Harvard Kennedy School

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.

Harvard Kennedy School

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.

Professor Timothy P. McCarthy
Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Group Starts 'Resistance School' In Response To Trump Administration

Likening itself to Dumbledore’s Army—the covert group from the Harry Potter series dedicated to battling Voldemort—the group has attracted widespread media attention.

Politics

Former Tunisian President Reflects on Arab Spring, Transition to Democracy

“We have proven that Islam and Democracy are compatible. Secularists and Islamists can work together,” the former president of Tunisia said.

Harvard Kennedy School

Muslim Women Gather At First-Ever Kennedy School Summit

“I have been feeling very vulnerable lately as a Muslim woman and I wanted to get more tools to fight for people like me," Sulaiman said.

America's Opioid Crisis
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America's Opioid Crisis

David T. Armstrong, former Vermont Governor Peter E. Shumlin, and R. Gil Kerlikowske speak about America’s opioid crisis at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics Wednesday evening.

America's Opioid Crisis
IOP

Former Vermont Governor Discusses Deadly Opioid Crisis

“This is the least excusable disease in America, because this is self inflicted… stop passing out OxyContin and other painkillers like candy, stop,” Former Vermont Governor Peter E. Shumlin said.