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Harvard Grad Students Charged Following Confrontation at October Pro-Palestine Protest

Two Harvard graduate students are facing criminal charges and up to 200 days in jail following their involvement in a confrontation with an Israeli student at a Pro-Palestine protest at the Harvard Business School in October.


Jeremy Weinstein Will Serve as Next Harvard Kennedy School Dean, Garber Confirms

Jeremy M. Weinstein, a political scientist at Stanford University who previously served as chief of staff to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will serve as the next dean of the Harvard Kennedy School. ​​​​​​


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.


Jeremy Weinstein Was Offered the Harvard Kennedy School Deanship. Who Is He?

By offering Jeremy Weinstein the Kennedy School deanship, interim President Alan Garber has selected one of Stanford’s top scholars on international development and a professor praised for his innovative teaching initiatives that integrate multiple disciplines.


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.


‘Old Enough’: First Gen Z House Representative Encourages Youth Politicians at IOP Forum

U.S. Rep. Maxwell A. Frost (D-Fl.) — the first Generation Z politician to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives — encouraged young politicians to run for office and urged voters to think long term at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Friday.


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.


U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns to Deliver Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Address

Nicholas Burns, the United States ambassador to China, will deliver the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2024 graduation address on May 22, the school announced last Wednesday. Burns — who served as a professor of diplomacy and international relations at the Kennedy School for 13 years — said in a press release he was “honored” to return.


‘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.


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