston Globe, January 31, 2022
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Workers don't know their schedules until the last minute. That's a big problem
CNN, January 30, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Does the EBRD still finance freedom? 
Financial Times, January 30, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

In stores and restaurants, the staff serving the public may be ill with COVID-19 because their bosses want them to keep working, say employees 
Business Insider, January 30, 2022
Featured: Shift Project 

Supreme Court joins other institutions facing dwindling public confidence
Newsweek, January 27, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen    

Low public confidence in Supreme Court as Breyer retires 
Washington Post, January 27, 2022
Featured: Maya Sen

Mitch McConnell's verbal separation of African Americans and Americans sparks outrage
WNYC, January 24, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Omicron wave drives surge of workers calling in sick, working through illness 
Wall Street Journal, January 23, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Americans are showing up sick to work even as Omicron spreads
CNN, January 21, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Family of Emmett Till and more reflect on his funeral, killers’ trial 
ABC News, January 13, 2022
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

America’ biggest Coronavirus weakness
Featured: Daniel Schneider
The Atlantic, January 13, 2022

The big lie’s long shadow
FiveThirtyEight, January 12, 2022
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

You will probably get Omicron. It’s time to adjust expectations about what beating COVID means 
Fortune, January 12, 2022
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

Inflation heresies
Project Syndicate, January 11, 2022
Featured: Dani Rodrik

Omicron testing shortages and delays are making results useless – and deepening COVID inequality
Fortune, January 10, 2022
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

Stay home or work sick? Omicron poses a conundrum 
Associated Press, January 9, 2022
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Omicron is surging – and Democrats aren’t shutting things down this time
Politico, January 9, 2022
Featured: Robert Blendon

How to boost voter turnout to nearly 100 percent
The Boston Globe, January 8, 2022
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

Recalling Jan. 6: A national day of infamy, half remembered
Associated Press, January 5, 2022
Featured: Alex Keyssar

How will future historians judge Jan. 6? 
Los Angeles Times, January 2, 2022
Op-Ed: Alexander Keyssar 

Dark lessons of Jan. 6 Capitol assault 
Harvard Gazette, January 1, 2022
Featured: Alexander Keyssar 

Returning to the Office in 2022
Bloomberg, December 29, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Omicron is latest blow to pandemic-weary frontline workers 
TIME, December 24, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Return to Offices Stalled by Covid Spike
Bloomberg, December 22, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

How to cope with Medicare’s rising costs 
New York Times, December 22, 2021
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

Amazon requires masks again at all U.S. warehouses. 
New York Times, December 22, 2021
Featured: The Shift Project

Wall Street firms retreat from office, holiday parties as virus spreads 
Reuters, December 16, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Washington hasn’t learned the real lesson of the China shock
Bloomberg, December 10, 2021
Featured: Gordon Hanson

Biden sells infrastructure, vaccine mandate 
Bloomberg, December 8, 2021
Featured: Sheila Burke 

Long hours make bad neighbors
Vox, December 3, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Harvard work guru on the make-or-break questions about jobs of the future in U.S.
CSNBC, November 29, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Physician-economist Marcella Alsan on racial discrimination in medicine 
WGBH, November 26, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Legal historian traces ‘racism on the road’ 
Harvard Gazette, November 22, 2021
Featured: Wiener Center

‘The China Shock' and the downsides of globalization 
NPR, November 15, 2021
Featured: Gordon Hanson

The hard benefits of soft skills
FCW, November 15, 2021
Featured: David Deming

Behind the fight to reinstate parole in Illinois 
WNYC, November 9, 2021
Featured:Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The 1619 Project and the long battle over U.S. History 
The New York Times, November 9, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

We're not getting free community college. Here's how to support workers equitably
Newsweek, November 8, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

How American leaders failed to help workers survive the 'China Shock'
NPR, November 2, 2021
Featured: Gordon Hanson

Let the punishment fit the crime
New York Times, October 23, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Hourly workers in U.S. say no to weekends and late nights 
Christian Science Monitor, October 21, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Where are we now, 16 months after George Floyd? 
Harvard Gazette, October 18, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Biden’s Supreme Court commission walked straight into the legitimacy trap
Slate, October 15, 2021
Featured: Maya Sen

Experts discuss racism in America at virtual Kennedy School event 
Harvard Crimson, October 15, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Democrats can’t just give the people what they want
The New York Times, October 13, 2021
Featured: William Julius Wilson

Assistant U.S. Health Secretary Rachel L. Levin discusses pandemic-fueled public health challenges
The Harvard Crimson, October 13, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

State report probes root cause of nurse shortage at MA hospitals
Boston Business Journal, October 1, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

State report probes root cause of nurse shortage at Mass. hospitals
Boston Business Journal, October 1, 2021
Featured: The Project on Workforce

COVID-19 and the Changing Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce
Project on Workforce, September 2021
By Stephanie Taube, Rachel Lipson, Chida Balaji, Graciela Watrous, and Mary Guay in collaboration with the Massachusetts Healthcare Collaborative

Harvard Project on Workforce and Massachusetts Healthcare Collaborative Release Report on COVID-19’s Impact on the Healthcare Workforce
Mass.gov, September 30,2021
Featured: Project on Workforce

Rachel Lipson on Improving Job Training
C-Span, September 25, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

Alumni apply the skills they honed as students in vital roles around the School
HKS Magazine, Summer 2021
Featured: David Deming & Rachel Lipson

Lawsuits challenge new voting laws in Texas, Georgia, other states 
Wall Street Journal, September 29, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

Harvard researchers find decrease in civilian crime reporting following murder of George Floyd
The Harvard Crimson, September 30, 2021
Featured: Desmond Ang

A life’s mission sparked by disbelief over Tuskegee study 
The Harvard Gazette, September 30, 2021

The Harvard Gazette, September 30, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

MacArthur will give 25 new fellows $625,000 each to pursue ‘high-risk, high-reward’ work
Washington Post, September 28, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan 

MacArthur Foundation announces 2021 ‘genius’ grant winners
New York Times, September 28, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan 

This year's MacArthur 'genius grants' were just announced—here's the full winner list
NPR, September 28, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

More guns, pandemic stress and a police legitimacy crisis created perfect conditions for homicide spike in 2020
The Conversation, September 27, 2021
Featured: Desmond Ang

Four things community college leaders should know to maximize their workforce edge
New America, September 21, 2021
Blog: Rachel Lipson

Joe Biden is wrong: Interracial relationships can’t fix racism 
Slate, September 19, 2021
Featured:  Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Race and racism through the lens of an interracial friendship
WNYC, September 14, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Perspectives on anti-racism in the HKS curriculum
Harvard Business School, September 10, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Sandra Susan Smith

Supporting value-based health care — aligning financial and legal accountability
The New England Journal of Medicine, September 4, 2021
Article by: Amitabh Chandra

Fact check: CDC didn't oversee the Tuskegee study. But the agency isn't blameless, experts say 
USA Today, August 21, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Our job-training system is stuck in the 1960s. American workers deserve better.
The Boston Globe, August 17, 2021
Featured: David Deming, Rachel Lipson 

Goodman, Schneider: Frontline workers need family paid leave to survive
Portland Tribune, August 13, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Proof that change is possible
Popular Information, August 9, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider 

Missing voices in the Child Tax Credit frenzy — parents
The Hill, August 2, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Republicans now have two ways to threaten elections
New York Times, July 16, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

Right to vote: Historians on what voting restrictions mean for democracy's future
NPR, July 16, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

Liberals blast Breyer’s ‘ego’ as he balks at retirement pressure
Bloomberg Law, July 15, 2021
Featured: Maya Sen 

Study finds physicians are widely effective messengers of COVID-19 information
MIT News, July 15, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan 

Iceland tested a 4-day workweek. Employees were productive—and happier, researchers say. 
Washington Post, July 7, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider 

Rebalancing the data economy: Startups for a restart
MIT Technology Review, July 1, 2021
Featured: David Deming

Diversity in the judiciary isn't just about representation. It impacts how cases are decided.
Business Insider, June 30, 2021
Featured: Maya Sen 

Where the dead lie thicker
June 28, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan, Amitabh Chandra

RISE sets its sights on helping some of Cambridge’s neediest
Harvard Gazette, June 21, 2021
Featured: Jeff Liebman

The significance of Juneteenth, America’s first new federal holiday in decades
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad
PBS NewsHour, June 17, 2021

Is Chelsea Eats nearing an end, or a beginning? 
Commonwealth Magazine, June 17, 2021
Featured: Jeff Liebman

How Republicans came to embrace the big lie of a stolen election
The Guardian, June 13, 2021
Featured: Alexander Keyssar

