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Harvard Kennedy School's Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management brings you a series of in-depth conversations with the people on the front lines reforming the criminal legal system. Hosted by Schuyler Daum.
 
Scale Your Joy is for the “smart with heart” high achiever looking to ditch the corporate grind and sidestep the “hustle hard” startup scene to design a life and business they love. Scale Your Joy is hosted by Kaneisha Grayson, a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School grad, author, essayist, avid traveler, and self-made entrepreneur. Each week, she shares her personal experiences and advice on crafting a life and building a business that not only showcases your formal education a ...
 
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The Africa Policy Journal @ Harvard Kennedy School

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The Africa Policy Journal is a student-run publication of the Harvard Kennedy School. It is the only student-run scholarly journal in the United States dedicated to African policy. Its mission is to promote a rigorous, informed, and influential policy dialogue that is relevant to current and future issues of governance, economics, politics, and society on the African continent. APJ publishes thought-provoking content that provides fresh insights into the most significant opportunities and ch ...
 
A monthly podcast featuring real-world lessons, best practices, and action-oriented insights for the “You’re It” moments when you are called to lead. Each concise episode features insights from frontline leaders and the faculty of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI), a joint program of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. About the Host Eric J. McNulty is the Associate Director ...
 
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Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy

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Middle East Weekly brings you the most important stories from the Middle East, taking you behind the headlines with analysis from across the region. If you're interested in the Middle East, aren't sure why it's so important, or are just looking for a new way to fill your morning commute, give us a listen! Every week we'll be looking at three new Middle Eastern issues in the news, with expert analysis from our team of editors who'll be lifting the lid on a region that all too often seems impo ...
 
3 Takeaways features insights from the world’s best thinkers, business leaders, writers, politicians, scientists and other newsmakers. Each episode ends with the 3 key takeaways the leading figure has learned over their career. Hosted by Lynn Thoman.
 
Each week, your hosts--public radio veteran Stephan Cox, political science PhD candidate Chad Levinson, and Democratic strategist David Gershwin--unpack the week in politics and attempt to drill down through the chatter and into something that quite possibly resembles the truth. Born during the 16-month long national nightmare that is the 2016 Presidential election, the show continues to evolve, examining greater and deeper themes and threads across the political and cultural landscape. Step ...
 
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Matthew Clair is the author of Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court. In the book, he uncovers how privilege and inequality play out in criminal court interactions, especially in the attorney-client relationship. In this conversation, we explore the attorney-client relationship in greater detail and the ways that it …
 
Co-founder of BlackRock Barbara Novick shares how she and her co-founders built the largest investment management firm in the world with $9 trillion under management and clients in over 100 countries. Learn the keys to BlackRock’s success. Barbara transitioned from Vice Chairman of BlackRock to Senior Advisor in…
 
Professor Claudia Goldin joins me to discuss "Career & Family: Women's Century-Long Journey Towards Equity".Why do men dominate business leadership?Is this due to testosterone, preferences or discrimination?Why are there more women in management in the USA than Europe?What would reduce the gender pay gap?And so much more.Book: https://press.princet…
 
Happiness expert and Harvard Kennedy School Professor Arthur Brooks shares how you can get better at, practice and share happiness and live a better happier post pandemic life. He also talks about how he managed to accomplish three complete job changes over his career. Arthur is a Harvard professor, PhD social scientist, bestselling author, and col…
 
This podcast offers some preliminary explorations of The Neolithic RevolutionLate Antiquity to the Early Middle AgesPre-Colonial Matrilineal and Bilateral SocietiesThe Eurasian DivergenceColonial Latin AmericaThe Death of Matriliny CommunismFeminist ActivismFraternal CapitalIt is a work-in-progress. I still have so much to learn. Comments and criti…
 
Our world is marked by the Great Gender Divergence. In India, Iran and Egypt, most women remain in their homes, secluded and surveilled with few friends. Chinese women work but are locked out of politics. Latin America has undergone radical transformation, with now near gender parity in political representation and mass rallies against male violenc…
 
Male bosses and male-dominated workplaces consistently fail to recognise and elevate female talent. Rewards and promotions go to those who put in long hours. Men can take advantage of this system because they are emancipated by women who continue to shoulder the burden of social reproduction at home. Thus the contemporary system of employment is pr…
 
In this episode, we’re going backstage with the oh-so-creative Aleksej Aarsaether and talking all about the joys and challenges of balancing creative talents with a career in business. Aleksej is a screenwriter, theater actor and director, an excellent salesperson and trainer, and soon-to-be Oxford MBA graduate. Just a year ago, Aleksej joined my t…
 
