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Rep. Gallagher Calls for U.S. to ‘Wage Cold War’ Against China at Harvard IOP Forum

Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) called for the United States to “wage cold war” against China “with the creativity and alacrity with which we waged it against the Soviet Union,” during an Institute of Politics forum on Monday.


After Student Resignations, IOP Passes New Policy Outlining Guidelines for Issuing Statements

The Harvard Institute of Politics’ Student Advisory Committee voted on Monday to approve a new policy outlining how the group can issue statements, a move that comes after the body faced internal divisions over whether to issue a statement after Hamas’ Oct. 7 attack on Israel.


HKS Professors Discuss Role of Dissent In Democracy, Academic Freedom at IOP

Five Harvard Kennedy School professors discussed the role of dissent and discussion in democracy and on university campuses at an Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.


Deval Patrick to Step Down From Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick ’78 will step down as co-director of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership at the end of the academic year, the school announced on Tuesday.


Will Hurd, Brief 2024 Republican Hopeful, to Join Harvard IOP as Spring Resident Fellow

Former Republican Texas congressman William Hurd, a brief 2024 Republican presidential candidate who ran on an anti-Donald Trump platform, will headline the Harvard Institute of Politics’ class of Spring 2024 resident fellows.


Young Voters Sour on Biden, Prefer Trump to Handle Israel-Hamas War in Latest Harvard IOP Youth Poll

Young voters believe that former President Donald Trump is better suited to navigate the Israel-Hamas War, choosing him over President Joe Biden by 5 percentage points in the latest iteration of the Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll.


Panelists Discuss Future of Black Land Ownership in the U.S. at Harvard IOP Forum

Panelists discussed the ongoing challenges and goals of Black land ownership in the United States at a forum co-hosted by the Harvard Institute of Politics and the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project Wednesday evening.


Former New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Calls for ‘Humanity’ in Approach to Israel-Hamas War at Harvard IOP Forum

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called on political leaders to “remember our shared common humanity” in addressing the Israel-Hamas war, though stopped short of calling for a ceasefire at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday.


Ready, Set, Go-vern: Mallick Elected Next Harvard Institute of Politics President

Pratyush Mallick ’25 and Ethan C. Kelly ’25 have been elected as the next president and vice president, respectively, of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, following three days of voting by IOP members.


‘Step Up and Be Bold’: Beto O’Rourke Calls on Biden to Address Immigration Crisis at Harvard IOP Forum

Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, a Texas Democrat turned political celebrity, called on President Joe Biden to work on policy that is “bold and politically challenging” ahead of the 2024 election during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Thursday.


Former CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Discusses Interplay of Public Health and Politics at IOP Forum

Rochelle P. Walensky, the 19th director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discussed her tenure at the center throughout the Covid-19 pandemic while facing political strife amid the urgent public health crisis, during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Wednesday evening.


Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Takes Aim at ‘Unserious Politics’ at IOP Forum

Hours after a failed vote to elect the next speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan discussed the stalemate among Republicans in the search for Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.) successor at an Institute of Politics forum Tuesday evening.


Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Says Hamas Attack May Lead to ‘Opportunity for Diplomacy’ in Middle East at IOP Forum

Former United States Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward P. Djerejian said Hamas’ attack on Israel may lead to an “opportunity for diplomacy” in the form of an Arab-Israeli peace agreement at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Friday.


Three Members Resign after Harvard IOP Student Advisory Committee Votes Against Statement on War in Israel

Three student leaders resigned from the Harvard Institute of Politics’ Student Advisory Committee, writing in a statement that they were “ashamed” the committee decided against “publicly condemning the terrorist attacks on Israel.”


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