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High Young Voter Turnout Crucial To Blue Wave, Per Harvard Analysis

Voters between the ages of 18 and 29 were absolutely crucial to the Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives, according to a Harvard Institute of Politics analysis of the 2018 midterm elections.

Election Watch Party at the IOP
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Election Watch Party at the IOP

Students gather for an election night watch party held at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday night.

Joy at the IOP Election Watch Party
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Joy at the IOP Election Watch Party

Sade A. Abraham, a Graduate School of Education alum, cheers upon hearing CNN report that Texas U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke was pulling ahead. O'Rourke ultimately lost to incumbent Ted Cruz.

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Taking in Midterm Election Results, Harvard Students from Both Parties Claim Victory

On a rainy Tuesday in Cambridge, midterm election races across the United States kept undergraduates and faculty members on the edge of their seats throughout the night.

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Economists Advocate For The 'Next Big Economic Idea' at Harvard IOP

Four economists proposed policy changes to promote economic equality — including universal basic income, a federal job guarantee, and job incentives — at a panel held at the Institute of Politics Thursday.

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Ahead of Midterm Elections, 90 Percent of Harvard Kennedy School Students Commit to Registering to Vote

The high voter registration comes as the Kennedy School has been pushing a new University-wide initiative, dubbed the Harvard Votes Challenge.

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Forty Percent of Respondents to IOP Youth Poll 'Likely' to Vote in Midterms

Forty percent of respondents to an Institute of Politics poll of 18- to 29- year olds said they are likely to cast a ballot in the midterm elections in one week, and 26 percent said they approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in office.

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Former New Zealand Prime Minister Visits Harvard, Shares Political Insights

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English took up residency at the Institute of Politics as a visiting fellow this week, leading a study group for students.

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Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

The Retired Honorable Sir Bill English, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, is a visiting fellow this week at the Institute of Politics.

IOP Forum on Immigration
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IOP Forum on Immigration

Former U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez and former Prime Minister of Peru Beatriz Merino speak about immigration at an IOP Forum Tuesday night.

IOP Forum on Immigration
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Latina Leaders Talk Populism and Immigration at Harvard's IOP

The Institute of Politics hosted former Peruvian PM Beatriz Merino and former California Representative Loretta L. Sanchez for a panel on immigration Tuesday.

Audience at Ban Ki Moon's IOP Discussion
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Audience at Ban Ki Moon's IOP Discussion

Audience members watch Ban Ki Moon at the JFK Forum.

Ban Ki Moon at IOP
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Ban Ki Moon at IOP

Ban Ki Moon, the eighth Secretary General of the United Nations, discusses negotiating peace in the Korean peninsula at the IOP Monday night.

Ban Ki Moon at IOP
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Ban Ki-moon Discusses North Korean Denuclearization and American Leadership

Over the course of the 75-minute talk, Ban and Thornton converged on two cohesive themes: the importance of denuclearizing North Korea and the responsibility of the United States as a global leader.

Colombian President at the IOP
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Colombian President at the IOP

Juan Manuel Santos, former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, spoke at the Institute of Politics Thursday night.

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