Harvard International Review


Boys juggle a football in front of their house in the old streets in Benghazi

To Play Ball, Not Make War

Nelson Mandela once said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people…sport can...


The Social Contract 2.0: Big Data and the Need to Guarantee Privacy and Civil Liberties

Much has been written regarding the rate of technological innovation and how these advancements might provide solutions to the emerging challenges facing humanity in...
Bodies in the rubble of the Rana Plaza building collapse, April 2013, Savar, Bangladesh

Photography as Activism: The Role of Visual Media in Humanitarian Crises

Since the camera was invented in 1826, it has been used to document everything from social injustice, inequality, famine, war, and human rights abuses...
Soccer on Lido Beach in Mugadishu, Somalia

Youth Unemployment: A Global Security Challenge

Lido beach in Mogadishu, Somalia, is a 100-mile stretch of white sand lapped by the azure blue waters of the Indian Ocean. On Fridays,...
The Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government is a prominent western institute for the study of international relations

Western Theory, Global World: Western Bias in International Theory

Scholars of international relations often operate under the assumption that their project is to generate the truth, to come to some objective understanding of...