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Harvard IOP Poll Finds Biden Holds 23-Point Lead Over Trump Among Young Voters

An IOP Youth Poll found that young Americans broadly favor former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. over President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

Washington Post Reporter Talks 'Hair-on-Fire-Briefing,' Coronavirus Coverage at IOP Forum

Lena H. Sun, a national health reporter for the Washington Post, spoke about her experience covering the novel coronavirus outbreak during the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics’s third “Fast Forum” Thursday evening.

Coronavirus Causes 'Precipitous Drop' in Harvard’s Executive Education Revenues

Executive and continuing education programs — a growing source of revenue for the University — have been stymied by campus closure, the latest in a mounting number of financial challenges Harvard will face as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Graduate Students Advocate for Tuition Reimbursements, Extended Health Insurance Coverage Due to Remote Learning Transition

As Harvard transitions to remote instruction due to the coronavirus crisis, graduate students across the University’s 12 schools have advocated for tuition reimbursements to compensate for the in-person components of their education they can no longer access.

IOP Director Talks Transition to Virtual Events, Uncertainty Of Summer Programs

Mark D. Gearan ’78, director of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, said in a Tuesday interview that the IOP is working to transition its extensive programming to an online model.

Harvard Kennedy School Switches to Default Satisfactory-Unsatisfactory Grading

Harvard Kennedy School will switch to a default satisfactory-unsatisfactory grading policy, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced in an email to the school’s students, faculty, staff, and fellows last week.

IOP Forums Transition to Live-Streamed ‘Fast Forums’

The Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics launched new virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. forums and introduced “Flashback Forums” Wednesday following the shuttering of on-campus life due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Epstein-Linked Donors Dubin and Wexner Depart from HKS Leadership Council

Donors and billionaires Glenn R. Dubin and Leslie H. Wexner departed from a Harvard Kennedy School board last month, foregrounding students’ concerns regarding Harvard’s ties to donors who cultivated relationships with deceased sex offender Jeffrey E. Epstein.

HKS Students Criticize Dean’s Response to Diversity Letter, Citing Police Brutality Simulation

Students at the Harvard Kennedy School criticized their dean’s response to an open letter sent by the HKS Equity Coalition earlier this month, advocating for a commitment from the school to “creating a culture and environment built on the principles of anti-racism.”

HKS Equity Coalition

The Equity Coalition at Harvard Kennedy School drafted a letter advocating for increased diversity within the school's culture and environment.

Former Energy Secretary, Deputy Discuss Nuclear Energy and Climate at IOP

Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel B. Poneman ’78 discussed the importance of nuclear energy in an event moderated by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Meghan L. O’Sullivan at the Institute of Politics Monday night.


The sun sets on a beautiful day outside of the Harvard Kennedy School as students start to commute home.

Radcliffe UN Commissioner

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, a career diplomat and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, speaks about the current geopolitical environment at the Knafel Center Thursday.

Racism in Urban Housing Policy

A panel of experts discusses the history and continuing challenges of racism in urban housing at an event at the Institute of Politics Tuesday evening.

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