Peter Wendell founded Sierra Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that has invested more than $2 billion in a wide variety of successful technology companies. Peter co-teaches Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, “Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital” course with former Google CEO, Eric Schmidt. He is a trustee of Merck and…
 
Wherever they ruled, communists engineered cultural change by dethroning religious authorities, educating women, and harnessing them as workhorses. Today, ex-communist countries lead the world for gender parity in education, employment, and management roles. Yet it is my contention that the status of women would have been higher without communism. …
 
How do democracies die? What lessons can we learn from the past as we seek to build more democratic societies and participatory public spheres? Join us this month on Justice Matters as host Sushma Raman talks with Steve Levitsky, Professor of Government at Harvard University, Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and …
 
Jason Furman is the Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy jointly at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He served for eight years as a top economic adviser to President Obama, including as the 28th Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers from August 2013 to January 2017, acting as b…
 
Paul Polman is the former CEO of Unilever, one of the largest companies in the world with over 300 brands. Paul helped redefine what being a good company means long before it was acceptable to think about anything besides profits. Paul shares how Imagine, a movement that he co-founded, brings together a critical mass of CEOs across the value chain …
 
Former FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb gives an inside account of the system wide failure across the U.S. government that left the country blind amidst the global covid pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, he was in regular contact with all the key players in the government and the drug and diagnostic companies. Find out how we can better prepare…
 
About the “Systems Failure” Series: To kick off the fall 2021 season, we’re launching a mini-series of episodes built around a theme we’re calling “Systems Failure.” Our conversations will focus on how economic, technological, and other types of systems that play a huge role in determining how we live our lives can not only treat individuals and gr…
 
Former New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton shares what he thinks good policing looks like, reforms needed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the arc of policing and the reasons crime is up in many major cities. He talks about different approaches to policing including broken windows, rapid response and community policing as well as th…
 
This month, I am thrilled to bring you an interview with the multitalented, fulfilled and purposeful Jayne Allen, author of Black Girls Must Die Exhausted. We’ll explore the ups and downs of the journey that led her to write Black Girls Must Die Exhausted, and meet her deliciously deep and relatable protagonist, Tabitha Walker. Get inspired with me…
 
Mike Novogratz, Founder and CEO of Galaxy Digital, shares on cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, digital assets, and the possibilities of blockchain. Learn how the first Tweet, a single sentence by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, sold as an NFT for millions of dollars and why it was worth so much. He also shares how blockchain can even be used for …
 
How can we ensure accountability when international criminal law is violated? How do we approach seeking justice for past atrocities? And in an era of widespread disinformation, what happens when people lack trust in the very purveyors of justice? Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, former President of the ICC, joins host Sushma Raman to discuss accountability…
 
Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor at Large, U.S. of the Financial Times uses her perspective as an anthropologist to explain a wide variety of business and cultural phenomena. She predicted the 2008 financial crisis. Discover how she sees the world today including new phenomena such as crypto currencies, nonfungible tokens (NFTs…
 
Meat production is one of the world’s greatest contributors to climate change. Patrick Brown, the creator of the Impossible Burger and the Founder of Impossible Foods, wanted to figure out how to make delicious, affordable meat from plants that is better for the environment and consumers. Learn about his journey from Stanford University professor t…
 
I’m showing my love this week by sharing details about myself! To show my appreciation for you loyal listeners, I’m answering personal questions so you can really get to know me, Kaneisha Grayson, host of Scale Your Joy, founder of The Art of Applying, woman with hopes and dreams and fears! Tune into Episode 15: My Answers to 10 Vulnerable Question…
 
Cass Sunstein is a professor at Harvard and one of the founders of behavioral science. He has written two books with Nobel Laureates, including Nudge with Richard Thaler. We are unknowingly influenced by our environments, by how choices are framed, by the people we are with, and a myriad of seemingly insignificant factors. Learn the latest findings…
 
Alec Karakatsanis is the author of Usual Cruelty: the Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice System and the founder of Civil Rights Corps. We discuss why he calls it the criminal injustice system and the dangers of criminal justice "reform."By HKS Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
 
This week I’m talking money, honey! Tune in to learn from some of the imperfect actions I’ve taken with Episode 14: 5 Money Mistakes I Made in My Million-Dollar Business. When I started my business with just me and my laptop, I was a Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School graduate. What I didn’t yet realize is that it's a whole differen…
 
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper discusses the greatest threats, cyber, surveillance, the information being collected on each one of us and individual rights to privacy. Learn how we can protect ourselves against future health or biological threats.By Lynn Thoman
 
