South Korean President Yoon Talks Nuclear Threats From North Korea at Harvard IOP Forum
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol discussed growing nuclear threats from North Korea at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday evening, capping off his six-day visit to the United States.
Expelled and Reinstated Tenn. State Rep. Pearson Condemns ‘Silencing’ of Legislators at Harvard IOP Forum
Tennessee State Rep. Justin J. Pearson and March For Our Lives co-founder David M. Hogg ’23 discussed the dynamics of state politics, gun reform, and right-wing criticism at a Wednesday evening Harvard Institute of Politics forum.
Panelists Discuss ‘Navalny’ Documentary, Russian Opposition Leader’s Health at Harvard IOP Forum
The health of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is continuing to deteriorate in prison, Bellingcat investigative journalist Christo Grozev said during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday about the Oscar-winning documentary film “Navalny.”
Harvard IOP Director’s Internship Stipend Will Increase to $6,000 Following Student Criticisms
After criticisms and concerns over funding, the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics will increase its competitive Director’s Internship program stipend to $6,000 for this summer, according to a Tuesday morning email.
Roughly Half of Young Americans Face Feelings of Depression or Anxiety, Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds
Roughly 55 percent of Americans under 30 years old reported feeling “nervous, anxious, or on edge” and 47 percent reported feeling “down, depressed or hopeless” at least several days in the last two weeks in a new survey of young adults released by the Harvard Institute of Politics Monday.
Former Senator Richard Burr Discusses Health Care Policy at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum
Former United States Senator Richard M. Burr (R-N.C.) and Lanhee J. Chen ’04, policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, discussed the future of American health care policy at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.
As Harvard IOP Director’s Internship Decision Deadline Passes, Many Applicants Left Waiting
Many Harvard College students opened their emails Sunday in hopes of learning whether they had been accepted to the Harvard Institute of Politics’ competitive Director’s Internship program.
Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen Discusses Rise of Antisemitism at Harvard IOP Forum
Former acting United States Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen discussed the growing threat of antisemitism at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.
Harvard Students Launch Second Petition to Designate Election Day a University Holiday
A student petition calling on Harvard administrators to designate federal Election Day a University-wide holiday has garnered more than 380 signatures as of Wednesday night.
Authors Discuss Implications of Cannabis Legalization at Harvard Institute of Politics Forum
Authors Akwasi Owusu-Bempah and Tahira Rehmatullah discussed the racial implications of developing cannabis legislation at a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Wednesday evening.
Congressman Adam Schiff Discusses National Security at Harvard IOP Forum
U.S. Representative Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, discussed intelligence oversight and national security issues during a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Monday evening.
Billionaire Governor J.B. Pritzker Discusses Influence of Big Money on Politics at Harvard IOP Forum
Billionaire Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker discussed his role as a progressive Democrat in the Midwest and the influence of big money on politics at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.
Harvard Corporation Member David Rubenstein Talks Public Service at Harvard IOP Forum
Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein — a member of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body — discussed leadership lessons from his experience in private equity and public service at a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum Monday evening.
Harvard Institute of Politics Student Leaders Support Warren as ‘Stable’ Pick
Current and former members of the Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee praised “the stable pick” of Setti D. Warren as the permanent IOP Director, adding they are pleased the appointment stayed within the IOP.
Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Discuss Disability Rights and Expanding Accessibility in IOP Forum
Disability rights advocates and policy experts discussed the importance of expanding accessibility and changing perceptions of disabilities in the United States during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Wednesday evening.
Harvard IOP Youth Poll Finds Majority of Young Americans Support Stricter Gun Laws
A new Harvard Institute of Politics poll found that 63 percent of young Americans support stricter gun laws, according to early results released Tuesday.
Interim Harvard Institute of Politics Director Setti Warren Named to Permanent Role
Setti D. Warren has been named the permanent director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, removing his interim title effective immediately, HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Tuesday morning.
Journalists, Filmmakers Discuss Ethical Dilemma of Documenting War Crimes in Ukraine at Harvard IOP Forum
Journalists and filmmakers discussed the challenges of covering the war in Ukraine ethically while also portraying the reality of the conflict at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday evening.
Belarus Opposition Leader, European Parliament President Reaffirm Support for Ukraine at Harvard IOP Forum
More than a year after Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a massive escalation in a war that dates back to 2014, Tsikhanouskaya and European Parliament President Roberta Metsola reaffirmed that their support for Ukraine has not waned during a joint appearance at the Friday forum.
Harvard Institute of Politics Director Search Down to Four Finalists
The search for the next director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics has narrowed to an initial shortlist of four finalists, according to five people familiar with the student deliberations.
‘Come and Take It’: Governor Sununu Asserts New Hampshire Will Vote First in 2024 Primary Season at IOP Forum
New Hampshire Governor Chris T. Sununu said the state will retain its “first in the nation primary” in 2024 — despite an overhaul of the Democratic National Committee’s primary calendar — at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum Tuesday evening.
Harvard JFK Jr. Forum Committee Co-Chairs Discuss Plans to Expand Reach of IOP Forums
Harvard’s Institute of Politics will aim to diversify the areas of expertise of the invited guests at its John F. Kennedy Jr. forums this fall, according to JFK Jr. Forum Committee Student Co-Chairs Robert Fogel ’25 and Ryan P. Tierney ’24.
Former Rep. Kennedy and NAACP President Johnson Discuss Political Activism at IOP Forum
Former Massachusetts Representative Joe Kennedy III discussed the importance of expanding civic participation through grassroots organizing at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday evening.