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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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,[…]
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[…]
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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[…]
Cambridge, MA – Today, the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) announced the contributing authors and titles in Volume 28 of its flagship journal. HJHP is the oldest student-run academic journal at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and a premier publication focused on the impact of public policy on the Latina/Latino community in the United States and[…]
by Amilcar Guzman This piece was originally published in Huffington Post’s Latino Voices. It has been published here with permission of the author. The original post can be found here. A recent survey from TIAA CREF, one of the leading financial services providers in the United States, indicates that nearly sixty percent of college educated[…]
Jim Carr, HJHP Executive Advisory Board Member and Chair Emeritus leads a study tour for the Smithsonian Resident Associates Program. Titled “Looking for the Roosevelts,” the tour focuses on places and stories in DC associated with FDR, Eleanor, and Theodore Roosevelt. The bandana Jim is wearing is an exact replica of the one worn by the Rough Riders[…]