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IOP Removes U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik ’06 From Senior Advisory Committee

U.S. Representative Elise M. Stefanik ’06 (R-N.Y.) was removed from the Institute of Politics’ Senior Advisory Committee Tuesday morning, Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced in a letter sent to members of the committee.


Hundreds Petition for IOP to Sever Ties With U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik ’06

Nearly 700 Harvard affiliates petitioned for Harvard’s Institute of Politics to disaffiliate with U.S. Representative Elise M. Stefanik ’06 (R-N.Y.), a supporter of efforts to overturn Electoral College votes in favor of President Donald Trump.


New Zealand PM Ardern Draws Largest Virtual Crowd in JFK Jr. Forum History

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda K. L. Ardern shared her vision for leadership before a record-breaking audience of thousands at a virtual John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Tuesday — the largest since the event series moved online in March.


Boston Fed President Lectures on Pandemic Recession

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren said the coronavirus-driven economic crisis has wreaked extensive damage on industries disrupted by social-distancing recommendations and travel bans.


IOP Speaker Draws on Experience in AIDS, TB, and Malaria Prevention to Talk COVID-19

Peter A. Sands — the executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — discussed the global response to the coronavirus pandemic at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics Thursday.


Washington Post Columnist Discusses Role of Journalism in the Upcoming Election

Pulitzer-Prize winning Washington Post columnist Eugene H. Robinson spoke about the role of journalism in the 2020 presidential election at an IOP JFK Jr. Forum lecture Wednesday.


Undergraduates Confront Mail-In Voting Obstacles as 2020 Election Nears

Harvard students across the country have confronted mail delays — along with signature rejections, defective envelopes, and other obstacles to mail-in voting — amid a pandemic-spurred flood of absentee ballot requests that is overwhelming local elections officials around the U.S.


IOP Poll Forecasts Higher Youth Voter Turnout in 2020 than in Previous Years

Young Americans are on track to turn out to vote in higher numbers than in the historic 2008 elections, according to the Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll released Monday.


Student Groups Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

From group discussions with guest politicians to relaxed virtual gatherings, student organizations celebrated Latinx Heritage Month between September 15 and October 15 by discussing Latinx perspectives, highlighting underrepresented voices, and facilitating community building,


Newsroom Leaders Discuss 2020 Election at Lecture Co-Hosted by Institute of Politics, Shorenstein Center

The logistical challenges of counting mail-in ballots might delay election results, speakers at an IOP online event said.


Bacow and David Rubenstein Discuss the Value of ‘Incremental Change’ at IOP

University President Lawrence S. Bacow discussed the value of incremental change to address complex issues in a virtual forum at the Institute of Politics Monday.


Experts Discuss Power of Youth Vote in 2020 Elections

A panel of activists, academics, and students discussed the role of young voters and the importance of youth voter turnout in the upcoming 2020 presidential election during an online webinar Tuesday.


Former Stanford President Advocates Empathy, Optimism, and Leadership in 2020 Godkin Lecture

John L. Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet and former president of Stanford University, acknowledged the incredible number of crises confronting the United States today but affirmed his faith in the next generation of leaders in Thursday’s annual Godkin lecture.


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