Politics

Crime

Photographer Captures Reality of Juvenile Detention System

Speaking over a slideshow of his photography, video, and audio recordings, photographer Richard Ross presented his work shedding light on the juvenile prison system on Wednesday.

Books

Brookings Fellow Lays Out Transition Plan for New Middle Eastern Regimes

In his new book on unfinished revolutions in the Middle East, Brookings Institution Senior Foreign Policy Fellow Ibrahim Fraihat proposed that new governments lead inclusive national discussions to avoid violence and civil war.

IOP Survey Spring 2016 Graphic
Student Groups

Millennials Prefer Democrats Keep the White House, IOP Poll Finds

Millennials prefer a Democrat win this year's presidential election by an almost 30 percent margin, according to the Institute of Politics' Public Opinion Project spring poll.

Politics

UN Human Rights Chief Calls for Peacekeeper Accountability

At the Institute of Politics, Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, the United Nations’ high commissioner for human rights, called for more accountability for UN peacekeepers, a number of whom face accusations of sexual exploitation and assault

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Central Administration

Faust Defends Tax-Exempt Endowment In D.C.

​University President Drew G. Faust traveled to Washington D.C. this week to advocate for maintaining the tax-exempt status of Harvard’s $37.6 billion endowment and increasing federal research funding.

The Naked Rule
College

Photos of the Day 04.20.16

Ralph Nader
Politics

In Crowded Overseers Race, Ralph Nader Stands Out

A five-time U.S. presidential candidate and longtime public figure, Nader—a Harvard Law School graduate who built his career on consumer protection activism and environmentalism—seemed an odd fit for a University governing board, much less as a member of Unz’s “Free Harvard, Fair Harvard” ticket.

Bun B
College

Rapper Rebukes Presidential Campaign Rhetoric

Rapper and Vice News correspondent Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman criticized the rhetoric of this year’s presidential election at a talk with Institute of Politics Fellow and former Houston mayor Annise Parker on Tuesday.

Larry Lessig
Politics

Lessig Arrested at Campaign Finance Protest in Washington

Police arrested Harvard Law professor and former presidential candidate Lawrence Lessig last week during protests focused on campaign finance reform in Washington, D.C.

Michael Chertoff
Politics

Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff
Politics

Q&A with Michael Chertoff

Michael Chertoff '75, who served as the second Secretary of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama, talks immigration, Ebola, and cyber security.

Student Groups

Energy Secretary Praises Science's Role in Iran Deal

The U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz advocated for the role of science in securing the nuclear deal with Iran during a lecture at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.

Moving People
Politics

Moving People

Self described “guerrilla street art project,” the Moving People movement involves raising support for and awareness of the worldwide refugee crisis by placing miniature figurines in public locations. The project began in the Netherlands and has since spread to the rest of Europe and the United States.

Politics

Radcliffe Fellow Labels Problems with Chicago Police Systemic

Associate professor of African and African American studies Laurence A. Ralph argued that treating cases of the police using extralegal force as isolated problems can lead to less accountability.

Politics

Harvard Democrats Continue Rally for Candidates

Ahead of next week’s New York primaries, Harvard’s Democratic student groups hope to gain momentum as they continue to their phone bank efforts for upcoming primary states.