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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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%[…]
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[…]