Faculty Sampler: Excerpts from a selection of recent and forthcoming articles

“The Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County v. Holder revitalizes the oldest and most demeaning official insult to African Americans in American constitutional history.

Brown-Nagin on the Unfinished Business of Civil Rights


The author of the award-winning book “Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement,“ sees education as the civil rights frontier.

Crossing Boundaries to Enforce Boundaries


When Elise Young ’14 describes the work she is doing with the Digital Problem Solving Initiative, or DPSI, it almost sounds as if she is telling a joke. Three Harvard Law School students, several computerscientists, a physicist and a design student walk into a room.

Privacy (TBD): In the online space, what is private may depend on who you are and where you live


As Professor of Practice Urs Gasser sets up his PowerPoint and students deploy their notebooks and laptops, a riff of music drifts by. The tune soon reveals itself as a jazz version of the Beatles classic “Here, There and Everywhere”—a title that’s evocative of the global subject covered in this seminar, Comparative Online Privacy.