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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.

Activities Fair

Activities Fair

Students talk to representatives and sign up for various clubs on campus on display at the Activities Fair. It was held at the Student Organization Center at Hilles last Friday afternoon.

Activities Fair
Undergraduate Council

Activities Fair

Students talk to representatives from various clubs on campus on display at the Activities Fair. It was held at the Student Organization Center at Hilles last Friday afternoon.

The Fall IOP Fellows
Student Groups

IOP Announces Fall Roster of Residential and Visiting Fellows

A former interim Senator, a former U.S. Labor Secretary, and a former Los Angeles mayor will highlight the Institute of Politics’ fall roster of residential and visiting fellows.

The Fall IOP Fellows
Student Groups

The Fall IOP Fellows

From left to right, the IOP’s roster of fall fellows includes, in the first row, former interim U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan, political commentator Ana Navarro, and Romney campaign adviser Beth Myers, and, in the second row, Google strategy principal Ginny Hunt, political journalist Sasha Issenberg, and Karen Gordon Mills, who recently resigned as administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Ed Markey Victory
City Politics

Ed Markey Victory

Ed Markey raises his hand in victory with his wife Susan Blumenthal after winning the US Senate Primary in Massachusetts on April 30. Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced Markey at his rally in the Omni Parker Hotel.


With Senate Primary, Activism at Harvard Low

Sending text messages and making phone calls, a handful Harvard students sought to get out the vote for a U.S. Senate primary election that generated relatively little enthusiasm among political activists on campus.


With Eye on Prize, Markey Hopes for Primary Victory

On Tuesday, voters will head to the polls for the special-election primary to fill the state’s vacated U.S. Senate seat. But experts predict that turnout will be low in the election to pick between either party-line-Democrat Edward J. Markey and his underdog, more moderate challenger Stephen F. Lynch, or a diverse slate of Republican hopefuls.

On Campus

HKS Panel Encourages Religion in the Public Sphere

Christian author Jim Wallis and Memorial Church Minister Jonathan L. Walton argued that the public should harness the power of religion to pursue the “common good” in politics on Monday in an event hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

Divest Harvard Assembles

Arrested Divestment

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