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Ghana's President Details Economic Growth at IOP

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama described the arrival of a “new frontier” of economic growth and political stability for his Western African country in a speech at the IOP.

Iranian Policy Forum

Iranian Policy Forum

The Institute of Politics hosted a panel discussion with former Israeli National Security Adviser Yaakov Amidror, former U.S. National Security Adviser Thomas Donilon, and moderator Graham T. Allison on Tuesday.

Pussy Riot + IOP

Pussy Riot Members Speak of Protest, Imprisonment at IOP

Two founding members of the Russian punk rock protest group Pussy Riot spoke out strongly against Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday night at a forum at the Institute of Politics, raising awareness of what they consider to be oppression propagated by Putin in their country.

Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School

Ricardo Hausmann

Kennedy School of Government professor Ricardo Hausmann.

Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School

Venezuelan President Threatens Kennedy School Professor

The threat of legal action came after Kennedy School professor Ricardo Hausmann wrote an article arguing that Venezuela default on its foreign bonds.

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$3.5 Million Gift To Fund Environmental Program at Kennedy School

Hedge fund manager and founder of Moore Capital Management Louis M. Bacon has donated $3.5 million to the Harvard Kennedy School for the creation of the eponymous Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program.

Ebola Panel

During IOP Chat, Liberian President Weighs Concern, Optimism about Ebola Outbreak

While lauding recent efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed concern about the long-term effects of the epidemic.

IOP Internet Policy Forum

Internet Policy Symposium Kicks Off at IOP Forum

TripAdvisor co-founder and CEO Stephen Kaufer ’84 and internet expert Susan P. Crawford spoke at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.

IOP Fall 2014 Fellows

Former Governor, Biden’s Sister Among Fall IOP Fellows

Former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Valerie Biden Owens, columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson, former Turner Broadcasting Systems CEO Phil Kent, former RNC chairman Frank Fahrenkopf, and health care consultant Anton J. Gunn will lead study groups and campus events.

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Corp. Member Bacow To Join Kennedy School as Leader-in-Residence

Lawrence S. Bacow, the president emeritus of Tufts University and a member of the Harvard Corporation, will join the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership as its inaugural leader-in-residence.

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Former Canadian Political Leader Assumes Full-Time Post at Kennedy School

Former Canadian opposition leader Michael G. Ignatieff will become the Edward R. Murrow Chair of press, politics, and public policy at the Kennedy School of Government.

Maggie Williams

Kennedy School Names Clinton Advisor as New IOP Director

Margaret A. “Maggie” Williams, who has served as a close advisor to Bill and Hillary Clinton for more than 20 years, including as manager of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, will be the new director of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics.

Maggie Williams

Maggie Williams

Margaret "Maggie" A. Williams, who managed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008, has been named as director of the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, the school announced Thursday afternoon.

At the Microphone
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy Family and Administration Sought to Establish Memorial at Harvard

In the months that followed the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, realizing the late President’s wish that his national memorial consist of three parts—a museum, a library, and a political institute—and that it stand next to the Harvard campus.


Sheila S. Jasanoff '64, Professor at Harvard Kennedy School

Although Jasanoff said that her career trajectory has been propelled by the “accidental convergence” of opportunities, her friends and family credit her personal and professional success to her kind, pragmatic personality and her creative, adaptive mind.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art


ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload

Unloading the Ad Board