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‘Failure Is Not An Option’: Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Talks Democratic Tiffs, Agenda

United States Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries (D-N.Y.) discussed how Democrats are handling pressing political issues with their majorities in both houses of Congress at an Institute of Politics forum event on Thursday night.


Renowned Labor Activist Dolores Huerta Explores Civic Engagement at IOP Forum

Famed labor rights leader Dolores Huerta discussed her decades-long work in political organization and civil rights activism at a virtual event hosted by the JFK Jr. Forum and Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership Tuesday.


Kennedy School Expands Mandatory Race and Public Policy Courses to Full Semester

First-year students beginning the Public Policy Master’s Program at the Harvard Kennedy School this month became the inaugural class to participate in two half-semester race and racism classes, after the school moved to expand the mandatory courses from two weeks to an entire semester.


Kennedy School Lab to Launch Alternative 911 Response Initiative in Five Jurisdictions

Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab announced last week the selection of five areas that will participate in a new initiative aimed at implementing alternative responses to non-violent 911 calls.


Resident Fellows Discuss Democracy at First In-Person IOP Forum Since March 2020

The six resident fellows — including former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry (R-Texas) and former Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives Sarah I. Gideon — discussed issues such as partisanship in politics and civic engagement.


Harvard Institute of Politics Names Fall 2021 Resident Fellows

Former U.S. Representative William M. “Mac” Thornberry and recent U.S. Senate candidate Sarah I. Gideon headline a cohort of six eminent political figures who will serve as resident fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this fall, the IOP announced Wednesday.


Paris Climate Agreement Lead Negotiator Highlights Urgency of Climate Change Crisis at HKS Event

Christiana Figueres, the lead negotiator of the Paris Climate Agreement, discussed the need for timely action to fight the climate crisis at the Kennedy School’s annual Robert S. McNamara Lecture on War and Peace on Thursday.