Man told American Airlines about a scary moment on a plane. From there it got confusing
Miami Herald, June 11, 2021
Featured: Malcolm Sparrow 

Glynn to retire as CEO of Harvard Allston Land Co. 
The Harvard Crimson, June 11, 2021
Featured: Thomas Glynn 

Majority of America’s low-income workers who don’t take sick leave can’t afford to, report finds 
The Independent, June 11, 2021
Featured: Malcolm Wiener Center 

Racial wealth gap may be a key to other inequities
Harvard Gazette, June 3, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, David Deming

Connecticut workers deserve predictable hours
The CT Mirror, June 2, 2021
Featured: Daniel Schneider 

More than 100 scholars, including 9 from Mass., sign statement warning of threat to American democracy
Boston Globe, June 1, 2021
Featured: Jane Mansbridge 

Dozens of Massachusetts racial profiling complaints include Black woman pinned by Boston mall guards
CBS News, May 26, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Automation puts a premium on decision-making job
Axios, May 26, 2021
Featured: David Deming

George Floyd's legacy: Friends, family and activists reflect on his impact a year after death
ABC News, May 25, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Why America Needs a Better Bridge Between School and Career
HBS, May 19, 2021
Op-Ed: Joseph Fuller & Rachel Lipson 

RBG's death casts a shadow over Breyer's upcoming decision as court takes a right turn
CNN, May 18, 2021
Featured: Maya Sen

A solution for hunger takes shape in Chelsea and Cambridge
Boston Globe, May 17, 2021
Featured: Jeffrey Liebman

New analysis finds pandemic may be worse than Great Recession for recent college grads’ job prospects 
CNBC, May 17, 2021
Featured: David Deming

Workforce Training Programs Need Employers at the Table
Governing.com, May 13, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson & The Project on Workforce

Axon is now selling VR training that won't stop cops from killing people
VICE, May 13, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How communities of color are policed
WCVB, May 9, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

RBG was right
CNN, May 8, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar

How to get people to talk to one another again? Citizens’ assemblies
Harvard Gazette, May 5, 2021
Featured: Jane Mansbridge

A tale of two pandemics: Europe and U.S. take different exits
The Christian Science Monitor, May 4, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

We reviewed three at-home covid tests. The results were mixed. 
MIT Technology Review, May 4, 2021
Featured: Amitabh Chandra 

Krugman wonks out: The China shock and the climate shock
New York Times, April 23, 2021
Featured: Gordon Hanson 

With COVID spread, ‘racism — not race — is the risk factor’
Harvard Gazette, April 22, 2021
Featured: Ron Ferguson & Daniel Schneider

In Nubian Square, Black Bostonians exhale after Chauvin verdict, but fear unjust police killings will happen again
WGBH, April 21, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad & Sandra Susan Smith 

Historian Khalil Gibran Muhammad: Policing in U.S. was built on racism & should be put on trial
Democracy Now!, April 21, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Jobs and jail
Harvard Magazine, May-June 2021
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Experts stress that more training won't eradicate police violence  
NBC News, April 15, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Harvard professor: Here’s how to ‘escape the trap of graduating into a recession’ 
CNBC, April 15, 2021 
Featured: David Deming

Some New Yorker’s don’t want the superrich to return
The New York Times, April 15, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Grocery workers died feeding the nation. Now, their families are left to pick up the pieces. 
NBC News, April 13, 2021
Featured: Shift Project

Are we in a new reconstruction? 
ABC News, April 7, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Devah Pager, 46, Memorial Minute 
The Harvard Gazette, April 7, 2021
Contributors: David Deming, David Ellwood

Why have few Black people gotten vaccinated? Lingering mistrust has many hesitant
USA Today, April 7, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

The Edge: The Best Ways to Spend Some of the Billions in Biden’s Big Jobs Proposal
The Chronicle of Higher Education, April 7, 2021
Featured: The Project on Workforce

Corporate America is wading into the voting rights brawl. Here's why.
NBC News, April 3, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

Founders of nonprofit dedicated to BGLTQ, Black rights advocate defunding the police at HKS event
Harvard Crimson, April 1, 2021
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith 

An emphasis on diversity in Biden’s first court nominees
The Harvard Gazette, March 31, 2021
Featured: Maya Sen

To fight pandemic, people gave up liberties. Will they get them back?
Christian Science Monitor, March 25, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

The economic costs of pre-trial detention
Brookings, March 24, 2021
Featured: Will Dobbie & Crystal Yang

Alternatives to policing
Harvard Magazine, March 18, 2021
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

Covid-19 has transformed the welfare state. Which changes will endure?
The Economist, March 6, 2021
Featured: Rachel Lipson

One old way of keeping black people from voting still works
New York Times, March 5, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar

House passes landmark election bill as parties war over voting rights 
Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar 

I Forgot How to Hang Out
The Cut, March 3, 2021
Featured: David Deming

The Black-white life expectancy gap grew in 2020 – but it can be reversed 
Vox, February 24, 2021
Featured: Marcella Alsan

Solving racial disparities in policing
Harvard Gazette, February 23, 2021
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Sandra Susan Smith, & Christopher Winship

Balancing privacy with data sharing for the public good
New York Times, February 19, 2021
Featured: David Deming

U.S. hiring alliances help tens of thousands find jobs
Wall Street Journal, February 19, 2021
Featured: David Deming

In Netflix’s stirring “Amend”, stars anguish over the injustices that led to the 14th Amendment
Salon, February 18, 2021
Featured: Khalil Muhammad 

On racial justice and reparations: A Q&A with prof. Khalil Gibran Muhammad 
New Jersey.com, February 17, 2021
Featured: Khalil  Muhammad 

Getting Black voters to take the wheel
The Harvard Gazette, February 17, 2021
Featured: Khalil Muhammad 

The battle for the ballot 
WBUR, February 16, 2021
Featured Alex Keyssar 

'White supremacy won today': Critics condemn Trump acquittal as racist vote 
The Guardian, February 14, 2021
Featured: Khalil Muhammad

Activist and organizer LaTosha Brown discusses voter mobilization at Kennedy School event
Harvard Crimson, February 12, 2021
Featured: Khalil Muhammad

The filibuster that saved the Electoral College
The New York Times, February 8, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar

What is Black History Month, and why is it important?
ABC 7,  February 1, 2021
Featured: Khalil Muhammad

The recession exposes the U.S.’ failures on worker retraining
WIRED, February 1, 2021
Featured: David Deming

And now, the way forward
The Harvard Gazette, January 20, 2021
Featured: Maya Sen, Sandra Susan Smith

The public health presidency
Axios, January 20, 2021
Featured: Robert Blendon 

Where are we now after a second impeachment?
Harvard Gazette, January 13, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar

If China no longer wants to be the world’s factory, who will take its place?
Quartz, January 9, 2021
Featured: Gordon Hanson

Democrats have both Congress and the White House—but not a free hand
Harvard Gazette, January 8, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar

A leading historian of U.S. democracy issues an urgent warning
Washington Post, January 4, 2021
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Republican electors cast unofficial ballots, setting up Congressional clash
Wall Street Journal, December 28, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

The outdated law that Republicans could use to upend the Electoral College vote next time 
The New Yorker, December 18, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Workers at these companies say they’re still not safe from COVID-19
HuffPost, December 17, 2020
Featured: Daniel Schneider

Under attack from Trump, institutions bend but don’t break
Associated Press, December 15, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

No one has lost quite like Donald Trump in nearly 150 years
CBC, December 15, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

This team thinks they can fix the Electoral College by 2024
Slate, December 14, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Meet the Electoral College’s biggest haters: Some of the electors themselves 
Seattle Times, December 12, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Biden reaches deadline that makes victory nearly irreversible
Bloomberg, December 8, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Trump's false fraud claims are laying groundwork for new voting restrictions, experts warn
NBC News, December 6, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Even the Founders hated the electoral college
Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2020 
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Looking at what the election will mean to education policy
The Harvard Gazette, November 12, 2020
Featured: Desmond Ang

Why do the media call races in U.S. elections? 
U.S. News and World Report, November 11, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyysar

The end of $600 stimulus checks has left unemployed Americans facing financial ruin
The Philadelphia Tribune, November 4, 2020
Featured: Daniel Schneider

HKS affiliates react with disappointment to annual diversity report 
Harvard Crimson, November 2, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The many unintended consequences of the Electoral College 
Bloomberg, November 1, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

The 'quagmire' facing Black Republican women who run for Congress
ABC News, October 29, 2020
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

American Academy of Nursing Recognizes Outstanding Individuals for Advancing Health Equity and Improving Care
American Academy of Nursing, October 27, 2020
Featured: Sheila Burke

