Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Institute of Politics Announces Spring 2020 Resident Fellows

The former governor of Alaska and five other prominent political figures are slated to join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring as part of their residential fellows program, the IOP announced Thursday.

Northeastern Professor Delivers Kennedy School Lecture on Social Networks and Fake News

Northeastern University professor David Lazer discussed the impact of the internet on misinformation and the spread of political ideas at a lecture at the Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday.

Kennedy School Hosts Discussion on Partisan Reconciliation

University Professor Danielle S. Allen and Adam D. Serwer, a staff writer for The Atlantic, discussed the future of a politically divided American society at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Tuesday night.

Students Awarded for ‘Civic Tech’ Pitches at IOP

Harvard students and technology leaders discussed ways to integrate technology into politics at the inaugural Civic Tech Challenge at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Monday evening.

Former Government Officials and Experts Engage in National Security Council Simulation at JFK Jr. Forum

Former United States government officials and policy experts, including former Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter and former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, participated in a live simulation of a White House National Security Council meeting at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Tuesday.

IOP Poll Finds Majority of Surveyed Young Voters Favor Trump Impeachment

Fifty-two percent of surveyed voters between the ages of 18 to 29 and 58 percent of general election voters under 30 support the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump, according to an Institute of Politics poll released Monday.

Lech Walesa Discusses Post-Communist World Order at JFK Jr. Forum

Lech Walesa, former president of Poland and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, discussed European politics since the fall of the Berlin Wall at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday night.

Inaugural Social Justice Hackathon Highlights Local Activists

Harvard Kennedy School Professor Cornell W. Brooks and Boston activist and organizer Monica Cannon-Grant spoke about how to fight for social justice in the United States at the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice’s inaugural Social Justice Hackathon Friday.

Tatiana Schlossberg Discusses the Environment and Climate Change at JFK Jr. Forum

Journalist Tatiana C. K. Schlossberg discussed the environmental impact of everyday consumption at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Thursday night.

Democracy Fellow Yascha Mounk Talks Populism, Protests, and the Future of Democracy

Visiting Ash Center Democracy Fellow Yascha Mounk discussed the weaknesses of liberal democracy and the challenges populism pose during an event Wednesday afternoon at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Disability Rights Activist Judith Heumann Recounts Experiences, Stresses Work Ahead

Disability rights activist Judith E. Heumann called for private and public institutions to include the perspectives of disabled individuals in discussions about diversity and equality at the Harvard Kennedy School Tuesday.

Jody Olsen and Barbara Stewart Discuss Public Service at the IOP

Moderated by Mark D. Gearan ’78, a former director of the Peace Corps and the current director of the Institute of Politics, Stewart and Olsen each spoke about how they began their journey in service.

David Axelrod and Political Analysts Offer Perspectives on the 2020 Presidential Election

The discussion featured political experts Frank Bruni, Amy Walter, and David Axelrod – a New York Times op-ed columnist, National Editor of The Cook Political, and former senior advisor to President Obama (2009-2011), respectively. It was moderated by Maya Sen ’00, a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School.

IOP Panelists Discuss Equal Rights Amendment and Women’s Suffrage at JFK Jr. Forum

A panel of activists and legal experts pushed for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and stressed the importance of political activism at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Monday night.

JFK Rules Forum

Heath P. Tarbert, chairman and chief executive of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, gives a lecture on financial regulation at the Institute of Politics Thursday.

Harvard IOP Hosts Lecture on Financial Regulation Methods

Heath P. Tarbert, chairman and chief executive of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, spoke about rules-based and principles-based financial regulations during the Institute of Politics’s annual Robert Glauber Lecture Thursday at the John F. Kennedy Forum.

Former Senator Jeff Flake Discusses Modern Conservatism with Political Theorists at Harvard

Hundreds of students, faculty, and alumni filled the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum to listen to panelists discuss the transition from traditional to modern American conservatism at an event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics on Wednesday evening.

Brexit HKS

The Harvard Kennedy School hosted an event entitled "What on Earth is Going on With Brexit?" with a panel discussion by Ed Balls, former United Kingdom Shadow Chancellor; Sir Paul Tucker, Chair of the Systemic Risk Council; and Pippa Norris, a Kennedy School Lecturer in Comparative Politics.

HKS Panel Evaluates Causes and Future Implications of Brexit

British policy experts pointed to polarization and rising populist sentiments as causes of the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union — commonly referred to as “Brexit” — during a panel Monday evening at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Discusses Global Crises at Harvard IOP

United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights and former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet spoke about her work to uphold fundamental human rights around the world at the Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum last Friday.

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