Alice Stewart, CNN Political Commentator and Harvard Institute of Politics Board Member, Dies at 58

Alice Stewart, a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who was best known at Harvard for her dedication to undergraduate students as a member of the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee, died early Saturday morning. She was 58.

Former Secretary of the Navy Talks National Security at IOP Forum

Former Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus urged greater investment in the U.S. military and continued financial support for Israel during a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum on Wednesday evening.

‘Untraditional Ideas’: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Explores Caste and Loss in Film ‘Origin’ at Harvard IOP Forum

Screenwriter Ava DuVernay spoke about her latest film “Origin,” which is based on the life of Isabel Wilkerson as she wrote her award-winning book “Caste,” at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Forum event on Wednesday evening.

Veterans and Medical Professionals Talk Mental Health at IOP Forum

A panel of U.S. Army veterans, mental health professionals, and a film producer discussed the mental health challenges that service members face at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday evening.

‘Awful, Awful Leader’: Bernie Sanders Condemns Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Harvard Talk

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a two-state solution to end the war in Israel and Gaza and condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for waging war “against the Palestinian people” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Friday.

‘Love Overrules’: Hank Willis Thomas Discusses Artistic Meaning at IOP Forum

Artist Hank Willis Thomas spoke about how love guides his artwork at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Monday. During the discussion — which was moderated by Harvard professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and co-hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project — Thomas discussed several of his major artistic works, including “The Embrace” and “Loverules.”

Former Oxford Vice Chancellor Says University Education Can Help Combat Terrorism at HKS Event

Louise M. Richardson, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said universities can foster more discourse and education to help combat terrorism at a Harvard Kennedy School event on Monday.

Former Congressman Joe Kennedy III Discusses Finding Political Common Ground at IOP Forum

Former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.) discussed the importance of respecting political differences and forging consensus by drawing on his experience as United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday evening.

‘Deep Commitment’: Former Interim IOP Director William Delahunt Remembered For Mentorship, Public Service

Longtime U.S. Representative William D. “Bill” Delahunt (D-Mass.) — a member of the Harvard Institute of Politics’ Senior Advisory Committee and the interim director of the IOP from 2016 to 2018 — died at his home in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Saturday. He was 82.

Harvard Professors Discuss Affirmative Action, Legacy Admissions at IOP Forum

Ahead of Ivy Day on March 28, a two-professor panel discussed the impact of legacy admissions and the fall of affirmative action on admissions at elite colleges during a Tuesday forum at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Discusses Role of Hamas at Harvard Kennedy School Event

Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said the Palestinian Liberation Organization — the coalition internationally recognized as representing the Palestinian people globally — should “include those excluded from it so far, like Hamas, like Islamic Jihadists” at a Harvard Kennedy School event on Tuesday.

Journalist and Editor Marty Baron Discusses State of Journalism at IOP Forum

Journalist Marty Baron, formerly an editor for The Boston Globe and executive editor of the Washington Post, discussed objective journalism, the state of mainstream media, and press coverage of elections at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.

‘A Mixed Bag’: de Blasio, Denham Talk Biden’s Handling of the Border at Harvard IOP Forum

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and former U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) warned against the politicization of the debate surrounding border security at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.

‘Falling Apart at the Seams’: Senator Murphy Warns Against Individualism at IOP Forum

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-C.T.) discussed the dangers of prioritizing individualism ahead of the common good at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Monday.

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