Join me for the premiere of Season 2, Episode 13, as I take you through my home-buying experience of turning buyer’s remorse into decider’s delight! We’ve all experienced buyer’s remorse in one shape or another, so I’m sharing the seven steps I went through to process my feelings, get feedback, and problem-solve my way to feeling better. And are yo…
 
Angela Duckworth is the Character Lab Founder and CEO and a University of Pennsylvania Professor of Psychology. Angela studies the character traits and habits which predict success. She has studied West Point cadets, National Spelling Bee finalists, teachers, sales people and students to determine who is successful and why. A few characteristics em…
 
Can one movie make a difference in a nation's trajectory? Released in 1915, The Birth of a Nation was the first film to be screened in the White House. Mired in racists stereotypes, the film is credited with the resurgence of the KKK. In this month's episode of Justice Matters, Economist Desmond Ang joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the impact of …
 
Arthur Brooks is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor of the Practice of Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. Brooks is also the former president of the American Enterprise Institute and a former member of the City Orchestra of Barcelona. He is the author of 11 books, includ…
 
Former American Express Chairman and CEO and current General Catalyst Chairman and Managing Director Ken Chenault, shares his thoughts on leadership, race, creating diverse workforces, responsible innovation, and his hope for the future. Ken covers his early life, growing up, his experience leading American Express for nearly two decades through cr…
 
Manager of Michael Bloomberg’s personal and philanthropic assets, Steven Rattner, shares what he is investing in now and how he views the opportunities and risks in the market. As a former Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury and former head of Obama’s Auto Task Force, he also provides insights on government. Steve is also the Economic Analys…
 
Iris Bohnet, the Academic Dean of the Kennedy School and co-Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, shares how simple, evidence-based changes can reduce and neutralize the biased behaviors in classrooms, police departments, and boardrooms; and in hiring and promotion. She is a behavioral economist, combining insights from economics and psy…
 
Imagine homes that can grow themselves whenever and wherever they’re needed or buildings that can adapt to their environment. We’re limited only by our creativity in designing materials that physically sense, adapt to their environment, heal themselves and grow. Skylar Tibbits shares how we can design simple and elegant materials that harness natur…
 
Harvard Kennedy School Dean for Executive Education Debra Iles believes that the pandemic has “created the opportunity for us to think differently, to embrace some things that we were perhaps postponing.” Debra and I met virtually for episode 18 of MindMaxing, the final episode in the podcast’s first season, where she reflected on the unique perspe…
 
How do science and technology affect rights, equity, and justice? When are techno-solutions inadequate in addressing societal problems? In this month's episode of Justice Matters, host Sushma Raman talks with Professor Sheila Jasanoff, a pioneer in the social sciences exploring the role of science and technology in the law, politics, and policy of …
 
Elizabeth Nyamayaro is the author of I Am A Girl From Africa, Special Advisor at the United Nations World Food Programme and founder of the HeForShe movement. She shares her near death experience and how she used adversity to create an opportunity to do greater things.By Lynn Thoman
 
A national study commissioned by Public Rights Project revealed a massive enforcement gap in corporate abuse--with 54% of those surveyed saying they have experienced wage theft, predatory lending and debt collection, corporate pollution, and/or unsafe rental conditions at least once in the past 10 years. The criminal legal system could intervene. H…
 
Harvard University Dean of Division of Continuing Education and University Extension Nancy Coleman, Ed.D., believes creating space for reflection is important, especially in higher education. “If we're truly going to figure out ‘how do we create value for our students?’ … there needs to be some thinking in that. And I found one of the best ways to …
 
Guests: Sarah Bidgood is Director of the Eurasia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Usha Sahay is Senior Editor at POLITICO Magazine, where she focuses on foreign affairs and global issues. She is also the host of “A Most Terrible Weapon,…
 
Guests: Austin Long is Vice Deputy Director for Strategic Stability in the Joint Staff J5 at the U.S. Department of Defense. Ernest J. Herold is Executive Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies—Americas and a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army. He was previously the Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment at N…
 
Secret Service Director James Murray is responsible for the Investigative and Protective missions of the Secret Service. He shares how the Secret Service trains its agents and protects against new types of risk such as the cyber physical nexus. He also shares how we can protect ourselves from cyber risk.…
 
Excelsior College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs John Caron can see a difference in how colleges and universities are networking since the start of the pandemic. One of the things that Excelsior is doing that John finds interesting is exploring partnership opportunities with other schools, exploring pathways from their non-credit c…
 
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