The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) is a student-run Latino policy review at the Harvard Kennedy School. Founded in 1985, HJHP is HKS's oldest student-run journal and one of the premier publications in the nation focused on public policy issues that impact Latina and Latino communities in the United States and Puerto Rico.
HJHP is nonpartisan and seeks a wide range of submissions for print and web publication. Our website provides a platform for rapid, relevant dissemination of timely policy perspectives, while the annual print edition continues our 30-year tradition of rigorous, peer-reviewed policy research.
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Following the 2016 Presidential Election, marks of hateful rhetoric has been used against Hispanics, African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, LGBTQ+, women, citizens with disabilities and religious minorities. We find ourselves at a moment of significant uncertainty in this country. The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) stands in solidarity with members of our diverse[…]
by Christopher Neil Doval, Esq. & Victor Ray Garza, J.D. For a PDF of this publication, click here. In 2012, a record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the presidential election. Despite the record turnout, another 12.1 million eligible Latinos still chose not to vote. The 48% voter turnout rate amongst Latinos is no small feat,[…]
Policy PodCast American Adelante: Latino Leadership and Influence in the U.S. with NAHJ Executive Director Alberto Mendoza
by Cassandra Fradera, Senior Editor for Digital Content The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School invited Harvard students to participate in the conference America Adelante: Latino Leadership and Influence in the U.S. on March 31-April 1, 2016. Alberto Mendoza, Executive Director of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists addressed the important of Latinos in management position. Only 4%[…]
Many consider Secretary Julian Castro the most successful Latino in U.S. politics. In 2012, as the Mayor of San Antonio, Secretary Castro became the first Latino to deliver the key note speech at a Democratic National Convention. Now, he is the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Many experts speculate that he could[…]
by Marquis Cabrera According to CNN Money, in 2014, 64,000 residents left Puerto Rico. That’s more than double the rate in 2010, according to the Pew Research Center. Puerto Ricans are heading to Texas or Florida to find jobs because the island is on the verge of fiscal default unless the US government intervenes. Until[…]
The Harvard Kennedy Center for Public Leadership invited The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy to conduct video interviews for the first American Adelante Conference at the Harvard Kennedy School. Cassandra Fradera, Senior Editor for Digital Content sat with Lisa García Quiroz, President of the Time Warner Foundation and Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Office of[…]
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by Christina Houle, Senior Editor, Digital and Social Media Immigration continues to be a highly debated topic in mainstream politics. The rhetoric, however, rarely reflects the lived experiences of immigrants themselves. Unheard Voices highlighted stories and experiences of immigrants and individuals directly affected by immigration (documented and undocumented) within and near our community. Unheard Voices sought to[…]
by Camilo Caballero, Senior Editor, Digital In the past, the Bronx was often dismissed by outsiders, largely because of a reputation rooted in the infamous phrase “The Bronx is burning.” But many believe that both the borough and its reputation are changing. Camilo Caballero, Senior Editor for Digital Content, visited The Bronx to learn directly from The[…]
About the Artist Melanie Cervantes (Xicana) has never lived far from the California coast having been born in Harbor City, California, and raised in a small city in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Now making her home in the San Francisco Bay Area, she creates visual art that is inspired by the people around[…]