Closing the information gap: Romney cites increasing polarization in U.S. and the risk it carries

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Mitt Romney ’75, former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential nominee, visiting Harvard Law School (HLS) for a QandA session hosted by Dean Martha Minow, encouraged a renewed civility in politics and society, emphasizing the difference one person can make through serving others.

2015 J-Term International Travel Grant Recipients

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During the 2015 winter term, 52 HLS students traveled to 26 countries conducting research for writing projects or undertaking independent clinicals, with support from the Winter Term International Travel Grant Program, which includes the Cravath International Fellowships, the Reginald F. Lewis Internships, the Mead Cross Cultural Stipends, the Andrew B. Steinberg Scholarships, and the Human Rights Program Grants.

‘Voices of Syria:’ Unique survey offers an inside look at a worn-torn country and its people

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Vera Mironova, a graduate research fellow at Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation, was one of the lead authors of the “Voices of Syria” project, which covered topics such as current living situations, safety concerns, the future role of religion — among other key issues in Syria’s government. Mironova, a fifth-year year Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland, oversaw and coordinated the operation on the ground. Her goal: to capture the civil war in its most raw form.

A focus on food: Harvard Law School forum mines ways to protect, improve what we eat (video)

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On March 28-29, The Harvard Food Law Society and the Food Literacy Project hosted the “Just Food? Forum on Justice in the Food System” at Harvard Law School, organized as part of Harvard’s yearlong Food Better initiative, created to discuss issues surrounding what we eat.

Students premiere original documentaries at 2015 Harvard Law docfestival

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This Saturday, April 11, the Harvard Law Documentary Studio will host its 4th annual docfestival, a celebration of student-produced films exploring social and policy issues. The event, which will take place at the Harvard Film Archive Cinematheque, will feature four original short documentaries created by students from Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, […]

ProPublica’s Richard Tofel ’83 surveys the evolving business model of underwriting investigative journalism in the digital era (video)

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Describing himself as a ‘recovering,’ though not yet ‘recovered,’ lawyer, Richard Tofel ’83, president of the Pulitzer Prize-winning non-profit news organization ProPublica, explored the challenges facing investigative journalism in the digital age at a talk he gave at Harvard Law School on April 3.

At Harvard, Madeline Albright discusses the power of personal relationships

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The value of a clear understanding of your country’s objectives and the power of personal relationships — along with the wisdom of not drinking too much lemonade — were among the insights former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright shared with an audience at Harvard Law School’s on April 2.

50 years of privacy since Griswold: Gertner, Suk and Tribe discuss landmark case

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Fifty years after the Supreme Court kicked off its line of “right to privacy” cases with Griswold v. Connecticut, which declared unconstitutional a state statute prohibiting couples from using contraceptives, a panel of three Harvard Law professors met to discuss the impact and legacy of the landmark case.