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.

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.

Explaining ‘Capital:’ In HLS visit, economist Thomas Piketty discusses his landmark text (video)

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It’s been just a year since Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” turned the respected French economist from the University of Paris into an academic and publishing rock star. Piketty’s status showed little sign of fading during his March 6 visit to Harvard to speak about the book before an overflow crowd inside Austin Hall at Harvard Law School.

Heard on the Hill: Tribe on Clean Power Plan; Shay on international tax system; and Desai and Fogg on tax complexity

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On Tuesday, March 17, two professors from Harvard Law School, Laurence Tribe ’66 and Stephen Shay, will testify before Senate committees. Last week, Harvard Law School Professor Mihir Desai and Visiting Clinical Professor T. Keith Fogg testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.

Too big to fail or too hard to remember? The triumph, tragedy, and lost legacy of James M. Landis ’24

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On Nov. 24, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard hosted “Too Big to Fail or Too Hard to Remember: Lessons from the New Deal and the Triumph, Tragedy, and Lost Legacy of James M. Landis,” a discussion of the legacy of scholar, administrator, advocate and political adviser known for his seminal contribution to the creation of the modern system of market regulation in the United States.