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With midterm elections almost upon us, pollsters are predicting a tough fight for the Capitol—and as always, Harvard is well-represented at the polls. Two years ago, the election of the 113th Congress saw the number of Harvard graduates in Congress grow from 34 to 43. Many of these alums and their fellows in state government will now be defending their spots from a fresh group of challengers, several of whom also attended the University. Below, you’ll find some of the notable Harvard alumni involved in this year’s midterms.
Rob Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria from 2010-2014, speaks in the Malkin Penthouse at the Kennedy School of Government on Wednesday.
Those figures reflect a eight percent shift since 2010, when only 43 percent were for the Republicans and 55 percent of the cohort indicated that they would prefer Democratic control.
The JFK Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics hosted a panel event on Tuesday evening on the future of Hong Kong with Chinese lawyer Chak Ming Chan, T.M. Chang Professor of China Studies William C. Kirby, College student Heather L. Pickerell '15, and moderator Anthony Saich.
My friend is a liaison for Valerie Biden Owens's IOP Study Group. He was e-mailing her, but I thought he said he was e-mailing his girlfriend. So, I took his phone and sent an e-mail that just said "Miss u." I then e-mailed a lengthy apology and felt like a dunce until I met Valerie and could apologize in person. The following week I met her brother and one of my inspirations, Joe Biden, so that whole sequence of events was pretty great.
Veteran reporters Gabrielle Gurley and Jim O'Sullivan discuss the upcoming Massachusetts elections and referenda. The pair spoke Monday at the HKS.
The participants—including a Harvard contingent of around a dozen students and affiliates—marched the perimeter of the Common before listening to several speakers.
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.
Nearly 400 attendees crowded into the Radcliffe Institute’s Knafel Center to hear Harris-Perry’s talk, given as this year’s Maurine and Robert Rothschild Lecture.
Art and culture have a large role to play in the politics of the 21st century, a panel of scholars agreed Monday night while discussing past uses of those tools in Colombia and India.