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IOP Fall 2014 Fellows
IOP

Former Governor, Biden’s Sister Among Fall IOP Fellows

Former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Valerie Biden Owens, columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson, former Turner Broadcasting Systems CEO Phil Kent, former RNC chairman Frank Fahrenkopf, and health care consultant Anton J. Gunn will lead study groups and campus events.

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Corp. Member Bacow To Join Kennedy School as Leader-in-Residence

Lawrence S. Bacow, the president emeritus of Tufts University and a member of the Harvard Corporation, will join the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as its inaugural leader-in-residence.

Harvard Kennedy School

Former Canadian Political Leader Assumes Full-Time Post at Kennedy School

Former Canadian opposition leader Michael G. Ignatieff will become the Edward R. Murrow Chair of press, politics, and public policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Kennedy School Names Clinton Advisor as New IOP Director

Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams, who has served as a close advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton for more than 20 years, including as manager of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, will be the new director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Maggie Williams

Margaret "Maggie" A. Williams, who managed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008, has been named as director of the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

At the Microphone
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy Family and Administration Sought to Establish Memorial at Harvard

In the months that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, realizing the late President’s wish that his national memorial consist of three parts—a museum, a library, and a political institute—and that it stand next to the Harvard campus.

Jasanoff
Commencement

Sheila S. Jasanoff '64, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

Although Jasanoff said that her career trajectory has been propelled by the “accidental convergence” of opportunities, her friends and family credit her personal and professional success to her kind, pragmatic personality and her creative, adaptive mind.

HKS Class Day Speaker
Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Class Day Speaker

Samantha J. Power, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, describes the meaning of Democracy both in the U.S. and the world at the Harvard Kennedy School Class Day.

HKS Class Day Speaker
Harvard Kennedy School

Samantha Power Advocates for Democracy in HKS Commencement Speech

U.S. Ambassador to the UN Samantha J. Power encouraged the 565 students graduating from the the Kennedy School of Government to spread the ideals of democracy across the globe.

IOP

Grayson Accepts Position at Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Outgoing Institute of Politics Director C. M. Trey Grayson ’94 has accepted a position as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Grayson announced earlier this week.

IDEASpHERE
Harvard Kennedy School

IDEASpHERE

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, second from left, touches on some of the challenges she faces today, as former Mexican President Felipe Calderón looks on during a launch event for the Kennedy School of Government's capital campaign Thursday afternoon.

IDEASpHERE
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign

The two-day launch event, called IDEASpHERE, signals the transition of the Kennedy School’s $500 million capital campaign from the quiet to the public phase.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Prepares for Public Campaign Launch Celebration

The Harvard Kennedy School is preparing to enter the public portion of its own $500 million campaign in a two-day celebration beginning Thursday.

Race

Kennedy School Students Call for Training To Combat Privilege in Classroom

Kennedy School students are calling for the creation of a mandatory orientation program to help incoming students and faculty better recognize and address race and gender in the classroom.

Syria and the Middle East
Politics

Syria and the Middle East

Peter Maurer, right, Douglas Alexander, left, and Michael Ignatieff, center, discuss the current situation in Syria and the Middle East. The panel was moderated by Nicholas Burns.

Dance at the fair
Freshmen

Survey Part I: Get To Know Harvard’s Class of 2018

Freshman Survey Cover
Freshmen

Class of 2018: By the Numbers

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Highlight

An Evil Woman

Academic Fair at the Plaza
On Campus

Opening Days