Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2016
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Harvard Kennedy School Class of 2016

Harvard Kennedy School

Documentary Cautions Against Clandestine Cyber Warfare

​Director Alex Gibney called for a national discussion on cyber warfare at a screening of “Zero Hour,” his documentary on the details of a U.S.-Israeli cyberattack on Iran's nuclear program.

Crime

Photographer Captures Reality of Juvenile Detention System

Speaking over a slideshow of his photography, video, and audio recordings, photographer Richard Ross presented his work shedding light on the juvenile prison system on Wednesday.

Harvard Kennedy School

Former LA Times Deputy Publisher to Head Shorenstein Center

​Nicco Mele, former deputy publisher for the Los Angeles Times, will take over as director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy in July, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced on Monday.

Books

Brookings Fellow Lays Out Transition Plan for New Middle Eastern Regimes

In his new book on unfinished revolutions in the Middle East, Brookings Institution Senior Foreign Policy Fellow Ibrahim Fraihat proposed that new governments lead inclusive national discussions to avoid violence and civil war.

Politics

UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Peacekeeper Accountability

At the Institute of Politics, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights, called for more accountability for UN peacekeepers, a number of whom face accusations of sexual exploitation and assault

Politics of Film
Film

'Rocky' Director Parses the Politics of Filmmaking

American film producer and director Irwin Winkler spoke Friday in front of aspiring filmmakers, fans, and curious students about rising above political and social adversity in filmmaking.

Student Groups

Energy Secretary Praises Science's Role in Iran Deal

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz advocated for the role of science in securing the nuclear deal with Iran during a lecture at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.

Michelle A. Rhee at the IOP
On Campus

Michelle A. Rhee at the IOP

Former chancellor of Washington, D.C. public schools Michelle A. Rhee spoke with moderator Paul Reville about an education agenda for the next U.S. president during a JFK Jr. Forum event Monday evening.

Michelle A. Rhee at the IOP
College

Former D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Defends Policies

Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of the Washington D.C. Public Schools and founder of the StudentsFirst advocacy organization​, reflected on the challenges she faced and the criticisms she received for her education policies while in office.

Flint Mayor Karen W. Weaver
On Campus

Flint Mayor Karen W. Weaver

Karen W. Weaver, mayor of Flint, Michigan visited the Kennedy School on Friday to discuss the city’s water crisis.

Flint Mayor Karen W. Weaver
College

Flint Mayor Criticizes State For Role in Water Crisis

Flint, Mich. mayor Karen W. Weaver reflected on the city’s unfolding water crisis and emphasized the importance of utilizing existing channels of government to respond to local issues at the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. forum Friday.

Harvard Law School

Campaign Finance Reform Ignored in Election, Panelists Say

Panelists at a discussion on campaign finance reform at Harvard Law School asserted that candidates in this presidential election cycle have not emphasized reform initiatives, despite public support for amending campaign finance laws.

Castro at the Institute
On Campus

Castro at the Institute

Texas Congressman Joaquín Castro speaks with Institute of Politics moderator David Gergen on Thursday evening, touching on a range of subjects including the national election and the current push for Latino civic participation.

Harvard Kennedy School

Madeleine Albright to Headline HKS Graduation

​Former Secretary of State Madeleine J.K. Albright will be the speaker at this year’s Kennedy School of Government graduation, Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced on Thursday.