Americas Archive

Tens of thousands of protestors rise up in opposition of President Mohammed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt in 2012. According to many experts, media including Facebook, Twitter, mobile phone videos, and television played a signification role in the organization and spread of the Arab Spring movement. Photo Credit: AP Images.

The Imperative Need For Diversity in a Changing Media Landscape

Not long ago I was in a meeting with a company worth millions....
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Science Rocketing Forward: An Interview with Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist who helped lead the research...
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The Promise of Colonialism for Puerto Rico

Islanders used to call it “La isla del encanto” – the isle of...
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Journey to Rio: An Analysis of the Success of the Refugee Olympic Team

Olympic athletes from the Refugee team stand together during the welcome ceremony in...
Noam Chomsky speaking in 2015. CC BY-SA 2.0

Populism and Terror: An Interview with Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky is a philosopher, social critic, political activist, and pioneering linguist. Having...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel gets a look at the latest high-tech projects being developed for wounded soldiers by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, DARPA, including the ATLAS Robot, center, demonstrated by engineer Brad Tousley, right, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the Pentagon.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Ethics and Implications of Modern Warfare: Robotic Systems and Human Optimization

The Ethical Questions of Military Technology In 1139, Pope Innocent II led the...
On Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, a Kurdish fighter, known as a peshmerga, yawns as he stands guard on the frontline in Sinjar, Iraq. In the shadow of the buildup to the long-awaited Mosul offensive, Kurdish forces are seizing additional territory that they say will become part of their semiautonomous region. The moves are further straining relations between two groups ostensibly allied in the fight against the Islamic State group: Iraq’s Kurdish forces known as the peshmerga and the country’s powerful Shiite militias.(AP Photo/Bram Janssen, File)

The Changing Nature of War in the Middle East and North Africa

It is not easy to address war in the Middle East. There are,...
An official portrait of former Ambassador Locke. Photo courtesy of the US Department of Commerce, public domain.

People, Trade, and Rights: A Conversation with Ambassador Locke on Evolving US-China Relations

I wanted to start by recognizing the range of experiences that you’ve had...
Calvery, former director of FinCEN, attends a Congressional hearing. Part of FinCEN is also responsible for regulations protecting against money laundering.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous: Confronting Dirty Money in US Real Estate

Not Your Average Neighbor On Christmas Eve of 2007, a Moscow-based network of...
Photo courtesy of Abigail Egan for the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Fernando Reimers on International Education: Global Comparative Education Analysis and Study to Advance Development, Collaboration, and Effective Teaching and Learning

Fernando Reimers is on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education...