Kushner, employing racist stereotype, questions if Black Americans ‘want to be successful’ 
New York Times, October 26, 2020
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Trump’s message to Black voters: Vote for me. (But really, don’t vote.)
Washington Post, October 22, 2020
Op-Ed by Leah Wright Rigueur (with Theodore R. Johnson)

The weaponization of a first lady’s image 
CNN, October 17, 2020
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

We’ve seen these proposed Boston police reforms before — they don’t work
The Boston Globe, October 16, 2020
Op-ed by Sandra Susan Smith

In this Pennsylvania town, racism 'was quiet.' Then Trump stoked fears of violence 
North Jersey, October 16, 2020
Featured: Khalil Muhammad

Why Republican women face a bleaker picture in the battle for representation in Congress
ABC News, October 14, 2020
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Unemployed faced major barriers to financial support
Harvard Gazette, October 14, 2020
Featured: Shift Project Research, Daniel Schneider and Kristen Harknett (UCSF) 

Harvard Law School, Kennedy School professors talk racial inequalities during COVID-19
Harvard Crimson, October 7, 2020
Featured: Sandra Susan Smith

How to fix America’s voter registration system so more people can vote
Vox, October 6, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

How we teach U.S. history
WBUR Radio, October 1, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How to be an antiracist nonprofit or company
Harvard Gazette, October 1, 2020
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How crisis shaped voting tech in the U.S., and how COVID is doing the same
CNET, September 25, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Trump rode to power on the wings of one of the most malignant and ugly lies in American history
RawStory, September 25, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Challenges mount for election officials
Harvard Gazette, September 25, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

The origins of policing in America
Washington Post, September 24, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler on how white privilege, race reporting informed new solo LP
SPIN, September 24, 2020
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Teaching black history in schools 
Bloomberg, September 21, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Reimagining the James Baldwin and William F. Buckley debate
NPR, September 20, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Community Colleges Can Be Engines of Economic Recovery
The New York Times, September 17, 2020
Op-ed by David Deming

What values and priorities mean for health reform
New England Journal of Medicine, September 16, 2020
Op-ed by Katherine Baicker and Amitabh Chandra

The crisis of mistrust and COVID-19: Race and re-imagining tracing and vaccination
USA Today, September 9, 2020
Op-ed by Marcella Alsan and Cornell William Brooks

Black Republicans, Donald Trump, and America’s “George Floyd moment” 
Vox, September 8, 2020
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

How the nation’s racial reckoning swelled in the week after Jacob Blake’s shooting
CNN, August 31, 2020
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Jacob Blake’s shooting highlights the hidden victims of police violence
NBC News, August 29, 2020
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Peduto and his police: What’s in the Pittsburgh mayor’s power when it comes to law enforcement?
Public Source, August 21, 2020
Quoted: Sandra Susan Smith

The Massachusetts Bail Fund is on the right side of the law — and justice
The Boston Globe, August 18, 2020
Op-ed by Sandra Susan Smith

The stubborn survival of the Electoral College
Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2020
Op-ed by Alex Keyssar

More school, less heart disease? Researchers keep finding evidence
U.S. News & World Report, August 12, 2020
Featured: Ronald Ferguson

Racist police practices like mug shots normalize the criminalization of Black Americans
NBC News, August 6, 2020
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

America's policing system is broken. It's time to radically rethink public safety
TIME, August 6, 2020
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

A COVID‐19 crisis in U.S. jails and prisons
ACS Journals, August 3, 2020
Featured: Marcella Alsan

How race is affecting the race for Michigan's Senate seat
ABC News, August 4, 2020
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

How has the Electoral College survived for this long?
New York Times, August 3, 2020
Op-ed by Alex Keyssar

'Black-on-black crime': A loaded and controversial phrase often heard amid calls for police reform
ABC News, August 1, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Q&A with Alexander Keyssar, author of ‘Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?’ 
Christian Science Monitor, Jul 31, 2020
Featured: Alex Keyssar

“Black-on-Black Crime” Is a Dangerous Myth
Teen Vogue, July 28, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How The Fossil Fuel Industry Funds The Police
HuffPost, July 27, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The United States Needs a Third Reconstruction
The Atlantic, July 20, 2020
Quoted: Alexander Keyssar

American Retail Workers Face a New Racial Gap
Bloomberg, July 16, 2020
Featured: The Shift Project

'White Fragility' Is Everywhere. But Does Antiracism Training Work?
The New York Times Magazine, July 15, 2020
Featured: Ronald Ferguson

'Police reform failed for hundreds of years'
CNN, July 14, 2020
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Supreme Court's Big Rulings Were Surprisingly Mainstream This Year
FiveThirtyEight, July 13, 2020
Featured survey by: Maya Sen

Boston police are not Minneapolis police
The Boston Globe, July 13, 2020
Op-ed by Eugene Rivers and Christopher Winship

Essential workers should be treated with more respect
San Francisco Chronicle, July 11, 2020
Op-ed by Daniel Schneider and Kristen Harknett

Why did liberals win so many cases before a conservative Supreme Court?
VOX, July 12, 2020
The Supreme Court's term included several liberal decisions, though they're not likely to last.
Featured: Maya Sen

The Supreme Court Aligned With Public Opinion in Most Major Cases This Term
The New York Times, July 9, 2020
A new survey suggests that the public generally supports the politically liberal position in major upcoming Supreme Court cases.
Featured survey by: Maya Sen, Stanford University, and University of Texas

History of Policing: How Did We Get Here?
NPR, July 8, 2020
A look at the deep history of policing in America.
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Why Police Reform Doesn't Work In The U.S.
Buzzfeed Videos, July 6, 2020
An overview of a century of investigations into police brutality, systemic racism and failed attempts at police reform.  
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Why words aren't enough from companies claiming to support Black Lives Matter
The Boston Globe, July 7, 2020
In order to achieve real change, companies must reckon with their failures in racial equality.
Op-ed by: Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Erica Licht (MPA '20)

Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?
Harvard Magazine, July 6, 2020
Alexander Keyssar discusses his new book.
Featured: Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? by Alexander Keyssar

The duty and burden of the black police officer
The Washington Post, July 6, 2020
In the hopes of bringing change to the police forces in their communities, black officers realize what they're up against: a police culture with a legacy of prejudice, protected by unions, resistant to self-examination and primed to use force.
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Why do Trump allies repost racist messaging and will it help his reelection effort?
ABC News, July 4, 2020
President Trump and allies use social media to repost racially inflammatory messaging ahead of the election.
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Colleges Are in for a Racial Reckoning. Name Changes Are Only the Beginning
The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 5, 2020
What does it take to really address the role that colleges play in perpetuating racial inequality?
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Trump's push to amplify racism unnerves Republicans who have long enabled him
The Washington Post, July 4, 2020
President Trump's unyielding push to preserve Confederate symbols and the legacy of white domination has unnerved some Republicans.
Featured: Leah Wright Riguer

Kennedy School Study Links Police Violence to Diminished Educational Outcomes and Student Trauma
The Harvard Crimson, July 1, 2020
A new study suggests that killings by police officers harm students' performance in local high schools. 
Featured: Desmond Ang

What Coronavirus Researchers Can Learn From Economists
The New York Times, June 30, 2020
To test the effectiveness of drugs against Coronavirus, randomized controlled trials remain the gold standard, but natural experiments can help doctors who need answers now. 
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

Tim Scott's frustrating and fated fight for police reform: 'This is my issue'
The Post and Courier, June 27, 2020
Senator Tim Scott is leading his party's most ambitious policing proposal while bearing a burden his white Republican colleagues will never fully understand. 
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

After saving his own life with a repurposed drug, a professor reviews every drug being tried against Covid-19. Here's what he's found
CNN, June 26, 2020
Dr. David Faigenbaum leads a team that reviews all of the drugs that physicians and researchers have used so far to treat Covid-19.
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

There's truth in numbers in policing - until there isn't
Brookings, June 26, 2020
To hold the police accountable for misconduct, data related to police violence must not only become more accessible, it must also become more reliable. 
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Harvard study finds police shootings hurt student's academic performance
CBS News, June 25, 2020
A new study suggests that killings by police officers harm students' performance in local high schools.
Interviewed: Desmond Ang

Law enforcement struggles with policing in reckoning moment
The Associated Press, June 25, 2020
As calls for police reform swell across America, officers say they feel caught in the middle, and that they've lost their communities' trust.
Quoted: Sandra Smith

