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Kennedy School's Shorenstein Fellows Will Study Press, Politics

Six new fellows—including several prominent journalists, an MIT professor, and a former adviser to Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign—will join the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy this semester to study the influence of the press on governments.

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Schelling, 'Founding Father' of the Kennedy School, Dies at 95

​Thomas C. Schelling, a Nobel laureate, “Founding Father” of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Economics professor noted for his work on game theory and arms control, died Tuesday at age 95.

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Jackson Hired as Top University Spokesperson

​Melodie L. Jackson, who previously worked as the head spokesperson at the Kennedy School of Government, has filled the role of Assistant Vice President for Communications, a position that a top University spokesperson left vacant this fall.

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Kennedy School Campaign Reaches $570 Million, Surpasses Goal

The Harvard Kennedy School of Government has raised $570 million for its ongoing fundraising drive, surpassing its overall goal of $500 million, according to Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf.

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Kennedy School Dean Elmendorf Reflects in Aftermath of Trump’s Election

Kennedy School of Government Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf said his faculty will continue to analyze policies and produce evidence with a steadfast belief in their process.

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Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP

​Sparks flew between President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaign managers Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook during their first public appearance together since Election Day.

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Protesters Denounce Trump Advisers Outside IOP Event

​Protesters gathered in the pouring rain outside Harvard’s Institute of Politics Wednesday evening to denounce the University for inviting advisers of President-elect Donald Trump to a campus event this week and call for the dismissal of Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.

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Maggie Williams Will Return to IOP in January

Margaret “Maggie” A. Williams, who served as director of the Institute of Politics before taking a leave of absence from her post to serve as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, will return to Harvard in January.

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Bannon Will No Longer Attend Harvard Campaign Debrief Event

​Top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon will no longer attend an Institute of Politics event about the 2016 presidential campaign this week.

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Surgeon General Calls On Doctors To Engage Policy Decisions

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy ’98 called for medical professionals to be more engaged with healthcare policy-making decisions at a forum Monday night.

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Harvard Affiliates, Boston Residents to Protest Bannon's Visit

Harvard affiliates and residents from across the Boston area are organizing efforts to protest top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon’s visit to the Institute of Politics this week.

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Bannon, Conway Among 2016 Political Advisers to Convene at IOP

Campaign managers for President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as Trump's chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, will convene on campus for a two-day event at the IOP.

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Kennedy School Lecturer Studies Trump and Rise of Populism

Donald Trump won the presidential election in an upset victory fueled by populist rhetoric, but it may have been less of a surprise for Kennedy School lecturer Pippa Norris​.

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Panelists Connect Environmentalism and Workers' Rights

Experts looked at connections between environmental protection and workers' rights and honored a fellow panelist for her work promoting safer conditions in nail salons.