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Alexandra A. Chaidez

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Africa’s Developmental Agenda

Former African Leaders Discuss Development at Harvard Kennedy School

The former leaders of Nigeria, Tanzania, and Cape Verde spoke about effective leadership and development in Africa at a forum hosted at the Harvard Kennedy School.

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Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Launches Fellowship for Palestinian Students

The Rawabi Fellowship for Leaders from Palestine is a new “merit-based, competitive” program for Kennedy School students who identify as Palestinian, targeted specifically at those with financial need.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Two Female Lecturers to Leave Kennedy School

Their departures comes amid increased scrutiny of the school’s faculty diversity, and a year after the departure of three prominent female administrators of color.

Discussion with Chiefs

At Kennedy School, Police Chiefs Discuss Use of Force, Harvard Student’s Arrest

Three police chiefs from Detroit, San Francisco, and Minneapolis visited the Kennedy School Thursday to field questions about the realities of modern day policing.

Diversity Dean Chapman

HKS Students, Profs Raise Concerns to New Diversity Dean

The newly hired Kennedy School Associate Dean of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging hosted a town hall in which affiliates expressed concerns about HKS's lack of diversity.

Chris Christie

Former Governor Chris Christie Visits Harvard to Discuss Opioid Epidemic

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie visited the Institute of Politics Tuesday for a conversation about policy responses to the opioid crisis in America.

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HKS Students Discuss Diversity at New Admits Day

Students who organized, designed, and handed out the sheets said they wanted to educate new students about the work they said still needs to be done.


Reince Priebus to Join IOP as Visiting Fellow

Priebus, who also served as the former chairman of the Republican National Committee, will be on campus starting April 23 until April 25.

Shitty GSD Men
Visual Arts

After ‘Shitty Architecture Men,’ GSD Students Hang Banners Against Misconduct

​Design School students hung banners denouncing sexual misconduct in the school’s main workspace last week after the circulation of a spreadsheet accusing affiliates of misconduct.

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Graduate School of Design

Design School To Hire Diversity Admin Following Misconduct Allegations

The Design School has “made plans” to hire a diversity and inclusion officer following allegations of sexual misconduct against more than a dozen school affiliates.

Sean Spicer

Sean Spicer to Visit Harvard for Off-Record Study Group

Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer will visit the Institute of Politics Thursday to participate in an off-the-record study group with fellow Scott Jennings.

Harvard Kennedy School

HKS Professor Jane Mansbridge Wins Top Political Science Award

The committee chose to honor Mansbridge for her “field-defining contributions to our understanding of the theory and practice of democracy, political representation and deliberation as well as feminist theory.'


IOP Poll Predicts High Youth Turnout in Midterm Elections

More than 37 percent of young Americans said they “definitely will be voting” in the 2018 elections, a marked increase from the 23 percent of those surveyed in the 2010.

John Kasich at IOP

Students at HKS Petition for More International Speakers

The students requested that HKS replace John Kasich as the main addressee or add another speaker to the commencement program who better international students.

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Harvard Kennedy School

At Panel, Kennedy School Students Raise Concerns Over Sexual Assault Policies

Harvard Kennedy School students said they are concerned and confused by the school’s approach to sexual assault prevention and response at a panel Tuesday.