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Nathaniel J. Hiatt

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Flint Mayor Karen W. Weaver

Flint Mayor Criticizes State For Role in Water Crisis

Flint, Mich. mayor Karen W. Weaver reflected on the city’s unfolding water crisis and emphasized the importance of utilizing existing channels of government to respond to local issues at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. forum Friday.

Harvard Kennedy School

Madeleine Albright to Headline HKS Graduation

​Former Secretary of State Madeleine J.K. Albright will be the speaker at this year’s Kennedy School of Government graduation, Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced on Thursday.


A Little Yellow House: The IOP Turns 50

​A little house, painted yellow, is where the Institute of Politics was born. The small stature of the building did not reflect the power nor the importance of the guests that came and continue to come to the Institute to engage with undergraduates.

Castro at the Institute

Castro Calls For Immigration Reform, Criticizes Trump

​United States Congressman Joaquín Castro discussed immigration, the current presidential election, and the status of Latinos in the U.S. in a talk moderated by CNN political analyst and Kennedy School professor David Gergen.

US Secretary of Homeland Security at the IOP

Homeland Security Secretary Discusses 'Building Bridges' at IOP

​Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh C. Johnson discussed both immigration and counterterrorism at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday.

Goldsmith Career Award
Harvard Kennedy School

Walter Isaacson Receives Goldsmith Journalism Award

The Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy gave its Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism to Walter Isaacson ’74 on Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum.

Demonstrations at Visit of Rwandan President Kagame

Rwandan President Addresses Criticism at IOP

President of Rwanda Paul Kagame fielded questions from students regarding censorship of the press, balancing democracy and progress, and his decision to run for an unprecedented third term following a constitutional referendum.

Central Administration

With Crane Raised, Kennedy School Begins Construction

Construction crews on the Harvard Kennedy School’s campus have begun placing the steel beams that will form the structure of the school’s three new buildings and raised courtyard.

Scalia in 1992

HKS Profs Predict Difficult Supreme Court Nomination Process

Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia on Saturday, Kennedy School of Government faculty predicted an extremely difficult confirmation process for President Barack Obama's replacement nominee.

New Hampshire Primary

Students and Faculty Gather at IOP to Watch N.H. Primary

Both elections were called at 8 o’clock, as soon as all of the polls had officially closed. The only tension that remained at the IOP was who would come in second and third place in the Republican race and the final margins of victory in both the Democratic and Republican races.

General McDew

Four-Star General McDew Emphasizes Importance of ROTC

Four-star Air Force General Darren W. McDew discussed Reserve Officer Training Corps ​at Harvard and the task of attracting millennials to the military before an audience of students and professors at Quincy House Wednesday.

Iowa Caucus Watch Party

Students Gather at IOP to Watch Iowa Caucus Results

Political activists and enthusiasts from both ends of the political spectrum flooded into the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum to watch as the Iowa caucuses unfolded, marking the end of the year-long buildup to the 2016 presidential election.


Massage Therapist Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Harvard

Kara Donohoe, a massage therapist for Harvard University Health Services’ Center for Wellness, filed a class action lawsuit against Harvard on Monday, alleging that the University has misclassified her and other employees as independent contractors, thereby denying them benefits.


IOP Names Spring Fellows

​Six new resident fellows, including Christopher W. Smart, former special assistant to the President for international economics, and Annise D. Parker, former mayor of Houston, Tex., will join The Institute of Politics and host weekly study groups this spring.


Kennedy School's Belfer Center Receives $15 Million

The gift by investor Robert A. Belfer and his family—for whom the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has been named since 1997—brings the Kennedy School's capital campaign total just short of its $500 million goal.