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The Path to Zero: Researchers and Public Health Experts Unite to Bring Clarity to Key Metrics Guiding Coronavirus Response

July 1, 2020

Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Rockefeller Foundation, CovidActNow, Covid-Local, CIDRAP and many others join forces, launch new COVID Risk Level map and COVID suppression guidance for policy makers and the public 

Uncertainty is the currency of pandemics. As evidence on the new coronavirus, how it spreads and who...

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New Book of Poetry by Zoë Hitzig

June 5, 2020

Zoë Hitzig's poetry book, Mezzanine: Poems, is now available for pre-order. The book will be published next week on June 9th. 

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In her striking collection of poems, Zoë Hitzig investigates how we seek certitude, power, and domination over the natural world and one another. Hitzig brings a scientific rigor to her searing lyricism, as well as a raucous energy and willingness to allow...

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Six Harvard University Human Rights Centers Condemn Recent Police Violence in the United States

June 1, 2020

The following is a joint statement from the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice at Harvard Law School, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, FXB Center for Health & Human Rights at Harvard University, Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, and International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School. 
 
“We strongly condemn the Minneapolis Police Department’s vicious and brutal murder of George Floyd. This and other recent events highlight the lethal impact of the...

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