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Former Philadelphia Mayor Tapped to Chair IOP’s Senior Advisory Committee

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter was tapped to serve as chair of the Harvard Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee Wednesday, filling a role that was left vacant for nearly two years.


Michael Nutter IOP SAC chair

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, third from right, spoke at the IOP for a mayors' forum in 2011. The IOP announced that Nutter will be become the chair of the IOP Senior Advisory Committee this past week.


Student Advocates Disappointed by HKS Equity Efforts Following Diversity Report

Student advocates at the Harvard Kennedy School reacted with disappointment to demographic numbers released in the school’s annual diversity report, which revealed that the HKS student body and faculty remain mostly white.


IOP Global News Event

The Institute of Politics hosted a forum on the media Monday evening featuring former New York Times CEO Mark Thompson, Nobel Prize winner and Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, Google vice president of news Richard Gingras, and former McClatchy Company CEO Craig Forman.


Former Cybersecurity Chief Krebs Talks Election Integrity at IOP Event

Krebs was fired by former U.S. president Donald Trump in November 2020, after he led an effort to quell misinformation campaigns surrounding the 2020 presidential election. As head of CISA, Krebs was the administration’s most senior cybersecurity expert.


Kornacki and His Khakis Hit the IOP Forum

Stephan J. “Steve” Kornacki, an NBC News and MSNBC national political correspondent, discussed his career trajectory, his approach to presenting electoral data, and ongoing threats to American democracy at Thursday event.


Experts Talk the Economics of Diversity at Kennedy School Conference

Economists and race relations experts convened to discuss the economic repercussions of structural racism in America and the need for continued workplace diversity Friday at the Kennedy School’s Ash Center.


Palestinian Diplomat Hanan Ashrawi Discusses Conflict with Israel

Palestinian politician ​​Hanan Ashrawi spoke about the ongoing effort to broker an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at a virtual event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center on Thursday afternoon.


IOP Event with Ash Carter

Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf hosted Ash Carter — former Secretary of Defense and the director of HKS's Belfer Center — at the Harvard Institute of Politics Wednesday evening to discuss U.S-Afghanistan relations.


HKS Student Spearheads Alumni Donations Boycott Against Legacy Admissions

An organization that advocates for first-generation, low-income students led by a Harvard Kennedy School student launched a campaign to boycott alumni donations until universities to stop considering legacy in admissions.


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