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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This piece is published in the Tufts Daily here and reprinted below. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, one day after Labor Day, the American people received news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be ended. The news sent shock waves through many communities, creating a state of uncertainty for more than 800,000 young people. The timing was a[…]
This piece was written by the Co-Chairs of the Harvard Kennedy School Latinx Caucus and the HJHP Editor-in-Chief. It is also published on the Harvard Kennedy School Review website here. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that President Trump has decided to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, came as a shock to some and is[…]
A Message from the Journal’s Student Staff and Executive Advisory Board The Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy’s student staff, along with its executive advisory board of Hispanic business, civic, and academic leaders, is joined in concern for the nation’s nearly one million non-citizen Dreamers, whose fates remain more uncertain than ever in the[…]
About the Piece: America Must Be Kept America – 2015 Commissioned by Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center and inspired by the immigration act of 1924. During that time, Congress had set quotas for who could enter our country, fast forward to the 21st century and we now have deportation quotas. America Must Be Kept America[…]
CULTURAL COMPETENCY THE KEY TO LATINO HEALTH POLICY: A COMMENTARY Despite more than three decades of empirical evidence from sociological and anthropological research that clearly shows that culture plays a significant role in the health care decision making process within Latino society, Latino cultural beliefs still remain the least understood among service providers in the[…]
An Open Letter from Undocumented Immigrants-Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform Matters to All of Us
While on a recent trip to the Ellis Island museum, I had an opportunity to reflect on the 12 million immigrants that shaped and continue to define this great nation we call America. I am always disappointed when critics pose the dueling question why do we need Comprehensive Immigration reform? Seldom do I argue with[…]
Why Dean Stavridis from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy Will Not Be Selected As Secretary of State
My Dean is Better Than Trump’s Celebrity Secretary of State Reality Show This year’s presidential election brought about some of the most controversial rhetoric – concluding with, for many voters and political experts, a shocking and unexpected result. It was surprising for everyone to witness that most “experts” provided erroneous predictions. Perhaps the most shocking[…]
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%[…]