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Prime Minister of Tunisia

Former Tunisian PM Describes Country’s 'Start-Up Democracy'

Former Prime Minister of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa spoke at Harvard’s Institute of Politics Thursday about his country’s sometimes tumultuous but ultimately successful transition into a fledgling “start-up democracy.”


IOP Launches New 'Campaign and Advocacy' Workshop Series

Mike Vlacich, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s campaign manager, will lead a new “Campaign and Advocacy” workshop series at the IOP.

Tarja K. Halonen at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Former Finland President Discusses Development at IOP

Tarja Halonen, HKS Fellow and former president of Finland, spoke at the Institute of Politics about her career in public service and her country's achievements in education, human rights, and sustainable development.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Raises Three-Fourths of $500 Million Campaign Goal

The Kennedy School of Government has raised a total of $383 million towards a $500 million capital campaign goal, according to spokesperson Doug Gavel.


IOP Panelists Express Frustration with State of Voting Rights

Panelists including a United States congressman and Kennedy School of Government professor discussed what they saw as recent restrictions to voter rights at a John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum event Wednesday night.

Brandon Stanton Speaks at the IOP
Student Groups

Scene and Heard: Humans of New York

When the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum announced Brandon Stanton—the man with 2.5 million Instagram followers—would be visiting Harvard to speak, we scrambled to enter the lottery for the event. With the fates smiling upon us, we received confirmation emails a few days later.

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting

Wesley Lowery discusses his experiences reporting on Ferguson and the resulting national reaction in a forum at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting

Wesley Lowery, left, discusses his experiences reporting on Ferguson and the resulting national reaction. Next to him is Pulitzer prize winning journalist and director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Alex S. Jones, asking questions.

Wesley Lowery - Ferguson Reporting
Harvard Kennedy School

Washington Post Reporter Discusses Unrest in Ferguson

Wesley Lowery, who was named the 2014 Emerging Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, moved to Ferguson in August to cover the events that unfolded in the aftermath of the death of Michael Brown.

Another Day, Another Storm
Central Administration

In Face of Storm, Most Harvard Schools Will Close Monday

Monday will mark the second time that Harvard has suspended operations due to inclement weather in two weeks.


Hackathon Targets Congressional 'Dysfunction'

The “not-just-for-technologists” event at the Kennedy School of Government that aimed to brainstorm solutions to what an organizer called congressional "dysfunction."

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor

Cantor To Join IOP as Visting Fellow

The former U.S. House of Representatives majority leader will serve as a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics this spring, joining several residential fellows.

Harvard Kennedy School

Longtime Shorenstein Center Director To Depart

Alex S. Jones, who will depart in July, joined the center in 2000, making him its longest-serving director. Before coming to Harvard, Jones was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for The New York Times and a host for NPR’s “On the Media” and PBS’s “Media Matters.”


Shorenstein Center Names Spring Fellows

Among the six Shorenstein fellows who will join the center for the spring semester are a radio host, a New York Times reporter, and a former U.S. chief technology officer.


IOP Announces Roster of Spring Resident Fellows

The Institute of Politics’ spring resident fellows include a political journalist, a former U.S. senator, and Massachusetts’ outgoing attorney general, Martha M. Coakley.

9/11 Memorial

Boots on the Ground: ROTC at Harvard

Kaledora Kiernan-Linn

The Dropouts

Snow on Plympton

More Snow Looming, College Alters Dining Schedule

Divest Harvard Rally
Central Administration

After 24-Hour Sit-In, Divest Harvard Protesters Leave Mass. Hall