Social media used to spread, create COVID-19 falsehoods

Analysts in public health, politics, and technology discuss the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation being shared around the world.

Christina Pazzanese • harvard
May 8, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: media harvard-kennedy-school health-medicine world-health-organization ashish-jha christina-pazzanese christopher-robichaud disinformation harvard-chan-school joan-donovan misinformation shorenstein-center tara-setmayer united-nations vish-viswanath

Urgency of climate change may be understated in intergovernmental panel report

The world’s oceans, glaciers, and ice caps are under assault by climate change. The Gazette spoke with former Obama science adviser John Holdren about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report examining the threat.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Oct. 2, 2019 ~14 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  harvard-kennedy-school  alvin-powell  sea-level-rise  wildfire  arctic-initiative  belfer-center-for-science-and-international-affairs  global-warming  heat-wave  intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change  john-holdren  permafrost  public-opinion

Harvard’s Barry Bloom and Juliette Kayyem discuss measles outbreak

Harvard public health and public safety experts recommended public education, elimination of nonmedical vaccination exemptions for schoolkids, and potentially more severe penalties as a way to get parents to comply with measles vaccination guidelines.

Alvin Powell • harvard
June 11, 2019 ~24 min

Tags:  public-health  epidemic  harvard-kennedy-school  health-medicine  alvin-powell  harvard-th-chan-school-of-public-health  measles  barry-bloom  anti-vaccination  herd-immunity  juliette-kayyem  medical-exemption  outbreak  public-safety  vaccination

Harvard fellow and ex-astronaut Ochoa reflects on Apollo landing

Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong took his “giant leap for mankind” on the moon. In his wake hundreds of others have flown into space, including Ellen Ochoa, a four-time shuttle astronaut who stepped down as director of the Johnson Space Center in 2018 and is currently a visiting fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

Alvin Powell • harvard
April 19, 2019 ~18 min

Tags:  science-technology  harvard-kennedy-school  alvin-powell  apollo-moon-landings  astronaut  center-for-public-leadership  ellen-ochoa  human-spaceflight  johnson-space-center  space-shuttle  visiting-fellow

A Harvard professor’s journey to belief

As part of a speaker series, Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad shares his winding past toward belief.

Nate Herpich • harvard
Oct. 26, 2018 ~7 min

Tags:  arts-humanities  life-matters  harvard-kennedy-school  khalil-abdur-rashid  khalil-gibran-muhammad  religion

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