The Other Side of the Story

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On a day when Israeli and Palestinian forces clashed in Gaza and negotiations in the region were at a standstill, a group of Harvard Law students in a classroom half a world away examined some of the challenges that have made the negotiation process so difficult in the Middle East and other lands torn by ethnic and religious strife.

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.