HKS celebrates silver jubilee of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

HJHPV25_72dpiBy Ernesto A. Umaña, MPP’14, Senior Editor for Special Content, Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy

The Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy (HJHP) will mark the release of its 25th volume with a  launch party, honoring one of the oldest student-run journals at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS).

Since its founding in 1985, HJHP has brought Latinos together from across the university to publish interdisciplinary works on politics and policy-making that affect the Latino community. This year’s editorial staff represented a total of five graduate schools.

The silver anniversary edition features a cover commissioned especially for this volume, remarks from our founding editor, Henry A. J. Ramos, and an unprecedented number of art content and photo contributions by artists from across the United States and fellow HKS classmates.

We are proud to further the national discussion of policy issues important to the greater Latino community and America in general, said Octavio Gonzalez, Editor-in-Chief. With ever-increasing scholarly contributions and subscriptions, HJHP serves as a model for other student journals at HKS.

This year is even more special as HJHP welcomes new board members including the Director for Diversity Initiatives at General Motors, Alma Guajardo-Crossley, the president and CEO of MicroTech, Anthony Jimenez, the Assistant Attorney General for Community Relations at the U.S. Department of Justice, Grace Flores-Hughes and the Senior Advisor for Innovation and Communications Strategy for Univisión Network News and HKS alumna, Alejandra Campoverdi.

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