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Ishmael Khaldi on the importance of minorities in Israel
Student Groups

Ishmael Khaldi on the importance of minorities in Israel

Ishmael Khaldi details some of his own experiences of being a Muslim Bedouin minority in Israel and being the first Bedouin diplomat in the Israeli Foreign Ministry. Khaldi discussed the significance of being a minority and their rights in Israel.

Soda Stream Machine

HUDS Suspends Purchases from Israeli Soda Company

Until last April, HUDS had been purchasing water machines from a company recently acquired by SodaStream, an Israeli company that specializes in do-it-yourself soda and water machines.

Vivek Murphy

Senate Approves Med School Prof. Murthy as Surgeon General

Though President Barack Obama nominated Murthy for the position in Nov. 2013, conservative members of Congress objected to his history of political activism.

IOP on Election Night 2

Election Watchers Gather at Packed IOP

Democrats and Republicans attended the IOP's election watch party on Tuesday night and watched as the GOP regained a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Charlie Baker Elected Massachusetts Governor

Decision 2014


Days Before Election, Students Brave Snow and Hit the Trail

College Democrats and Republicans said they believed their last-minute campaigning could have an important impact on election night outcomes.

City Politics

Campaign Roundup: Baker Has Slight Lead in Gov. Race

With Election Day just ten days away, polls show Republican Charles D. Baker ’79 with a narrow lead over the veteran Massachusetts Democrat and Attorney General Martha M. Coakley in a heated race for governor.

Rape Culture
Undergraduate Council

Rape Culture

The Undergraduate Harvard Political Union hosts a discussion "Sexual Assault & Rape Culture" in the Lowell House Junior Common Room Thursday evening in which students voiced concerns and recommendations to improve communications and university response moving forward.

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.

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.


IOP Panelists Discuss Ukraine’s Uncertain Future

A forum at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum discussed Russia’s alleged occupation of Crimea, an autonomous republic of Ukraine, on Tuesday night.

Student Groups

IOP Poll on Young Adults Indicates Waning Approval for Obama

The majority of young adults disapprove of current healthcare reform efforts and their approval rating of President Barack Obama is at its lowest point since 2009, according to Institute of Politics poll results that were released Wednesday.


Journalists Discuss Quinn's Mayoral Loss

The New York Times journalists behind the documentary “Hers to Lose: Inside Christine Quinn’s Bid for Mayor” joined the campaign strategists featured in the film to discuss the making of the documentary at the Institute of Politics Tuesday night.


Which Club Should You Comp?

After the maze of hundreds of clubs, free candy, and aggressive upperclassmen recruiters that marked the activities fair, some freshmen (and upperclassmen!) may still find themselves in a daze, unable to decide what student organizations to comp or join this fall. Flyby is pleased to present a carefully-prepared flowchart designed to help you find the student organization that is right for you.


Despite Panelists' Insight, IOP Forum Audience Votes Against US Action in Syria

Fifty-five percent of an audience disagreed with President Barack Obama’s proposal to intervene militarily following the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government after hearing a panel of experts discuss the proposal at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Wednesday evening.

Big States, Little States

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Central Administration

In Op-Ed, Law Profs Call for University Governance Changes

Jeffrey K. McDonough Artwork

Not a 9-to-5 Job

Advising Programs Office Under Construction

Freshman Advising: Under Construction