The HBS Administration’s Flag Policy

Dean Badaracco defends the administration’s current policy to only allow the raising of flags recognized by the International Olympic Committee. Among the great advantages of a Harvard MBA is the opportunity to be a part of a diverse community that reflects a wide array of beliefs, backgrounds, and experiences. While this can prove challenging at… Continue reading The HBS Administration’s Flag Policy

Globalization is Changing the Nature of National Sovereignty

On October 25, 2007, the day after the birthday of the United Nations (October 24, 1945), His Excellency Dr. Srgjan Kerim, the President of the 62nd Session of the UN General Assembly, a prominent diplomat on the world stage, addressed the Harvard Business School community on globalization and national sovereignty. According to H.E. Kerim, “the… Continue reading Globalization is Changing the Nature of National Sovereignty

Reinvigorating the African Standby Force-How to Develop the Envisioned "African Solution for African Problems"

To avoid a tragic exacerbation of the regional conflict in Darfur, the world stands largely united in its condemnation of Khartoum and its hope for the eventual introduction of an international UN peacekeeping force. Given the significantly limited experience, resources, and mandate of the in-country African Standby Force (ASF), deployed as the African Mission in… Continue reading Reinvigorating the African Standby Force-How to Develop the Envisioned "African Solution for African Problems"

Social Enterprise Perspectives: Solutions to Poverty in Economically Depressed Madagascar

Organization: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar Last summer, I worked at the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Office in Antananarivo, Madagascar. I worked for the Growing Sustainable Business (GSB) Initiative replica watches uk, a program designed to identify and facilitate enterprise solutions to poverty. My task was to identify pro-poor private… Continue reading Social Enterprise Perspectives: Solutions to Poverty in Economically Depressed Madagascar

Summer in Kosovo

Organization: Mercy Corps International Location: Pristina, Kosovo I spent my summer in BGIEland, but unfortunately there was no Professor Julio to answer clarifying questions. The situation in Kosovo was basically 60% unemployment, exports equaling 4% of imports, minimal investment, 70% of the population under age 30, ethnic tensions, minimal education, health, and social benefits, UN… Continue reading Summer in Kosovo

Big Questions About Iraq

The Iraq situation is turning into a mess. Bickering between the United States and Germany-France-Belgium over how to deal with Saddam Hussein has risen to worrisome levels. Should there be a war? Should there be a second resolution? Should the United Nations be involved? Should Hussein be given another chance? These are all questions that… Continue reading Big Questions About Iraq


It appears inevitable that the United States will soon go to war. If by chance of a miracle we do not fight Iraq, we will continue to engage with absolute certainty against the state of domestic and international public opinion. In one of this week’s featured articles, we explore America’s diplomatic strategy to persuade Turkey,… Continue reading Editorial

Mary Robinson: International Human Rights Advocate

September 30 – Mary Robinson (HLS ’68) addressed a packed Forum at the Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy last Monday evening on the topic of “States, Society and the Future of Human Rights.” Robinson, who served as the first woman president of Ireland, recently concluded her term as the UN… Continue reading Mary Robinson: International Human Rights Advocate

Israel – UN Relations

The current round of violence in the Middle East has caused much worldwide debate. Europe and the rest of the world have been in the Palestinian camp, while the U.S. has generally backed Israel while trying to maintain relations with the Arab nations it strives to ally with in its war on terrorism. At the… Continue reading Israel – UN Relations

OJ Goes Skiing

Those of you unfortunate enough to see us around campus will have noticed that section OJ is currently in a deep state of depressive stupor.The unexpected death of Jonas Savimbi, the leader of the Angolan rebel movement Unita, was a shock to our constitution. The news had pierced our silver shield of section spirit and… Continue reading OJ Goes Skiing

Kabila Promises Peace During HBS Visit

Ringed by layers of security and accompanied by an entourage of senior Congolese government officials, Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila, 30, visited Harvard Business School last Monday to meet briefly with Dean Kim B. Clark and have lunch with a selected group of faculty and students. His visit was followed by an… Continue reading Kabila Promises Peace During HBS Visit

Political Leadership Club Inaugurated

The HBS Leadership in Politics Club was successfully launched at an inaugural meeting attended by some 30 January cohort students last Wednesday. Defying the general trend of lagging energy levels at the end of the second term, the meeting inspired lively brainstorming of what the new club should achieve in its first year. Co-founders Mark… Continue reading Political Leadership Club Inaugurated

Rwanda's Journey: From Hell to Hope

A tall, slim and soft-spoken man represents the hope of Rwanda, the small East African nation that has a population of 7 million. Paul Kagame, Rwanda’s President since April 2000, spoke at the Kennedy School last Monday. Kagame, who was Rwanda’s Vice President and Minister of Defense from 1994 until 2000, has the reserved aura… Continue reading Rwanda's Journey: From Hell to Hope