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Important And Undocumented

Immigration Rights Activist Explores Definitions of ‘American’

Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and activist for immigrant rights, shared his experiences growing up as an undocumented immigrant in the United States and critiqued the way American citizens view undocumented immigrants living in the country

City Politics

Mayor Martin Walsh Discusses Efforts to Promote Diversity in Boston Governance

Reflecting on his nearly three years as Boston’s mayor, Martin J. Walsh discussed his initiatives to advance diversity in government and his goals for the future of local governance, particularly in light of his bid for reelection in 2017, at the Kennedy School of Government on Monday night.


Law Professor Recounts U.S. Disputed Elections

​Ohio State University Law professor Edward B. Foley presented his findings on disputed elections throughout history and advocated for legal measures to prevent future controversies at the Kennedy School.

Student Life

Ash Center Fellow Links Democracies in the Americas

In a talk titled “U.S. Policy and the State of Democracy in the Americas,” Peter Quilter addressed current political situations in Latin America and the effects of U.S. involvement in the region.


Arab American Leader Advocates for Better Understanding of Arab Culture

Arab American Institute President James J. Zogby discussed the negative portrayal of Arab Americans in popular culture Tuesday night.

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Sustainability Experts Talk International Climate Policy

Sustainability experts spoke about challenges in crafting climate policies at an event Tuesday evening.

CNN's Jeff Zucker

CNN President Says Network Not Responsible for Trump's Nomination

The story of Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump’s political rise dominated a conversation with CNN President Jeffrey A. Zucker ’86 Friday afternoon.


Republican Sen. Susan Collins Criticizes Trump at IOP

Collins, a senator from Maine, said she has become frustrated by a lack of bipartisan cooperation in government.


Jeb Bush Discusses Education Reform, Inequality at GSE

Bush discussed his efforts to expand school choice and improve school accountability as governor of Florida.


Conference Debates Obama’s Record on Race-Related Issues

The conference, sponsored by the the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the Kennedy School, spanned two days and featured four panels.

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Two HKS Students Call for Greater Civic Engagment

Two Kennedy School of Government students advocated for more innovations aimed at engaging the public in local politics and shared their experiences working at the municipal level Friday afternoon.

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Humanitarian Panel Probes Into Healthcare Challenges in Syria

Humanitarian aid experts debated how to provide medical care in Syria at a panel at the Kennedy School of Government Thursday afternoon.

Admiral Michael Rogers

Admiral Michael Rogers

Admiral Michael S. Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, spoke with Belfer Center Director Graham T. Allison ’62 at the John F. Kennedy, Jr. Forum on Wednesday evening.

"We Can See Your Greedy Side"

Photos of the Day 10.05.16

IOP Debate Watch

Half-Empty Auditorium Watches Kaine and Pence Square Off

This time around, fewer groups hosted watch parties and the IOP’s John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum was left half-empty.