Darkness Visible

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In his more than 20 years working and teaching in the field of international law, Professor David Kennedy ’80 observed something he thought no one was talking about–the negative consequences of good intentions. Kennedy discusses his book on the topic, “The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism,” published by Princeton University Press this spring.

A Healing Practice

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It was December 2000 in Ingushetia, Russia, where 170,000 displaced citizens of neighboring Chechnya were hiding from Russia’s federal forces. Leonard Rubenstein ‘ 75 sat talking with a young man, one of dozens of Chechens he interviewed during his monthlong stay.

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Designers of the FDR Memorial in Washington, D.C., debated whether to depict the 32nd president in the wheelchair he hid from the nation. But according to Charles Gamer ’66, they should have thought a little more about people in wheelchairs today.

The Cart Before the Court

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Casey Martin’s legal battle to use a golf cart during PGA tournaments will not affect many other golfers. Yet the case could affect the lives of many disabled Americans, according to Assistant Professor Samuel Bagenstos ’93. As part of a Supreme Court case heard on January, Bagenstos wrote the amici curiae brief in support of […]

Alumni Create Immigration Clinic Fellowship

Erik Gerding ’98 knew that fundraising, even for a good cause, is never easy. But as it turns out, when the cause is the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic, it’s easier than might be expected. Gerding is one of a group of HLS alumni at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton who felt their experience at […]