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Headshot portraits of Harvard Law School students Anna Vande Velde and William Roberts

Harvard Law School students Anna Vande Velde and William Roberts
Photograph courtesy of Harvard Law School 

Research

A Law School report offers the City of Boston recommendations for reform.

3.18.21

Headshots of Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

From left to right: Marc Lipsitch, William Hanage, Barry Bloom

Photograph credits from left: Kent Dayton and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2)

Despite vaccines, Harvard scientists warn, more-transmissible variants make COVID-19 harder to control.

1.7.21

Cracks appear in a balloon decorated like a $100 bill as Uncle Sam fills it with a bicycle pump

Illustration by Dave Cutler

Contrary to expert belief, some financial crises can be predicted—and perhaps averted.

January-February 2021

Collage of Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and a Headshot of Paul Farmer.

Cover of Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds by Paul Farmer and Photograph of Paul Farmer

Photograph of Paul Farmer by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Public Affairs and Communication

 

The 2014 epidemic was rooted in centuries of exploitation and war, Paul Farmer argues.

11.17.20

Caroline Buckee headshot over an orange background.

Caroline Buckee

Anonymized location data can help guide strategies for protecting public health in a pandemic.

10.26.20

Headshot portrait of Mayra Rivera

Mayra Rivera

Photograph by Steph Stevens

How apocalyptic narratives help make sense of the modern world

November-December 2020

A California hillside burns

Wildfires in California are one example of climate-change damages happening now.

Photograph by Kyle Grillot/AFP via Getty Images

Coming to terms with climate change’s relentless, long-term fallout

November-December 2020

Emaciated cattle at a market in the Sahel region of Africa

Fulani herders gather in June 2019 at a cattle market in the Sahel region of Africa. Rising temperatures are making life harder in this semi-arid region, driving inhabitants to cities.

Photograph by Marco Longari /AFP via Getty Images

November-December 2020

Black-and-white photograph of Karl Puchner in 1937 with his wife, young son, and a tiny, barely visible swastika button on his jacket

In a June 1937 photo, Karl Puchner posed with his wife and son Günter—and a tiny swastika button, which his younger son discovered years later by using a magnifying glass.

Photograph courtesy of Martin Puchner

A German American scholar is unsettled by an ancestor’s secret.

November-December 2020