Program on Crisis Mapping and Early Warning

Crisis mapping initiatives, information communication technology, and early warning systems have the potential to prevent mass atrocities, mitigate the effects of natural disasters, strengthen international aid agency coordination, improve resource allocation, develop timely policy, and help us evaluate current humanitarian practices. All of the required technology, data-gathering methods, and analytical frameworks exist currently - with many experts in each area residing at Harvard University.

Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies

The Harvard Initiative on Contemporary Islamic Societies is essentially a safe harbor for academics, human rights advocates, and policy specialists from across the Muslim world. It is a venue for substantive discussion at the intersection of human rights, Islamic studies and broader Muslim societal issues.

Islam in the West Program

Western Europe and North America are home to rapidly expanding Muslim minorities, increasing the need for data on the relationship between Islam and democracy. The Islam in the West Program aims to contribute to the global debate on Islam through an in-depth examination of the religious, political, and social situations of American and European Muslims, and by illuminating the relationships of these communities with the Muslim world at large.

Copyright for Librarians

"Copyright for Librarians" aims to inform librarians about copyright law in general, as well as the aspects of copyright law that most affect libraries, especially those in developing and transition countries.

Advocacy and Social Movements

The power of advocacy and social movements to impact cultural, economic, and political outcomes is a growing field of study and research at Harvard Kennedy School.

Managing the Atom

The Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) conducts and disseminates policy-relevant research on nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, and nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament. The project supports an international group of pre- and post-doctoral fellows and other experts working on these issues and helps to advance their research work through seminars, workshops, and conferences.

The Harvard Nutrition and Global Health Program

Malnutrition is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, as well as a major impediment to population health and economic development. The Harvard Nutrition and Global Health Program - developed with the support of a three-year award from the National Institutes of Health's Fogarty International Center - offers new coursework and training opportunities in nutrition and global health in conjunction with partner institutions including the St. John's Research Institute in Bangalore, India; at Muhimbili University in Tanzania and at the University of S o Paulo in Brazil.

Program for Leadership Development

The Program for Leadership Development (PLD) speeds this time-consuming process by equipping up-and-coming managers with a broader understanding of the global marketplace and a more integrated view of the organization.

HDS Immigration Initiative

The HDS Immigration Initiative is an advocacy group that affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the ethic of reciprocity found throughout the world's religions known as the Golden Rule. It seeks to raise awareness about the challenges that undocumented people face in the United States with particular attention to immigration reform as a moral issue. The HDS Immigration Initiative also provides opportunities for students to act in solidarity with undocumented people.

Association of Black Harvard Women

The Association of Black Harvard Women (ABHW) was founded in 1975, through a unanimous decision by 65 black Radcliffe women. Our mission is to strengthen the bonds of black sisterhood through community discussion, social action and public service. The Association of Black Harvard Women currently serves a membership of over 100 Harvard undergraduates with discussions addressing pertinent issues affecting black women and community service events such as the voter registration drives and the Alberta V. Scott Mentorship Program.


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