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Former Fellow, Elinor Amit, in the Harvard Gazette discussing her latest research on how humans think

May 12, 2017

In a new study, Elinor Amit, former Lab Fellow and affiliate of the Psychology Department, shows that people create visual images to accompany their inner speech even when they are prompted to use verbal thinking, suggesting that visual thinking is deeply ingrained in the human brain. … Read more about Former Fellow, Elinor Amit, in the Harvard Gazette discussing her latest research on how humans think

Danielle Allen and Colleague Emily Sneff Discover New Parchment Declaration of Independence

April 21, 2017

Today's New York Times reports the exciting discovery of a "previously unknown early handwritten parchment of the Declaration, buried in a provincial archive in Britain" by Danielle Allen, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, and her colleague Emily Sneff. The discovery arises from the work of their Delcaration Resources Project,… Read more about Danielle Allen and Colleague Emily Sneff Discover New Parchment Declaration of Independence

Former Graduate Fellow, Samantha Power, Named to Joint Appointment at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School

April 18, 2017

The Deans of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School announced last week that former Graduate Fellow in Ethics and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017, Samantha Power, will serve as the Anna Lindh Professor of the Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and as a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School, effective immediately. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Kennedy School in 1998 and earned her J.D. in 1999 from the Law School.

A journalist before law school,… Read more about Former Graduate Fellow, Samantha Power, Named to Joint Appointment at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School

Berggruen Fellow, Samuel Moyn, and Stephen Wertheim in NYT Opinion, "The Long Road to Trump’s War"

April 10, 2017

Current Berggruen Fellow-in-Residence and professor of law and history at Harvard, Samuel Moyn, and Stephen Wertheim, fellow in history at King’s College, Cambridge University, appear in today's NYT on the lack of examination and reflection in the years since the start of the Iraq war: "[T]he question that historians will ask, decades from now, is how those 15 years of flailing failed to teach us anything." Read here… Read more about Berggruen Fellow, Samuel Moyn, and Stephen Wertheim in NYT Opinion, "The Long Road to Trump’s War"