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Man Allegedly Solicited Donations at HKS for Charity Connected to ISIS

Kennedy School spokesperson Doug Gavel wrote in an emailed statement that the man has not been seen on campus since and that there appears to be no threat to the community at this time.

Alex S. Jones Moderates Goldsmith Awards

Miami Herald Awarded Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting

The award celebrates journalists who promote "effective and ethical conduct of government" by exposing both corrupt and commendable government performance.


Faculty Weigh In FCC’s Ruling To Classify Internet as Telecommunications

Following the Federal Communication Commission's decision to classify the internet as a telecommunications service, thereby allowing the government to regulate it as a utility, Harvard professors praised the ruling as a victory for ordinary consumers.

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.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction