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Bill de Blasio IOP Talk
IOP

Bill de Blasio IOP Talk

Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio spoke with moderator Symone D. Sanders at the IOP on Thursday.

Ed Markey Policy
IOP

'Failure is Not an Option:' Ed Markey and Caroline Kennedy Talk Environmental Policy at IOP

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) answered questions about the “Green New Deal” — a plan he introduced in Congress with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) to combat economic inequality and climate change — at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Friday.

Linda J. Greenhouse '68
Politics

Pulitzer Prize Winner Linda Greenhouse Lectures on Supreme Court’s Role in Threatening Civil Society

Pulitzer Prize winner and Harvard Law School lecturer Linda J. Greenhouse ’68 spoke to a packed room of University affiliates about the role of the Supreme Court in threatening civil society Wednesday evening.

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Central Administration

Bacow Maintains Long-Standing Lobbying Priorities During Return to D.C.

University President Lawrence S. Bacow returned to Washington, D.C., for the second time during his presidency to lobby federal lawmakers and a White House staffer to increase research funding, bolster immigration protections, and avoid another government shutdown on Thursday.

Books

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Draws Protesters at Brattle Theatre Talk

Howard Schultz — the former CEO of Starbucks — visited Cambridge to promote his book “From the Ground Up: A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America.” The demonstration was part of a “coordinated effort across the country” by local chapters of Indivisible — a liberal grassroots organization — to oppose Shultz.

Isaias Medina
Politics

Venezuelans at the Harvard Kennedy School Speak Out Against Maduro

In the midst of political and economic turmoil in Venezuela resulting in international efforts to pressure President Nicolás Maduro to cede power, Venezuelans at the Harvard Kennedy School have spoken out with concerns about their country’s future.

State of The Union watch party
IOP

IOP Hosts State of the Union Watch Event, Fellows Share Predictions

Periodic laughter punctuated the live showing of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address at the Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Tuesday night.

HKS New Campus
Politics

Harvard Kennedy School Names Five Fellows to Study Nonviolent Solutions to Political Conflict

Five international students who study nonviolent solutions to political conflict have been named to the Harvard Kennedy School’s first class of Topol Research Fellows.

University Hall
Politics

Harvard, University Coalitions Criticize DeVos Title IX Changes

Harvard, in conjunction with a coalition of universities across Massachusetts and the country, slammed United States Secretary of Education Betsy D. DeVos’s proposed changes to Title IX rules in comments published last week.

grad student stipend
Politics

grad student stipend

Astrophysics Center
Politics

Government Shutdown Could Delay Some Postdoc Fellows’ Funding

Come February, some Harvard researchers might not receive their paychecks on time because of the ongoing partial federal government shutdown.

Admission Competition
IOP

Former Top Trump Official, Nine Others Named Institute of Politics Fellows

President Donald Trump’s former Chief Economic Advisor and nine other prominent political figures will join the Institute of Politics’ spring cohort of fellows, the IOP announced Thursday.

Jin Kyu Park '18
College

Harvard Rhodes Scholar and ‘Dreamer’ Risks Being Denied Reentry Into U.S.

Due to his immigration status, Jin K. Park ’18-19 — the first ever Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals beneficiary to win the Rhodes Scholarship — could be denied reentry into the United States if he leaves to pursue a master's at Oxford.

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks at Ed School
Politics

Senator Elizabeth Warren Announces Presidential Bid

Senator and Harvard Law School professor emerita Elizabeth A. Warren announced her bid Monday for the United States presidency in 2020 by establishing an exploratory committee, one of the first formal steps to launching a presidential campaign.

Harvard International Office
Politics

Harvard Signs Amicus Brief Opposing More Stringent Student Visa Policies

Harvard signed onto an amicus brief Friday that objects to Trump administration visa policy changes made in August that tightened visa overstay rules for international students. The University joins 64 other institutions of higher education in signing the brief.

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