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IOP Youth Poll Shows Division With Desire for Unity

A new Institute of Politics poll found that just 32 percent of 18-to-29-year-old Americans approve of President Trump’s overall job performance so far.

Maggie Williams
IOP

Maggie Williams to Leave Institute of Politics

After three years as Director of the Institute of Politics, Maggie Williams will step down from the role and leave the IOP at the end of this semester.

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Summers Moderates Talk on Male Unemployment

Two economists debated the causes and potential solutions for the increase in American male unemployment at an Institute of Politics event Wednesday evening moderated by former University President Lawrence H. Summers.

John Kasich at IOP
Politics

Kasich Talks Election, Polarization at IOP

Harvard​ affiliates crowded into the Institute of Politics to listen to Ohio Governor John R. Kasich discuss his 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and the rising polarization in American politics Wednesday night.

IOP Ban Ki-moon
Politics

Ban Ki-Moon Reflects on UN Leadership at IOP

“Most of the UN staff address me like ‘SG’ instead of Secretary-General because it is too long. At the same time, ‘SG’ stands for ‘scapegoat," Ban said.

Rep. John Lewis
IOP

Congressman John Lewis Accepts Kennedy School’s Gleitsman Award

“You get beaten, you get knocked down, you get arrested a few times. It makes you stronger, it makes you more determined,” Georgia Congressman John R. Lewis said.

HKS Class Day Speaker
Politics

Former US Ambassador Power Joins Law School, Kennedy School Faculties

Samantha Power, the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, has been jointly appointed to faculty positions at Harvard Law School and the Kennedy School.

Visual Arts

Ken Burns Previews Vietnam War Series at Harvard Art Museums

​Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns previewed parts of an upcoming film series about the Vietnam War at the Harvard Art Museums Thursday night.

Speechwriters Speaking
College

Speechwriters Speaking

Sarah K. Hurwitz '99 discusses her experience writing speeches for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama as Ann Compton, Cody Keenan, and John McConnell listen.

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Kennedy School Lecturer Presents Findings on Bureaucracies

Kennedy School Lecturer Jorrit J. de Jong discussed possible solutions to bureaucratic inefficiencies and his new book "Dealing with Dysfunction."

General McChrystal
On Campus

General McChrystal

Retired Four Star Army General Stanley A. McChrystal speaks about citizenship at the Institute of Politics JFK Forum Wednesday night. He spoke of the importance of civil service and fielded questions from the Harvard community.

Ban Ki Moon Humanitarian of the Year
Harvard Kennedy School

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to Join Kennedy School as Fellow

​Former United Nations Secretary-General and Kennedy School alumnus Ban Ki-Moon will be returning to campus this month as a fellow at the Kennedy School.

President of Mauritius
Harvard Kennedy School

Mauritian President Says Climate Change Poses Dangers to Island Nation

Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib spoke at the Kennedy School Thursday about the growing Mauritian economy and the threat climate change poses to the island nation.

The Next Move
IOP

The Next Move

Kennedy School professor R. Nicholas Burns, Russia analyst Molly K. McKew (center), and Ret. Brigadier General Kevin Ryan (right) discuss the political climate currently surrounding the U.S. and Russia at a talk hosted at the Institute of Politics Wednesday evening.

Professor Timothy P. McCarthy
On Campus

Professor Timothy P. McCarthy

Kennedy School professor Timothy P. McCarthy ’93 discusses activism in the era of Trump at the first session of the Resistance School on Wednesday night.