Harvard Kennedy School
United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights and former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet spoke about her work to uphold fundamental human rights around the world at the Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum last Friday.
The Harvard Kennedy School has seen little or no change across various demographics in its student, faculty, and staff population, according to the school’s annual diversity report released Thursday.
As part of the annual Albert H. Gordon Lecture series — which focuses on international finance — the event addressed multilateral responses to potential international crises, such as climate change and financial recessions.
Harvard students, staff, and faculty — many donning shirts indicating the candidates they supported — attended the Democratic primary debate watch event hosted by the Institute of Politics.
Former Finance Minister of Nigeria Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala spoke about solutions to global poverty at the Harvard Institute of Politics Tuesday.
Kennedy — in conversation with Swathi R. Srinivasan ’21 and IOP Director of Student Programs Robert C. Watson Jr. ’09 — touched on a wide range of issues including political polarization, impeachment, structural reform, and the urgency of his campaign for Senate.
The event, titled “2020 Election and Engaging Communities of Color,” doubled as an episode of “In the Thick” and covered a wide array of topics, including next year’s Democratic presidential primary and the mainstream media’s coverage of presidential campaigns.
Harvard Kennedy School research fellow Phillipe Le Corre described the complex strategies China has used to expand investment and the mixed reaction it has elicited from many European countries. His roughly 30-minute lecture drew approximately 100 attendees.
Former White House Social Secretaries Capricia Marshall and Deesha Dyer recalled their experiences working in presidential administrations at a Thursday Institute of Politics talk titled "Stories from a State Dinner: The Diplomacy is in the Details."
IOP Resident Fellow Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, moderated the conversation. She initiated the discussion with a question about the future of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, which was first announced by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi last week.
The panelists at the event — dubbed “The Politics of Difference: Race, Technology, and Inclusion” — discussed a variety of topics, ranging from targeted advertising in social media to video game “culture wars.”
Three 2020 campaign reporters shared stories from the presidential primary campaign trail at an Institute of Politics event on Tuesday, the first in a series of events in the lead-up to the 2020 election.
Chelsea Janes from the Washington Post (left), Musadiq Bidar from CBS News (middle) and Marianna Sotomayor from NBC News (right) chat with Washington Post correspondent Dan Balz (far left) about their first-hand experiences as reporters for the top candidates in the coming elections of 2020.
Brittany Butler, the executive director of the Social Innovation and Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School moderated a discussion between Ai-Jen Poo, left, the co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Palak Shah, right, the founding director and social innovation lab director at NDWA. Poo and Shah discussed domestic work as the original "gig economy" and talked about the importance of intersectionality.