Jane Harman on the evolving threat of terrorism (video)

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Former Congresswoman Jane Harman ’69 was the keynote speaker at Harvard Law School on Nov. 6, at an event sponsored by HLS Democrats and HLS Republicans. In a question-and-answer session with Dean Martha Minow, Harman reflected on her political career and discussed a range of issues from the fallout from the midterm elections to U.S. intelligence, foreign policy and the evolving threat of terrorism.

New head of VA looks to put system’s troubles behind

Robert McDonald

At the inaugural Disabled American Veterans Distinguished Speaker Series at Harvard Law School, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald said the troubled agency is making progress in getting its house in order, citing more — and more timely — appointments and authorizations to see private doctors for veterans who live far from VA hospitals.

Analysts discuss the origins, motivations, and ambitions of surging ISIS movement (video)

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Whether it’s called ISIS or ISIL, few people a year ago had even heard of the radical Sunni Islamist group that had splintered from al-Qaida. But as the Iraq-based terrorist organization rapidly swarmed and took control of cities and towns in Iraq and Syria, it suddenly became a front-burner issue in American foreign policy. After […]

Harvard’s Berkman Center to launch global network focused on youth-oriented hate speech

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The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University has announced an effort to form a first-of-its-kind thematic network of experts, educators, practitioners, and ambassadors that will facilitate, promote, and strengthen collaboration to counter youth-oriented hate speech online.

Running the marathon, no end in sight: A blind Harvard Law student takes on the challenge (video)

Kristin Fleschner ’14

For Kristin Fleschner ’14, running in next week’s Boston Marathon is a way to fight back against the bombing that terrorized last year’s runners. She has worked for the federal government in national security since 2008, and she’ll continue her work for the federal government after she graduates from Harvard Law School this spring.