Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2016
Harvard Kennedy School

A School for Government?

The Kennedy School aims to actively advance the "public interest." But after graduation, many alums turn to the private sector.

John Kerry
Commencement

John Kerry

Former Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Kennedy School's graduation address Wednesday.

John Kerry
Harvard Kennedy School

Kerry Urges Optimism at Kennedy School

Kerry urged the school’s Class of 2017 to pursue activism in a “moment of adversity” at a graduation ceremony for the school.

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Politics

Geospatial Intelligence Director Talks Satellite Technology and Government Intelligence

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo argued for his agency’s critical role at the intersection of earth sciences and national security at a group gathering last month at Harvard Kennedy School.

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Politics

IOP Youth Poll Shows Division With Desire for Unity

A new Institute of Politics poll found that just 32 percent of 18-to-29-year-old Americans approve of President Trump’s overall job performance so far.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Maggie Williams to Leave Institute of Politics

After three years as Director of the Institute of Politics, Maggie Williams will step down from the role and leave the IOP at the end of this semester.

Harvard Kennedy School

Summers Moderates Talk on Male Unemployment

Two economists debated the causes and potential solutions for the increase in American male unemployment at an Institute of Politics event Wednesday evening moderated by former University President Lawrence H. Summers.

John Kasich at IOP
Politics

Kasich Talks Election, Polarization at IOP

Harvard​ affiliates crowded into the Institute of Politics to listen to Ohio Governor John R. Kasich discuss his 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and the rising polarization in American politics Wednesday night.

IOP Ban Ki-moon
Politics

Ban Ki-Moon Reflects on UN Leadership at IOP

“Most of the UN staff address me like ‘SG’ instead of Secretary-General because it is too long. At the same time, ‘SG’ stands for ‘scapegoat," Ban said.

Rep. John Lewis
IOP

Congressman John Lewis Accepts Kennedy School’s Gleitsman Award

“You get beaten, you get knocked down, you get arrested a few times. It makes you stronger, it makes you more determined,” Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis said.

HKS Class Day Speaker
Politics

Former US Ambassador Power Joins Law School, Kennedy School Faculties

Samantha Power, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has been jointly appointed to faculty positions at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School.

Visual Arts

Ken Burns Previews Vietnam War Series at Harvard Art Museums

​Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns previewed parts of an upcoming film series about the Vietnam War at the Harvard Art Museums Thursday night.

Speechwriters Speaking
College

Speechwriters Speaking

Sarah K. Hurwitz '99 discusses her experience writing speeches for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as Ann Compton, Cody Keenan, and John McConnell listen.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Lecturer Presents Findings on Bureaucracies

Kennedy School Lecturer Jorrit J. de Jong discussed possible solutions to bureaucratic inefficiencies and his new book "Dealing with Dysfunction."