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Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy and Amitabh Chandra in the JFK, Jr. Forum

Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, joined Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy, for a conversation on America's most pressing public health issues and the potential for significant changes to the Affordable Care Act under the Trump administration. Calling the opioid crisis a "bipartisan issue", Murthy urged medical professionals to expand their traditional roles and become more engaged in public policy decisions and public life. Watch the video

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The research and experience of Judge Nancy Gertner (retired), Senior Lecturer on Law at HLS; Bruce Western, Professor of Sociology; and Vincent Schiraldi, Senior Research Fellow at the HKS Program in Criminal Justice guides students in a new graduate seminar on mass incarceration, public policy and criminal justice reform. MORE>>


'10 Big Ideas: Inequality and Wealth Concentration'

A special event hosted by the Multidisciplinary Program on Inequality and Social Policy.

Ten faculty members from across Harvard University’s social sciences shared their 10 big ideas on inequality and wealth concentration – in 8 minutes each. Bringing insights from diverse academic fields, each presented one big idea for the study of inequality—a big idea that motivates their work and illuminates promising areas for future research on inequality and wealth concentration. Watch the video.

Printing Press

New Book Explores Immigration Economics and Policy

George Borjas
, the Robert W. Scrivner Professor of Economics and Social Policy, outlines the history of immigration debates and policy in his new book, We Wanted Workers: Unraveling the Immigration Narrative. MORE>>

EVICTED Named Among 10 Best Books of 2016

Research on low-income housing, poverty and the causes and far-reaching impacts of eviction by Matthew Desmond, John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences.

‘EVICTED’ has been named one of the 10 Best Books of 2016 by both the New York Times and Washington Post.

“If we are going to overcome the big health care challenges we have as a country, it’s going to require more than government, it’s going to require each of us taking it upon ourselves to play a role in creating the solutions that our country desperately needs.”
- Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy, U.S Surgeon General

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