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Isabel G. Skomro

Crimson staff writer Isabel G. Skomro can be reached at Isabel.skomro@thecrimson.com. Follow her on Twitter @isabelskomro.

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Pete Buttigieg HKS Graduation 2021
Politics

Pete Buttigieg Delivers Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Speech

U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former presidential candidate Peter P. M. Buttigieg ’04 emphasized the generation-defining nature of the current political moment in a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School’s virtual graduation ceremony Thursday.

Institute of Politics
Student Groups

Institute of Politics Hosts Day of Civic Action

The Institute of Politics, in partnership with Harvard College, hosted a “Day of Civic Action” Thursday, with the goal of encouraging civic participation among students.

Super Tuesday IOP Watch Event
IOP

IOP Youth Poll Finds Dramatic Increase in Young Americans’ Hope for the Future As Biden Nears 100th Day

Young Americans, especially people of color, are significantly more hopeful about the future of the country than they were four years ago, according to a Harvard Institute of Politics youth poll released Friday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Politics

North Korean Escapees Discuss Human Rights at HKS Event

Seven escapees of North Korea joined a panel discussion at the Kennedy School Tuesday to discuss human rights violations in North Korea and their efforts to bring more freedoms to the people there.

Bill Clinton HKS Lecture
Politics

Former President Bill Clinton Reflects on Foreign Policy Challenges at HKS Lecture

Former President Bill Clinton reflected on the foreign policy challenges of his presidency at the inaugural Stephen W. Bosworth Memorial Lecture in Diplomacy, hosted Wednesday by the Harvard Kennedy School.

Bill Clinton HKS Lecture
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Bill Clinton HKS Lecture

Former President Bill Clinton in conversation with Kennedy School professor R. Nicholas Burns at the inaugural Stephen W. Bosworth Memorial Lecture in Diplomacy on Wednesday.

Institute of Politics
College

Responding to Student Concerns Over Lack of Right-of-Center Programming, IOP Forms Conservative Coalition

The Harvard Institute of Politics announced the formation of the “Conservative Coalition” — a hub for students at the College to develop their political identities and “advocate for IOP-wide conservative representation” — in an email to affiliates March 4.

Super Tuesday IOP Watch Event
Student Life

‘It’s A Really Difficult Time Right Now’: IOP Launches Stipend Program For Seniors Entering Politics, Public Service

The Institute of Politics will award a one-time “start-up stipend” to members of the Class of 2021 who are pursuing work in the political and public service sector in summer 2021.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Plans to Reopen in Late Summer

Harvard Kennedy School anticipates reopening its campus in late summer, Dean Doug W. Elmendorf ’85 announced in an email to students, staff, and faculty Thursday.

State House
Race

Massachusetts State Senator Discusses Police Reform Bill at HKS Event

Mass. Sen. William N. Brownsberger ’78 — a key player in the passage of the state’s recent police reform bill — spoke virtually to the Harvard Kennedy School as part of its Reimagining Community Safety Speaker Series on Wednesday.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Professor Who Designed Texas’s Energy Market Defends Skyrocketing Prices Following Winter Storm

Despite widespread power outages and skyrocketing electricity prices after a winter storm in Texas earlier this month, William W. Hogan — a professor at Harvard Kennedy School who is widely considered the architect of the state’s energy market system — said in an interview with The Crimson that the state’s market had “worked as designed” given the conditions.

Setti Warren
IOP

Institute of Politics Names Setti Warren as New Executive Director

Setti D. Warren, currently executive director of the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center, will begin his new appointment as executive director of the Institute of Politics on March 15.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

Student Group Publishes Open Letter Advocating for Equity-Related Changes at Kennedy School

HKS Equity Coalition, a student group advocating for equity and justice at the Harvard Kennedy School, published an open letter in late January calling for several equity-related changes at the Kennedy School.

JFK IOP Event
IOP

Harvard History Professor Presents Life and Legacy of John F. Kennedy '40 at IOP Event

Harvard History professor Fredrik Logevall presented his research on the political development of former President John F. Kennedy ’40 while he was a student at Harvard College at a virtual Harvard Kennedy School forum Tuesday.

HKS Black Voters Matter event
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HKS Black Voters Matter event

LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter Fund, speaks at a Harvard Kennedy School event Thursday evening moderated by Kennedy School Professor of History, Race and Public Policy Khalil G. Muhammad.

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