13 books on the history of Black America for those who really want to learn
The Washington Post, June 24, 2020
A list of books curated to help understand the history of racism in America. 
Featured: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Culture Lab Innovation Fund award winners announced
The Harvard Gazette, June 24, 2020
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging announced grant winners of this year's round of grants from the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund.
Featured Project by: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur talks about the current issues of race and social justice
KLTV, June 24, 2020
A discussion on complexities of racism and how policies are changing, as well as the corporate world's response to racial disparity and how protests affect politics.  
Interviewed: Leah Wright Rigueur

How the Anti-Saloon League, responsible for Prohibition, shaped modern racist policing
Maclean's, June 24, 2020
A series on the history of Prohibition, white terrorism and discriminatory policing in America.
Featured: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Here and Now: The Race to Justice 
ABC 7 NY, June 22, 2020
A look at the global outcry for racial equality in a nation with a history rooted in slavery and racial discrimination. 
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Rewarding innovation in inclusion
The Harvard Gazette, June 18, 2020
Ten pilot programs will receive 2020-2021 grants from the Harvard Culture Lab Innovation Fund which awards projects that expand welcome and support to all at Harvard.
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Juneteenth: Celebrating Black Classical Artistry on WQXR
WQXR, June 18, 2020
Listen to a 24-hour music marathon celebrating classical black artistry, culminating in a discussion about the ways in which the classical concert hall has historically excluded the black aesthetic. 
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The Condemnation of Blackness
Radio West, June 18, 2020
A look into how racial discrimination within our police forces started. 
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The major Supreme Court cases this term and what the public thinks
The New York Times, June 18, 2020
A new survey suggests that the public generally supports the politically liberal position in major upcoming Supreme Court cases.
Featured survey by: Maya Sen, Stanford University, and University of Texas

Dr. Leah Wright Rigueur tells 'Powerhoue Politics' candidate's policing track records could complicate Biden VP search
ABC News, June 17, 2020
Vice President Joe Biden must be careful when it comes to his potential running mates' records on police brutality. 
Interviewed: Leah Wright Rigueur

Ibram X. Kendi Recommends 10 Books to Better Understand the History of Racism in America
The Oprah Magazine, June 16, 2020
A list of books curated to help understand the history of racism in America.
Featured: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Academic advising in a pandemic and beyond
Inside HigherEd, June 16, 2020
Education experts seek an alternative model for academic advising that takes in some of the assumed realities that higher education will confront while remaining on-line.
Quoted: David Deming

Electoral Eccentricity
Harvard Magazine, June 16, 2020
Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College? is a nuanced account of the electoral college, and it's implications for todays voting systems. 
Featured book by: Alexander Keyssar

A reading list on issues of race
The Harvard Gazette, June 15, 2020
Faculty members discuss the books they recommend to expand understanding of systemic racism, white privilege, and the long legacies of slavery and white supremacy in American history
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Amid calls to defund the police, Albuquerque creates an alternative department
The Washington Post, June 15, 2020
Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller announced the formation of a new public safety department designed to relieve stress on the city's police. 
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Killings by American police harm the education of some local students
The Economist, June 15, 2020
A new study suggests that killings by police officers harm students' performance in local high schools.
Featured study by: Desmond Ang

What 'defund the police' might look like
The Washington Post, June 12, 2020
An in depth look behind the new rallying cry to defund the police.
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How student debt became a $1.6 trillion crisis
CNBC, June 12, 2020
As college education becomes more important and more expensive than ever, students risk going into debt they can't pay back or miss out on the benefits of a college degree. 
Featured: David Deming

Study: Police killings traumatize high school students and hurt academic performance
Vox, June 10, 2020
Police killings have a social and psychological significance beyond their sheer numbers, since law enforcement officers occupy a unique role as agents of the state authorized to wield force on domestic soil. 
Featured study by: Desmond Ang

"Out of Options in Terms of Reform": Khalil Girban Muhammad on the Racist History of Police in U.S.
Democracy Now, June 10, 2020
A discussion about the significance of this moment and the history of policing in the U.S.
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How black protest may be key to finally ending racial violence 
Harvard Gazette, June 9, 2020
An Ash Center panel puts 'defining moment' of Floyd killing into context of fight for social justice.
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Resources to teach the history of policing in America that you won't find in texts
The Washington Post, June 9, 2020
With police reform front and center in the national debate, this article gathers materials on the subject featuring downloadable lessons, and articles on history organized by theme, time period, and grade level.
Featured: "Throughline podcast on the history of policing in the United States" by Khalil Gibran Muhammad

What should black Americans do next?
BBC, June 5, 2020
How do protesters turn anger over George Floyd's death into meaningful change?
Interviewed: Leah Wright Rigueur

America's Dilemma Explodes 
Project Syndicate, June 4, 2020
The gap between America's liberal ideals and its systemic racism is discussed in the context of the protesting of police brutality. 
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

It Really Is Different This Time
Politico Magazine, June 4, 2020
Two dozen political experts weigh in on why recent protests against police brutality feel different to them. 
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Police unions must police their members
The Boston Globe, June 4, 2020
Arguing that police officers always know when a fellow officer is out of control, police unions must take the courageous step to weed out bad officers instead of protecting them. 
Op-ed: Frank Hartmann and Edward Davis

The US is burning. Does this help or hinder Donald Trump's re-election chances? 
SBS News, June 4, 2020
According to political experts, President Trump's handling of protests against police brutality might hurt his chances for re-election. 
Quoted: Maya Sen

Trump outshined as Obama confronts police killing, touts greatest protests of his 'lifetime'
MSNBC, June 3, 2020
Former President Obama addresses recent protests across the country and the optimism he feels. 
Interviewed: Leah Wright Rigueur

How America's History With Race And Policing Holds Us Back From Reform
WBUR, June 3, 2020
In a discussion about race and policing in America, Khalil Gibran Muhammad talks about the issue from a historical perspective.
Interviewed: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

The children being left behind by America's online schooling
MIT Technology Review, May 13, 2020
Limited access to the internet and technology is widening inequality in education and causing poor students to fall behind. 
Quoted: David Deming

Washington's 'faithless electors' head to Supreme Court in a case that could throw the 2020 election into chaos 
The Seattle Times, May 11, 2020
A supreme court case asks the question: Can presidential electors vote for whomever they want, or can states ensure that they follow the voters’ will? 
Quoted: Alexander Keyssar

Why 1.4 million Health Jobs Have Been Lost During a Huge Health Crisis
The New York Times, May 8, 2020
While health care jobs were once considered recession-proof, that sector is now experiencing massive job losses due to COVID-19. 
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

'Risk Based' Social Distancing is Key to Reopening
The Wall Street Journal, May 5, 2020
The slow approach to reopening the economy will offer a mix of trade-offs, costs and benefits. 
Quoted: Christopher Avery 

The Critical Condition of Health Care in 2020
U.S. News, May 1, 2020
Issues like mounting joblessness and a loss of health insurance are being felt unusually hard in states pivotal to the presidential race. 
Quoted: Robert Blendon

'You're not supposed to keep that payment': Mnuchin wants stimulus money given to dead taxpayers returned
USA Today, April 29, 2020
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin wants the relatives and estates of the recently deceased who received stimulus checks to return the money. 
Quoted: Malcolm Sparrow

College Pushes Campus Employers to Offer Remote Opportunities
The Harvard Crimson, April 24, 2020
Harvard College endeavors to create remote employment opportunities for students unable to work on-campus jobs due to the undergraduate evacuation. 
Quoted: David Deming

Moving past 'invisible enemy,' Trump nudges nation to reopen 
The Associated Press, April 22, 2020
As President Trump moves to reopen the economy, he faces the challenge of convincing citizens that it is safe to resume their normal lives. 
Quoted: Robert Blendon

At Home with Harvard: Rewriting History
Harvard Magazine, April 21, 2020
The eighth installment in the series "At Home with Harvard," a guide to what to read, watch, and listen to while social distancing looks at prominent figures in the study of history. 
Featuring: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

How do you know voting by mail works? The U.S. military's done it since the Civil War
NBC News, April 19, 2020
As some liken the fight against the corona virus to a war, discussion turns to expanding voting rights as some states lower barriers to casting a ballot. 
Featured: Alexander Keyssar

How to test everyone for the coronavirus
MIT Technology Review, April 16, 2020
Entrepreneurs and academics are researching ways to create population-level testing . 
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Dispatches from social distancing students and faculty
The Harvard Gazette, April 14, 2020
Harvard Community members share the different ways they are adapting to their virtual  lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Featuring: David Deming

COVID-19 Is Hurting Black Americans in Almost Every Way
Bloomberg, April 14, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, black Americans are disproportionately affected by the disease itself as well as the economic fallout. 
Featured: NBER Study by George Borjas

Voting during a pandemic? Here's what happened in 1918
CBS News, April 7, 2020
Historians note the similarities between voting and the elections in 2020 that are impacted by the COVID19 pandemic and the elections held during the 1918 flu outbreak that killed 675,000 Americans. 
Quoted: Alexander Keyssar

