Politics

Larry Lessig
Politics

Lessig Arrested at Campaign Finance Protest in Washington

Police arrested Harvard Law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig last week during protests focused on campaign finance reform in Washington, D.C.

Michael Chertoff
Politics

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff
Politics

Q&A with Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff '75, who served as the second Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, talks immigration, Ebola, and cyber security.

Student Groups

Energy Secretary Praises Science's Role in Iran Deal

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz advocated for the role of science in securing the nuclear deal with Iran during a lecture at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.

Moving People
Politics

Moving People

Self described “guerrilla street art project,” the Moving People movement involves raising support for and awareness of the worldwide refugee crisis by placing miniature figurines in public locations. The project began in the Netherlands and has since spread to the rest of Europe and the United States.

Politics

Radcliffe Fellow Labels Problems with Chicago Police Systemic

Associate professor of African and African American studies Laurence A. Ralph argued that treating cases of the police using extralegal force as isolated problems can lead to less accountability.

Politics

Harvard Democrats Continue Rally for Candidates

Ahead of next week’s New York primaries, Harvard’s Democratic student groups hope to gain momentum as they continue to their phone bank efforts for upcoming primary states.

Michelle A. Rhee at the IOP
On Campus

Michelle A. Rhee at the IOP

Former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools Michelle A. Rhee spoke with moderator Paul Reville about an education agenda for the next U.S. president during a JFK Jr. Forum event Monday evening.

Michelle A. Rhee at the IOP
College

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Defends Policies

Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of the Washington D.C. Public Schools and founder of the StudentsFirst advocacy organization​, reflected on the challenges she faced and the criticisms she received for her education policies while in office.

Gore Speaks
College

Gore Speaks

Former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore '69 speaks in Sanders Theater Thursday. Gore expressed optimism about society's ability to overcome the challenges posed by climate change, but emphasized the need to invest in sustainable infrastructure now.

Gore Speaks
Politics

Al Gore Optimistic About Improving Global Sustainability

In almost fitting fashion, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore ’69 drove from Manhattan after inclement weather cancelled his flight, and arrived only twenty minutes late to deliver his talk, “Confronting The Climate Crisis: Critical Roles for the US and China.”

City Politics

Lobbying Bill Reveals City Council Split

​In a contentious debate harkening back to last year’s election, the Cambridge City Council sent a resolution to committee which could potentially institute municipal lobbying regulations.

FAS

Scholar Addresses Canada's Global Role

​Stephen J Toope ’79, current Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, spoke about ways that Canada could become more engaged in global affairs this Monday at a seminar organized by the Canada Program of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

Italian Ideology
On Campus

Italian Ideology

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi speaks to a packed auditorium at the Harvard Art Museums Thursday morning. Mr. Renzi highlighted the importance of valuing individuals as unique citizens instead of mere numbers in light of recent terror attacks in Europe.

Castro at the Institute
On Campus

Castro at the Institute

Texas Congressman Joaquín Castro speaks with Institute of Politics moderator David Gergen on Thursday evening, touching on a range of subjects including the national election and the current push for Latino civic participation.