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National Security at the IOP

Former Obama Officials Talk National Security

​Four former Obama administration national security officials criticized the Trump administration’s foreign policy at the Institute of Politics Monday night.

Joe and Mika

'Morning Joe' Hosts Decry Broken Party System at Town Hall

“If we had healthy political parties right now, there would be an answer to Donald Trump," Scarborough said.

Christine Lagarde

IMF Director Praises 'Optimistic' Economic Outlook

​Christine M. O. Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, painted a rosy picture of the global economy—though with reservations about continued prosperity


World Bank CEO Talks Global Poverty Reduction at IOP

Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank Kristalina I. Georgieva outlined the causes of rising poverty in some areas of the world.

Harvey R. Levin and Fmr. Rep. Jason E. Chaffetz

TMZ Founder Talks Privacy Standards at IOP

TMZ founder Harvey Levin denied his allegiance to Trump, instead arguing that he plays “devil’s advocate” to add balance to news coverage of the White House.

Institute of Politics

Outcry After Chelsea Manning Dropped from IOP Fellowship

Critics on campus and across the country castigated the Kennedy School for rescinding Chelsea Manning's appointment as a visiting fellow.


Experts Discuss Future of Cyber Threats in Politics

Campaign managers for Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney lamented cyber attacks on their respective campaigns at the IOP Monday.


IOP Fellows Clash Over DACA

Former Republican U.S. Representative Jason E. Chaffetz and former Obama aide Yohannes Abraham clashed over President Donald Trump’s decision to end a program protecting undocumented young people.


Lewandowski to Join IOP as Visiting Fellow

Lewandowski rose to prominence during the 2016 presidential election as an early and divisive aide to then-presidential candidate Trump.


Professors Debate Future of Democracy at IOP

The panel, moderated by Kennedy School lecturer Nicco Mele, brought together scholars from across departments and areas of interest to answer one particular question: “Are democracies in peril?"


Geospatial Intelligence Director Talks Satellite Technology and Government Intelligence

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo argued for his agency’s critical role at the intersection of earth sciences and national security at a group gathering last month at Harvard Kennedy School.


Evidence of Russian Meddling in Election 'Overwhelming,' Clapper Says at IOP

Clapper described what he saw as “irrefutable” proof that Russia had meddled in the election, including cyberattacks, hacking, and propaganda.

Balloons Ready

IOP Youth Poll Shows Division With Desire for Unity

A new Institute of Politics poll found that just 32 percent of 18-to-29-year-old Americans approve of President Trump’s overall job performance so far.

John Kasich at IOP

Kasich Talks Election, Polarization at IOP

Harvard​ affiliates crowded into the Institute of Politics to listen to Ohio Governor John R. Kasich discuss his 2016 campaign for the Republican presidential nomination and the rising polarization in American politics Wednesday night.

IOP Ban Ki-moon

Ban Ki-Moon Reflects on UN Leadership at IOP

“Most of the UN staff address me like ‘SG’ instead of Secretary-General because it is too long. At the same time, ‘SG’ stands for ‘scapegoat," Ban said.