A Detailed Plan for Getting Americans Back to Work
Harvard Business Review, April 1, 2020
Three Harvard faculty members outline a path towards reopening the economy.       
Co-authored: Amitabh Chandra, Mark Fishman, Douglas Melton

Even the Coronavirus can't bridge America's partisan divide 
Los Angeles Times, March 30, 2020
Recent polls show that Americans' view of the coronavirus is divided.  
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Harvard Social Policy Expert Talks COVID-19 and Economic, Social Policy
The Harvard Crimson, March 27, 2020
Via an online webinar, David Deming spoke about COVID-19's economic consequences and efforts to minimize its spread across the globe.
Featured: David Deming

What Covid-19 means for international aid
CGTN, March 19,2020
Arvind Subramanian discusses the residual consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy as well as the structure of international aid.        
Op Ed: Arvind Subramanian

Maya Sen: Have U.S. Courts Become Politcal Prizes?
Harvard Magazine, March 16, 2020
Maya Sen considers the power of the legal profession and the politicization of American courts.       
Podcast Interview: Maya Sen

Medicare for All would lead to job boom, experts say
Salon, March 14, 2020
An Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report claims that "Medicare for All" would create millions more jobs in the US.  
Featured: Amitabh Chandra

Scale the price for a coronavirus vaccine by the harm it averts
The Boston Globe, March 13, 2020
Amitabh Chandra explains how the larger upfront cost of a Covid-19 vaccine is worth it in the long run for the U.S. stock Market.        
Op Ed: Amitabh Chandra

As Americans take virus precautions, Trump flouts advice
Associated Press, March 10, 2020
Public Health officials say Trump is sending the wrong message by defying social distancing practices and by not modeling experts' recommendations.  
Featured: Robert Blendon

The gender gap in black views on Trump, explained
Vox, March 9, 2020
Few black men support the Trump Administration, and even fewer black women. This article looks at the gender divide between black men and black women when it comes to politics.  
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Medicare-for-all would be a boon to the American labor market, study finds
Washington Post, March 5, 2020
A report released by the Economic Policy Institute laid out a case for why Medicare-for-all could be beneficial to the American job market.  
Featured: Amitabh Chandra    

Why AI alone can't solve the scourge of gerrymandering
Fast Company, March 3, 2020
Despite the allure of using artificial intelligence to solve the problem of gerrymandering, it's hard to remove the political elements from district mapping, even if technology in involved.  
Featured: Benjamin Schneer

Why a Top Trump Aide Said 'We Are Desperate' for More Immigrants
The New York Times, February 27, 2020
Mick Mulvaney states The United States needs immigration to fuel future economic growth.        
Featured: Study by George Borjas

Academics Advocate for Government Action to Improve Housing At IOP Forum
Harvard Crimson, February 26, 2020
Experts gathered to discuss the origins and persisting challenges of racism in urban housing policy at an Institute of Politics Forum event.    
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Harvard Scholar Advocates "Bias Education as Social Vaccine"
Rutgers Today, February 21, 2020
Khalil Gibran Muhammad discussed the importance of embracing the history of those who struggle for equality while delivering Rutgers University's James Dickson Carr Lecture.       
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Trump peeved by stalled drug-price cuts
Fox Business, February 21, 2020
The Trump administration finds itself struggling to combat prescription drug costs, a key 2020 campaign issue.  
Quoted: Robert Blendon

The Equality That Wasn't Enough
The New York Times, February 15, 2020
Our current version of the 15th Amendment left room to discriminate against black voters. An alternative version of the amendment was written and not adopted that would have better protected voters' rights.        
Featured: "The Right to Vote" by Alexander Keyssar

Why Medicare-for-all works for Bernie Sanders and nobody else
vox, February 14, 2020
Although polls show that most Americans aren't entirely sold on Medicare-for-all, Bernie Sanders has been able to use it as his brand and a successful campaign platform.       
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Videos contradict Bloomberg's apologies to black voters
abc News, February 11, 2020
Despite apologizing for his role in establishing the "stop-and-frisk" policy while Mayor of NYC, newly uncovered recordings of Mike Bloomberg express his past support of his controversial policy practice. 
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

In a world full of African American Democrats, black Republicans stand alone
USA Today, February 6, 2020
Black Republican voters struggle as both racial and political minorities.       
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

The Robots Are Coming. Prepare for Trouble. 
The New York Times, January 30, 2020
The workforce of the future is shifting in a new direction, one in which artificial intelligence can create new opportunities we have yet to discover. The question is, will it create good jobs?      
Op Ed: David Deming

Trump Signs Trade Deal With Canada and Mexico
New York Times, January 29, 2020
Gordon Hanson comments on the North American Free Trade Agreement’s legacy, its impact on job gains and losses, and what President Trump’s revisions mean for its future.   
Quoted: Gordon Hanson

When Insurance Won’t Cover Drugs, Americans Make ‘Tough Choices’ About Their Health
NPR, January 27, 2020
A new poll shows when insurance won’t cover medications prescribed by MDs, patients often make tough health choices, impacting lower and middle class Americans the most. 
Featured: Robert Blendon, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Martin Luther King Jr.: Strategist, negotiator, and risk-taker
NBC News, January 20, 2020
Historians, journalists, and social justice organizers gathered at the Apollo Theater for the 14th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in New York. 
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Why Does America Hate Its Children?
New York Times, January 16, 2020
US policy towards children has attracted less media attention in the 2020 debates in comparison to topics like “Medicare for All.” 
Featured: Research by William Julius Wilson

Is this free college program a model for the nation? 
Bloomberg, December 4, 2019
David Deming discusses the issues behind cutting costs in order to improve access to higher education.  
Featured: David Deming

Jamba Juice to Supreme Court: Electoral college voter and his conscience
The Christian Science Monitor, December 3, 2019
Alexander Keyssar describes the history behind the electoral college, and what its future might hold. 
Featured: Alexander Keyssar

Harvard and life sciences partners to build a center for biological therapies
Harvard Magazine, November 25, 2019
Amitabh Chandra explains the importance of a $50-million nonprofit facility for the development of cell- and gene-based therapies. 
Featured: Amitabh Chandra 

The world’s top economists just made the case for why we still need English majors
The Washington Post, October 19, 2019
As more students shift toward majoring in computer science or engineering, many economists argue that studying the humanities might be the better choice in the long run. 
Featured: David Deming

Think ‘Medicare For All’ is the only Democratic health plan? Think again
USA Today, October 14, 2019
Robert Blendon talks about the Democratic presidential debates and voters’ concerns over how to pay for medical care. 
Featured: Robert Blendon

The Land of Our Fathers, Part 2
The New York Times, October 11, 2019
Listen to the finale of the 1619 Project Podcast in which Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the lawsuit that lead to the largest civil rights settlement in history.    
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Engineers sprint ahead, but don’t underestimate the poets
New York Times, September 20, 2019
Although students majoring in computer science or engineering start their careers with much higher salaries than their counterparts who study social sciences, David Deming argues that in the long run those in the latter group may end up earning more as they get older. 
Op-ed by David Deming

Children in stricter middle schools are less likely to go to college – and more likely to get arrested
MarketWatch, September 17, 2019
A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research by researchers from Harvard Kennedy School and the University of Colorado analyzed data that show strict discipline policies may stigmatize suspended students and expose them to the criminal justice system at a young age.
Featured: David Deming

Study minimizes impact of free community college
Inside Higher Ed, September 6, 2019
New research indicates reduced tuition at four-year colleges and more funding for all public institutions would do more to raise bachelor's degree attainment.
Featured: Christopher Avery

The 1619 project and the legacy of slavery in America
WBUR, August 27, 2019
Khalil Gibran Muhammad sits down with WBUR to discuss the New York Times Magazine 1619 Project, and why that date is so important in the discussion of America’s culture. 
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Americans worried about data hacks, want higher taxes on e-cigs
POLITICO, August 26, 2019
A new poll finds that few Americans trust their health insurers with their personal information.     
Featured: Robert Blendon

Video: Why are some Democratic women not sure about nominating a woman in 2020?
MSNBC, April 29, 2019
In 2018, voters sent a record number of women to Congress and State Legislatures; but for 2020, Democratic women in early voting states tell the Associated Press they worry that the nation is not ready to elect a woman president. 
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Video: Bernie Sanders Campaign unloads on Dem “establishment”: Be “terrified”
MSNBC, April 16, 2019
Bernie Sanders has fundraised the most money out of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, sparking fear in “Stop Sanders Democrats.” Sanders’ manager shot back saying the other Dems are “terrified…as they should be” of the Bernie movement. Harvard professor Leah Wright Rigueur and Democratic strategist Adam Green discuss.
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Video: Senate Dems unleash plan to abolish the Electoral College
Cheddar, April 1, 2019
On Monday, Senate Democrats, lead by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hi) introduced a constitutional amendment to abolish the electoral college. Alex Keyssar, Professor of History and Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins Cheddar to discuss the recent fascination with killing the electoral college.
Featured: Alex Keyssar

