An Interview with Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton’s blog, Humans of New York (HONY), started out as an unassuming personal project to capture New York’s larger-than-life characters. Five years later, Stanton has garnered 12 million viewers, launched a United Nations-sponsored photography tour and snagged a meeting with President Obama. On his recent visit to Harvard University, HPR journalist Mattea Mrkusic sat down with Stanton to discuss his personal … Read more

Malala Yousafzai: A Truly "Nobel" Laureate?

This October, Malala Yousafzai won the Nobel Peace Prize. She shared the award with Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi. At 17, Malala is the youngest ever Nobel laureate. Despite surviving an attack on her life and her ongoing activism, there are still those who question Malala’s merits. So what is the controversy? What do Harvard students think of … Read more

StreetTalk – Fast with Divest Harvard

The HPR’s Multimedia team attended the events of the weeklong Divest Harvard Fast, in which participants fasted for anywhere between one day and one week as a statement against Harvard’s investment in fossil fuel companies. Held from Oct. 20 – Oct. 24, the fast was organized by the Divest Harvard Campaign. You can access additional … Read more

On the Record: Fall 2014 IOP Fellow Frank Fahrenkopf

  Associate World Editor Rachael Hanna sits down with Fall 2014 IOP Fellow Frank Fahrenkopf to discuss his experience as former chairman of the Republican National Committee. Frank Fahrenkopf’s IOP study group, called “Can Congressional Bi-Partisanship be Rejuvenated?” takes place on Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm in the FDR room. You can access additional content by subscribing … Read more

Scottish Independence: Yes or No?

  The question of Scotland’s independence has been dominating political discussions in the United Kingdom. Today, Scots officially voted to reject independence. In this video, Aliya Itzkowitz interviews members of Harvard’s British Club at the Referendum Watch Party held this week, asking students to weigh in on the controversial debate. You can access additional content … Read more

One Year Later: The Boston Marathon

  Selina Wang goes out to the Boston Marathon to interview participants as they “take back the finish line” one year after the tragic bombing. You can access additional content by subscribing to our YouTube channel and visiting our iTunes page. Interview, Filming and Editing by Selina Wang

Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition Shame Tour

  Responsible Investment at Harvard was launched in the spring of 2013 to hold Harvard accountable for the ethical practices of companies it invests in using its endowment. In particular, RI@H would like to work with those affected by Harvard’s timber plantations in Argentina. In April, the Responsible Investment at Harvard Coalition brought two organizers … Read more

Immigration Panel: Battles Won and the Fight Ahead

  On April 30, Act on a Dream, in conjunction with many groups on campus such as IOP’s Citizenship Tutoring and Korean Student Association, held a panel on immigration reform titled “Battles Won and the Fight Ahead.” It featured four experts on the immigration reform movement (in order of appearance): Lizbeth Hernandez – Director of … Read more

India’s General Election 2014

  India, the world’s largest democracy, is currently gripped by election fever. Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are set to win big, as popularity for the current governing party, the Indian National Congress (INC), is in steep decline. Yet, in the complex Indian political landscape, nothing is so simple. We will not know … Read more