Forrest K. Lewis

Pres of Ghana + Flag

Ghana's President Details Economic Growth at IOP

President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama described the arrival of a “new frontier” of economic growth and political stability for his Western African country in a speech at the IOP.


IOP To Host Bipartisan Conference

Students from a consortium of 25 colleges will come together to discuss personal projects and politics at the IOP this weekend.

The President on Stage

Philippine President Highlights Recent Successes

President of the Philippines Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III outlined the positive economic changes his country has undergone over the last two decades in a public address at the Institute of Politics on Monday.

Ricardo Hausmann
Harvard Kennedy School

Venezuelan President Threatens Kennedy School Professor

The threat of legal action came after Kennedy School professor Ricardo Hausmann wrote an article arguing that Venezuela default on its foreign bonds.

Harvard Kennedy School

$3.5 Million Gift To Fund Environmental Program at Kennedy School

Hedge fund manager and founder of Moore Capital Management Louis M. Bacon has donated $3.5 million to the Harvard Kennedy School for the creation of the eponymous Louis Bacon Environmental Leadership Program.

Ebola Panel

During IOP Chat, Liberian President Weighs Concern, Optimism about Ebola Outbreak

While lauding recent efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expressed concern about the long-term effects of the epidemic.

IOP Internet Policy Forum

Internet Policy Symposium Kicks Off at IOP Forum

TripAdvisor co-founder and CEO Stephen Kaufer ’84 and internet expert Susan P. Crawford spoke at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics on Thursday.

Men's Crew

Freshman Men's Lightweight Crew Coach Linda Muri Moves to Dartmouth

After guiding the lightweight four to a silver medal at the 2014 IRA National Championship, lightweights coach Linda Muri has decided to take the helm of women’s rowing at Dartmouth University.


Grayson Accepts Position at Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Outgoing Institute of Politics Director C. M. Trey Grayson ’94 has accepted a position as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Grayson announced earlier this week.


Weatherhead Center Names Permanent Director a Year After Its Last Leader Resigned

Sociology professor Michele Lamont will become executive director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs beginning July 2015, the center announced Tuesday.


Ed School Students, Alumni Protest Convocation Speaker

According to the statement of protest, Johnston ”embraces a vision of education reform that relies heavily on test-based accountability while weakening the due process protections of teachers.”

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Transitions into Public Phase of $500 Million Campaign

The two-day launch event, called IDEASpHERE, signals the transition of the Kennedy School’s $500 million capital campaign from the quiet to the public phase.

Harvard Kennedy School

Kennedy School Prepares for Public Campaign Launch Celebration

The Harvard Kennedy School is preparing to enter the public portion of its own $500 million campaign in a two-day celebration beginning Thursday.


Rand Paul Discusses Republican Politics, Freedoms at IOP

Speaking for ten minutes to a room that had reached full-capacity, Paul called for serious reconsideration of the policies set forth by the previous two U.S. presidents.

Foreign Policy From McCain

McCain Calls for Decisive Stance on Russia at Forum

Arizona Senator John McCain called the ongoing tension between the two countries “ludicrous,” declaring that the United States needs to come up with a course of action as soon as possible.

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

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