Poll: Americans blame pharma, insurers and providers for high health costs
Politico, March 29, 2019
Most Americans are focused on what they're being charged for health care, not how much they or an aging population are consuming, according to a new POLITICO/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health poll.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Eight roles every ‘master parent’ should play to raise highly successful children
Fox News, March 17, 2019
“The Formula” unveils how parenting may be the key factor in determining whether individuals will ever reach their full potential.
Featured: Ronald Ferguson

Podcast: Could There Be A Formula Behind Raising Successful Kids?
WBUR, March 12, 2019
All parents wonder if they’re doing everything they can to help their child be successful, but it could be as simple as following an eight-step formula.
Featured: Ronald Ferguson

Are You a Master Parent?
Houston Family Magazine, March 1, 2019
Ron Ferguson discusses his new book, The Formula: Unlocking the Secrets to Raising Highly Successful Children.

Will Power Trump Values in Virginia?
The New York Times, February 11, 2019
The Northam/Fairfax scandals are forcing the party to reckon between its commitment to equality and its control of the state.
Op-ed by Leah Wright Rigueur

'America Has Been Divided Since the Beginning.' One Author on Why Educating Kids About Race in the U.S. Is More Important Than Ever
TIME, February, 2019
Black History Month offers a time to reflect on the past, acknowledge the present, and question the future of race and our civil rights. The importance of reflection is heightened at a time when the number of hate groups and the frequency of hate crimes are on the rise.
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Podcast: Race, immigration and the 'American Dream'
MPR News, January 20, 2019
Professors came together at St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community to discuss issues of race and immigration in a discussion moderated by professor Edmund Santurri. 
Featured: Leah Wright Rigueur

Podcast: Martin Luther King Jr. As A World Leader: His Global Popularity And His Perception At Home
WBUR, January 21, 2019
The annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Boston highlighted some recent electoral changes and what they suggest about King's vision for society. 
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Health care, other income issues combine to complicate life for retirees
Chicago Tribune, January 16, 2019
Recent studies have shown that people who exhausted their savings because of illness face more financial hurdles as they approach Medicare age.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Trump’s claim that black Americans are hurt most by illegal immigration gets pushback
The Washington Post, January 9, 2019
President Trump made a case for his border wall, claiming illegal immigration drives down jobs and wages. Activists and academics say those comments are based on half-truths and stereotypes about undocumented immigrants taking jobs that would normally go to black and Latino Americans.
Quoted: George Borjas

Black conservatives to GOP: Reach out to black voters
ABC News, December 17, 2018
As a candidate in 2016, Donald Trump said Republicans would do better to reach members of the African-American community. More than two years later, 20 longtime conservative African-Americans who were extensively involved in the GOP before 2016, aren’t certain the Republican party has made necessary changes to sway black voters.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Even among the insured, cost of illness can be devastating
The Harvard Gazette, December 10, 2018
Despite the Affordable Care Act’s much-touted expansion of health coverage in the U.S., a first-ever poll of America’s seriously ill demonstrates that insurance alone isn’t enough to protect against the high cost of care.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

The Electoral College Conundrum
The Atlantic, November 23, 2018
Despite a close attempt nearly 50 years ago, there is no consensus on abolishing the Electoral College, a system which has countered the popular vote in two of the past five presidential elections.
Quoted: Alex Keyssar

Michelle Obama unplugged in new book 'Becoming'
MSNBC, November 9, 2018
Former First Lady Michelle Obama opens up in her new book about her years in the White House and her criticism of President Trump’s campaign. Leah Wright Rigueur joins Craig Melvin to discuss.

Forum: The Health And Economic Concerns Of Rural Americans
NPR, November 9, 2018
A majority of rural Americans put opioid and drug addiction on par with the local economy as serious problems in their community. The poll found rural Americans largely hold negative views of their local economy, but nearly one-third have seen economic progress in recent years.
Featured: Robert Blendon

Ron DeSantis Is Lying About Crime in Tallahassee. It Might Work Because Andrew Gillum Is Black.
New York Magazine, November 5, 2018
Crime has been a focal point of the Florida governor’s race. Despite this portrayal, the crime rate in Tallahassee is not even among the top 25 in the state of Florida.
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Blexit” is making a mockery of history and black conservative ideals, historians say
Mic, November 4, 2018
The Turning Point USA summit gave its young, black pro-Trump attendees a chance to meet and connect with peers. But the ideals that brought attendees together don’t seem to be the focal point of the organization’s “Blexit” website. Multiple historians have lambasted the page’s ahistorical facts.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Immigration crisis? The stats tell a different story
Politico, November 2, 2018
Throughout this election season President Donald Trump has been calling illegal immigration a “crisis,” but studies have shown that immigrants commit crimes at a lower rate than the general population.
Quoted: George Borjas

GOP revives Medicare scare tactics as election nears
NPR, October 30, 2018
Medicare is moving front and center in this fall’s campaigns. Republicans are working to change the health care conversation with a tried-and-true technique used by both parties over the years: telling seniors their Medicare coverage may be in danger.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

A professor's journey to belief
The Harvard Gazette, October 26, 2018
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad discusses the role religion and ethics have played in his life at the "Life Matters" talk.
Featured: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Rural Americans are OK with 'outside' help to beat opioid crisis and boost economy
NPR, October 25, 2018
During a period where there is a great deal of national focus on the economic problems of rural America, rural Americans identify drug addiction or abuse (including opioids) and economic concerns as the two biggest problems facing their local communities. When NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Harvard Chan School polled rural Americans, 58 percent said they want outside help with these community problems.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Were the founders against slavery all along?
The New York Times, October 18, 2018
The core of our democratic institutions — from the presidency to the Congress to the courts — was shaped immeasurably by slavery. And yet it is one of the least understood and distorted subjects in American history. 
Book Review by Khalil Muhammad

Poll: Rural Americans rattled by opioid epidemic; many want government help
NPR, October 17, 2018
Rural Americans are profoundly worried about the opioid crisis and their local economies and many are hoping government can help, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

State violence and racial justice: ‘The Hate U Give’ could sear on screens
The Christian Science Monitor, October 5, 2018
Angie Thomas’ children’s book “The Hate U Give” challenged the genre by exploring the issues of race, inequality, and violence. The movie version is bringing the novel’s race-relations themes to a wider audience and add to an already complicated national discussion. 
Quoted: Khalil Muhammad

Innocence erased: How society keeps black boys from being boys
The Washington Post, September 21, 2018
A 2014 study, authored by Phillip Atiba Goff, found that black boys “are seen as more culpable for their actions (i.e. less innocent) within a criminal justice context” than white boys, and “are actually misperceived as older relative to peers of other races.”
Quoted: Phillip Atiba Goff (John Jay College, former Wiener Center faculty), Khalil Muhammad

We can come out of the Trump era a better America, says professor
CBC Radio, September 21, 2018
Race is back at the center of American political discourse, due in part to the election of Donald Trump.The Sunday Edition speaks with Khalil Muhammad about race and its relationship to the election, the economy, and media.

Professor David Deming to Receive 2018 David N. Kershaw Award
Harvard Kennedy School, September 11, 2018
David J. Deming has been selected to receive the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management’s David N. Kershaw Award for his contributions to the field of public policy analysis and management.  Deming has conducted extensive research in the areas of secondary education and employment training and job skills. He co-directs the Center’s Inequality & Social Policy Program and is a professor at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Graduate School of Education.

WH insists Trump’s no racist as he vilifies another minority
The Washington Post, August 14, 2018
A former senior White House official, Omarosa Manigault Newman, is in a public clash alleging the President uses racist and sexist language, while the White House strongly denies it. 
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Why Omarosa's claims against the White House matter
MSNBC (video), August 13, 2018
Harvard Assistant Professor of Public Policy Leah Wright Rigueur speaks with Ali Velshi about how the White House responds to issues of civil rights, people of color and gender issues.
Broadcast interview: Leah Wright Rigueur

Americans skeptical of Trump’s drug plan — if they’ve even heard of it
Politico, July 23, 2018
Only 27 percent of adults say they know about Trump’s prescription drug plan. Of that group, just 37 percent believe it will lower the prices Medicare pays for prescription drugs while 42 percent think it will accomplish the task for the country overall.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

A Fear of Lawsuits Really Does Seem to Result in Extra Medical Tests
The New York Times, July 23, 2018
American doctors often say the country’s medical malpractice system forces them to order unnecessary tests and procedures to protect themselves if a patient sues them. Research at MIT and Duke and published by NBER examines “defensive medicine”.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Can This Surgeon Help Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon Solve America’s Health Care Crisis?
Bloomberg, June 20, 2018
Experts weigh in on why surgeon, Harvard professor, and best-selling author Atul Gawande was selected to lead the new health care venture from Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Writing crime into race
Harvard Magazine, July-August 2018
Harvard Magazine explores the work of Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad, examining how the link between race and crime is a particularly potent and enduring idea in American culture.

