2016 Election

Ex-Presidential Candidate Lessig Speaks
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig Advocates for Changes to the Electoral College

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig and political consultant Stuart Stevens considered the major issues with the current Electoral College system at a luncheon hosted by Lessig and the Harvard Law and Policy Review Saturday.

Bernie Sanders in Boston

Bernie Sanders Endorses City Council Candidates

Sanders endorsed five candidates for Cambridge City Council and candidates for a number of Somerville positions.

Institute of Politics

At Harvard, Sean Spicer Meets Students and Sits In on Class

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spent three low-profile days on campus last week as part of his visiting fellowship at the Institute of Politics.


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.

Khizr Khan
On Campus

Khizr Khan

Khizr M. Khan discusses the letter that inspired him to take the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics Wednesday night.


At Conference, Students Reflect on Tense Political Climate

​Undergraduates from across the country convened at Harvard’s Institute of Politics to look back at the November presidential election and reflect on the nation’s political climate.

Copley Protest

Harvard Affiliate Barred From U.S. Sues Trump

​Samira Asgari, a Harvard affiliate and Iranian scientist barred from entering the United States this weekend, is suing President Donald Trump.


Young People See American Politics as Less Civil, IOP Survey Finds

American young people agree that political discourse has become less civil in the last five years, according to an Institute of Politics survey.


Over 150 Join 'Emergency Protest' of Immigration Order

Hours after Trump suspended immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries, over 150 Harvard affiliates assembled in the Square Friday evening in an “emergency protest."

Massachusetts Hall

Trump’s Proposed Tax Code Changes Could Affect Harvard Fundraising

Tax experts say Trump's proposed changes to the tax code could affect fundraising at institutions like Harvard.

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Harvard Law School

Law Professor Sues Trump for Alleged Constitutional Violations

​Harvard Law School professor Laurence H. Tribe has joined a legal team suing President Donald Trump.

Boston March Against Trump

Some at Harvard Criticize Diversity of Women’s March

Some Harvard students who participated in the Boston’s Women’s March say that the protest could have represented a wider variety of perspectives.

IOP Inauguration Watch Party

‘An Encounter of Two Worlds’

Jonathan S. Roberts ’17 and Emily M. Hall ’18 both stood within a few thousand yards of the president. Both had traveled to Washington, D.C. for the inauguration—but they came for very different reasons.

"Harvard Against Hate"

Donald Trump Sworn In as 45th President

Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Capitol Hill Friday morning, becoming the commander-in-chief after a campaign that defied political norms and expectations carried him to the nation’s highest office.


Lecturer Diaz Rosillo Will Join Trump Administration

Government lecturer and Dunster House resident dean Carlos E. Diaz Rosillo has accepted a position in Donald Trump’s administration and will not teach at the College this semester.