From Salon:

The Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is renowned for its all-star faculty and an alumni roster that reads like the guest list at the G-20 summit. But just because a school has impressive names doesn’t mean that it’s an impressive school. The “mid-career” program that serves its most august graduates — people like Ban Ki-moon, Felipe Calderón, and Paul Volcker — is, despite an impeccable pedigree, a cash cow that grants degrees for attending what is essentially a year-long networking event.

Nothing demonstrates this better than the recent revelation that “Donald Heathfield,” one of the accused Russian spies rounded up earlier this week, attended the Kennedy School’s mid-career program from 1999 to 2000.

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