Here's how immigration policy impacts your avocados and other produce
Fortune, June 18, 2018
Wages and recent immigration policies come into question amid a labor shortage in the farming industry.
Cited: George Borjas

Trump's most visible black supporters are not faithful Republicans
The Washington Post, June 15, 2018
Assistant Professor Leah Wright Rigueur comments on how divisive rhetoric and policies that are perceived as hostile to communities of color have caused critics to be more incredulous of black people who support President Trump.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

What’s the biggest challenge for colleges and universities?
The New York Times, June 5, 2018
Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad explains how the cost of higher education is contributing to inequality and social stratification.

Harvard professor warns: 'White fear being weaponized' in Trump era
The Washington Times, May 30, 2018
NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro of Weekend Edition Sunday interviewed professor Khalil Muhammad to discuss ways “white fear” is allegedly being “weaponized” in the Trump era and what can be done about it.

G.O.P. insists making poor people work lifts them up. Where’s the proof?
The New York Times, May 15, 2018
In recent months, Republicans have announced plans to attach work requirements to many parts of the social safety net. Though this approach was previously attempted during the Clinton administration, evidence shows that it did not create meaningful improvement in the lives of those affected.
Quoted: Christopher Jencks

Jane Mansbridge awarded the 2018 Johan Skytte Prize in Political Science
Skytte Foundation, April 2018
Professor Mansbridge wins the prize for shaping the understanding of democracy with sharpness, deep involvement, and feminist theory. The prize conferred by the Skytte Foundation will be ceremonially awarded on September 29, 2018.

Globe team tells story behind race in Boston 
The Harvard Gazette, April 18, 2018
Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad and a group of journalists from the Boston Globe’s spotlight team recently examined the complexity surrounding racial issues in Boston and the challenges presented. The spotlight team members were finalists for the Pulitzer prize for their work on this topic.

How to reduce health care costs? Experts say lots of ideas, few successes?
Stat News, April 9, 2018
As experts wrestled with the multitude of challenges facing patients, clinicians, payers, and policymakers in the U.S., they shared evidence of what clearly doesn’t work to reduce the cost of care, and a few ideas of what it might make sense to try.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Medicare under assault from fraudsters
AARP Bulletin, April 2018
Professor Malcolm Sparrow says the amount of money Medicare loses annually to fraud, abuse, or improper payments could be above 20 percent, reaching as high as 30 percent in a worst-case scenario. 
Quoted: Malcolm Sparrow

Sons of rich black families fare no better than sons of working-class whites
The New York Times, March 19, 2018
A new study, led by researchers at Harvard, Stanford, and the Census Bureau, reveals that young black men raised in wealthy families are more likely to become poor than stay wealthy in their adult lives. The sweeping study traced the lives of millions of children.
Quoted: William Julius Wilson

Vexing health problems can be solved, Gawande says
Harvard Gazette, March 12, 2018
Tackling complex issues such as opioid addiction, gun violence, and uneven access to medical care seems daunting, but Atul Gawande said history shows that over time, the nation can solve its public health challenges.

Opioid crisis gets Washington’s attention
March 8, 2018, Wall Street Journal
Republican leaders are pressing ahead with an array of opioid-related efforts, while Democrats are calling the GOP actions insufficient.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Gawande speaks on addictiveness of opioids at IOP: 'I had no idea'
The Harvard Crimson, March 8, 2018
Atul A. Gawande, an award-winning author and a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, spoke candidly about the opioid epidemic at an event held at the Institute of Politics sponsored by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy.

The story of African-American history
Philadelphia Tribune, February 15, 2018
Khalil Gibran Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy, delivered the keynote address at the Philadelphia Tribune Black History Awards, honoring A. Bruce Crawley, Patricia A. Coulter and Dr. Donald Parks.

Trump sets up a grand bargain on immigration
The New York Times, February 2, 2018
President Trump has proposed a deal: amnesty for 1.8 million Dreamers in exchange for funding the border wall, eliminating the visa lottery, and limiting family sponsorship.
Op-ed by George J. Borjas

Can Amazon and friends handle health care? There’s reason for doubt
The New York Times, January 30, 2018
Amazon, JPMorgan Chase, and Berkshire Hathaway have announced a new healthcare initiative, but many industry experts expressed doubts about whether they could deliver on the promises made.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Trump's move may nudge holdout GOP states to expand Medicaid
ABC News, January 23, 2018
The Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Oprah Winfrey: from poverty to America's first black billionaire… to #Oprah2020?
The Guardian, January 12, 2018
According to one poll, Oprah Winfrey's story of success may resonate with voters, should she choose to run.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

A case that could unleash a new wave of voter purges
Mother Jones, January 5, 2018
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case over some states' controversial methods for removing voters.
Quoted: Alexander Keyssar

The uninsured are overusing emergency rooms — and other health care myths
The Washington Post, December 27, 2017
New studies dispel health care “myths” on emergency room use by uninsured and costs for treating high-risk patients.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Black women in Alabama saved themselves last night
The Root, December 13, 2017
An exit poll conducted by The Washington Post showed that 98% of black women voted Democrat in the Alabama Senate race, despite reported voter suppression efforts.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

There's a medical ‘land grab’ underway as hospitals try to get larger
The Washington Post, December 11, 2017
As more hospitals merge to create larger hospital systems, remaining hospitals become eager to nurture similar growth.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

POLITICO-Harvard poll: Democrats and Republicans still fixated on health care
Politico, December 5, 2017
A new poll shows that despite the fact that Congress has set aside healthcare legislation efforts, the public is still concerned about healthcare policy.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Make college free? Not so fast.
The 74 Million, November 19, 2017
A recent paper demonstrates the effect on spending decreases on degree attainment, in the presence of increased financial aid.
Quoted: David Deming

The golden ticket to higher paying jobs: Hard skills plus social skills
The Boston Globe, November 16, 2017
Research shows that the job market is growing with positions which require employees to cultivate social skills in addition to the harder skills required by the job.
Q&A: David Deming

If the GOP kills the health insurance mandate, we may finally find out if it works
FiveThirtyEight, November 16, 2017
If the mandate instituted under the ACA is cut, we may be able to determine if it encouraged enrollment across the board.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Draymond Green addresses Mark Cuban's criticism over use of the word 'owner'
Mercury News, November 16, 2017
Golden State Warriors player Draymond Green expands upon his statement that professional sports teams should discontinue the use of the word "owner."
Cited: Leah Wright Rigueur

In debate over national anthem, black wealth becomes a target
Washington Post, October 30, 2017
As black athletes take a knee in protest of racial inequities, the success of black Americans becomes a point of contention for critics.
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Leah Wright Rigueur

Normalizing white nationalist hate
Harvard Gazette, October 19, 2017
A panel on minimizing the normalization of white nationalism discusses the importance of counter-protests and education.
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

For black athletes, wealth doesn't equal freedom
PBS NewsHour, October 18, 2017
The controversy over black athletes who choose to take a knee brings to light the limitations of their freedom.
Commentary: Leah Wright Rigueur

Hiring discrimination against black Americans hasn't declined in 25 years
Harvard Business Review, October 11, 2017
A recent study reveals that, since 1990, black job applicants received, on average, 36% fewer callbacks than white job applicants.
Commentary by: Devah Pager

What can be done for those left behind in wealthy Boston?
Harvard Kennedy School, October 3, 2017
A panel of Harvard faculty, government and nonprofit leaders discuss the city’s housing crunch, economy, and inequality and honor the academic career and local community work of Mary Jo Bane.

Juvenile prisons: It's time to close 'factories of failure'
Crime Report, September 26, 2017
A recent report has led to the conclusion that youth prisons should be abolished in favor of in-home service, supports, and opportunities for youth.
Commentary: Vincent Schiraldi

Making sense of senseless violence
The Marshall Project, September 21, 2017
The case of Michelle Jones is discussed as a part of a larger conversation on the violence caused by poverty and abuse.
Commentary: Bruce Western

How single-payer health care could trip up Democrats
New York Times, September 11, 2017
While some Democrats are embracing the idea of single-payer health care, others wonder if incremental steps could prevent failure or backlash. 
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Colleges get more students to attend from this –– than cutting tuition
MarketWatch, August 31, 2017
Researchers discovered that when a college increases spending per student by 10%, enrollment increases by 3%.
Quoted: David Deming

Black Republicans despair over Trump's response to Charlottesville
Buzzfeed, August 22, 2017
After the president expressed ambivalence over the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, black Republicans cope with tension and frustration.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Are you sure you want single payer?
The Atlantic, August 21, 2017
The majority of Americans want single-payer health care; the effects of a transition on patients, doctors, and hospitals are discussed.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

An astonishing change in how Americans think about government-run health care
Vox, August 16, 2017
Since 2013, the percentage of Americans who feel positively about the government's role in providing health coverage to all U.S. citizens has risen considerably.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Did Confederate symbols gain prominence in the civil rights era?
Politifact, August 15, 2017
Many Confederate monuments were build during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras as segregation became institutionalized and, later, desegregation became a point of conflict.
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

People back editing genes to treat disease, but are wary of inheritable changes
NPR, August 10, 2017
Surveys of the general public reveal that gene editing is approved of except in the case of editing traits which could be inherited. 
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Congress' chance to do right by America's youth
The Hill, August 10, 2017
Congress' bipartisan effort to reauthorize the JJDPA could send the bill to the Oval Office in order to maintain protections for juveniles in the justice system.
Commentary: Vincent Schiraldi

Trump wants to protect American jobs. His immigration bill would make us poorer.
Vox, August 3, 2017
The administration's bill to reduce immigration would impact the way in which immigration bolsters the economy.
Cited: George Borjas and Lant Pritchett

The Marshall Project: When less is more
August 2017
A new report explains how reducing the number of people on parole or under probation figures into a wider discussion on resolving mass incarceration.
Commentary: Vincent Schiraldi

Want to shrink our prisons? Fix probation and parole
The Crime Report, July 19, 2017
Reforming our systems of probation and parole could have a measurable effect on the size of the prison population in the U.S.
Commentary: Bruce Western and Vincent Schiraldi

The great American rip-off
National Review, July 2, 2017
A look at the amount of spending that could be cut if fraud and abuse, within Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, were a focus.
Quoted: Malcolm Sparrow

How the Democrats lost their way on immigration
The Atlantic, July/August 2017
Prominent Democrats have shifted their thinking on immigration over the last decade.
Quoted: Jason Furman, George Borjas

Why cutting even wasteful spending is so hard
The Economist, June 22, 2017
Investigating fraud can be more expensive than paying claims.
Quoted: Malcolm Sparrow

Judge says Wisconsin youth prisons overuse pepper spray
Associated Press, June 22, 2017
A federal judge has stated that the state's juvenile prisons rely too heavily on pepper spray, shackles, and isolation. 

Health care downplayed in Georgia special election
National Journal, June 21, 2017
Neither Jon Ossoff nor Karen Handel raised the issue of healthcare, despite its predicted importance to midterm elections in 2018.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Demand for social and cognitive skills is linked to higher firm productivity
Yale Insights, June 21, 2017
A new study shows that companies seeking workers with social and cognitive skills, which computers lack, are more productive.
Cited: David Deming

Why the Koch brothers have so much influence on Trump: It starts with Pence
International Business Times, June 20, 2017
70% percent of the administration's senior White House positions are filled by individuals with ties to the Koch Brothers.
Quoted: Alex Keyssar

Teaching hospitals cost more, but could save your life
The New York Times, June 5, 2017
A new study on the mortality effect of teaching hospitals informs the conversation over whether teaching hospitals are worth the increased cost.
Quoted: Amitabh Chandra

Justice system failing young people
Boston Herald, June 3, 2017
Legislation which aims to gradually incorporate young adults into the juvenile justice system is scheduled for a hearing in Massachusetts.
Commentary: Vincent Schiraldi

Malcolm Wiener Center announces Student Class Day Awards
Harvard Kennedy School, May 23, 2017
Center Director David Ellwood announced the winners of the Manuel C. Carballo, Susan C. Eaton, and Frederick Fischer Memorial Prizes for outstanding student research work at today’s HKS Class Day Ceremony.

Radcliffe Institute announces 2017-2018 fellows
Harvard Magazine, May 4, 2017
Professor of Sociology and HKS Professor of Public Policy Devah Pager, and HKS Assistant Professor of Public Policy Leah Wright Rigueur, are awarded fellowships for their work, respectively, on race, discrimination, and the labor market, and race and the American political system. 

What the press still doesn't get about Trump
Politico, May/June, 2017
An exploration of how the press navigates President Trump's motivations, his voters, and his use of Twitter.
Quoted: Leah Wright Rigueur

Black people are not all 'living in Hell'
New York Times, April 26, 2017
A look at the way in which the black upper middle class is expanding more rapidly than the white upper middle class.
Quoted: William Julius Wilson

Power and punishment: Two new books about race and crime
New York Times, April 14, 2017
Two new books on prisons and policing are discussed in light of the current attorney general's stance on drug crime and minimum sentencing for illegal gun possession. 
Commentary: Khalil Gibran Muhammad

Democrats pen letter to Trump on working together for health care reform. What can they achieve?
Christian Science Monitor, March 29, 2017
Democratic senators have asked Trump to work with them on reforming the ACA, but the likelihood of a bipartisan effort is in question.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Former Vermont governor discusses deadly opioid crisis
Harvard Crimson, March 29, 2017
The opioid crisis in Vermont, and across the nation, is discussed, with reference to its impact on the health care and criminal justice systems.
Cited: Sheila Burke

GOP looks to price for next steps on Obamacare
National Journal, March 27, 2017
After the House's failure to pass healthcare legislation, the administration may take the lead.
Quoted: Robert Blendon

Can religious charities take the place of the welfare state?
The Atlantic, March 26, 2017
If the current administration's budget passes, and welfare programs take a hit, are religious charities equipped to step in?
Quoted: Mary Jo Bane

GOP health care debate misses the point, experts say
CNN, March 21, 2017
The National Academy of Medicine released a potential blueprint to reform the American health care system.
Quoted: Sheila Burke

Is a 'merit-based' immigration system a good idea?
The Atlantic, March 11, 2017
The possibility of a merit-based immigration system is explored from an economic standpoint.
Quoted: George Borjas

Crime and the adolescent brain
The New York Times, March 11, 2017
Increasing the age for prosecution as an adult decreases arrests and reduces the cost of incarcerations, as found in a 2016 Program in Criminal Justice Research Report.

The question is: Who are you rooting for? Two economists, two views on immigration
Los Angeles Times, March 1, 2017
Two economists give richly informed but highly differing views on the impact of immigration on the economy.
Quoted: George Borjas

The GOP's long history with black colleges
Politico, February 27, 2017
While some black colleges have seen benefits of relationships with Republican presidents, there remains a need for GOP policies that promote racial justice.
Commentary: Leah Wright Rigueur

Trump scapegoats unauthorized immigrants for crime
The Atlantic, February 28, 2017
The president is publicizing examples of crime perpetrated by unauthorized immigrants, which may further stigmatize this group.
Quoted: Khalil Gibran Muhammad 

Malloy proposes justice system changes for young adults
Hartford Courant, March 1, 2017
Connecticut's governor is proposing a new, less punitive category for young adult offenders.
Quoted: Vincent Schiraldi

The immigration debate we need
New York Times, February 27, 2017
A conversation is presented on the economic and societal impact of immigration.
Commentary: George Borjas

Today in Obamacare: a polling expert explains why the health law is looking more popular
Vox, February 24, 2017
More Republican voters are favoring repealing and replacing the ACA, as opposed to simply replacing the law.
Interviewed: Robert Blendon

How economists are fueling the global debate over refugees
Bloomberg, February 17, 2017
Economists are studying the impact of refugees on the communities in which they settle.
Quoted: George Borjas

Can immigration hurt the economy? An old prejudice returns
New York Times, February 14, 2017
As some Americans fear that immigrants will damage productivity, economists disagree on their impact. Cited: George Borjas, Lant Pritchett

The confused future of health care
Harvard Gazette, February 14, 2017
While the outlook for the survival of the ACA seems dim, analysts say a new plan will take considerable time to develop and implement.
Cited: Amitabh Chandra

Think outside box to deal with young adult criminals
Boston Herald Op-Ed, February 8, 2017
Two Massachusetts sheriffs cite Program in Criminal Justice Research in recommending comprehensive criminal justice reform and a new systemic approach to handling “emerging adults” who commit crimes.