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Harvard Institute of Politics Announces Spring 2020 Resident Fellows

The former governor of Alaska and five other prominent political figures are slated to join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring as part of their residential fellows program, the IOP announced Thursday.


Kennedy School Hosts Discussion on Partisan Reconciliation

University Professor Danielle S. Allen and Adam D. Serwer, a staff writer for The Atlantic, discussed the future of a politically divided American society at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Tuesday night.


Harvard Undergrads Debate Each Other on Behalf of Democratic Presidential Candidates

Dipping their toes into the national political scene for an evening, six representatives of Harvard groups supporting Democratic candidates for president sparred over policy ideas and platforms at a debate held in Harvard Yard Thursday evening.


Harvard Votes Challenge Targets Freshmen With Move-In Registration Program

In the first year of a new effort to bolster civic engagement among Harvard students, volunteers with Harvard Votes Challenge — a student organization focused on increasing voter turnout at Harvard — helped eligible freshmen register to vote and update their voter registration status.


Institute of Politics Announces Former U.S. Senator, Panamanian Vice President as Fall Resident Fellows

Current vice president of Panama Isabel Saint Malo and former United States Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) are among a group of six professionals heading to Harvard this fall as Institute of Politics resident fellows, the IOP announced Thursday morning.


Harvard College Democrats Form Coalition to Boycott DCCC

The Harvard College Democrats formed a coalition with more than 40 other college Democrats chapters across the nation Wednesday to boycott donations to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in response to a recent policy change that the college groups argue favors incumbents.


Democratic Presidential Candidates Field Questions from Young Voters at Town Hall Co-Hosted by CNN, IOP

Five prominent Democratic presidential candidates fielded questions about everything from student loans to climate change at a town hall Monday evening co-hosted by CNN and Harvard’s Institute of Politics that featured an audience of young voters from more than 30 states.


American Enterprise Institute President Calls for 'Love' in American Politics at Harvard IOP

President of the American Enterprise Institute and recently appointed Harvard professor Arthur C. Brooks called love the solution to the problem of contempt in American government at an Institute of Politics event Wednesday.


Bipartisan IOP Panel Assesses Impact of Midterms on American Politics

The panelists advanced dueling analyses of the recent election cycle, in which Republicans extended their majority in the Senate and Democrats won the House of Representatives.


Fighting Sexual Violence in Politics

Eleanor C. "Nell" Shea '20 and Priya P. Kukreja '21 from the Harvard College Reproductive Action and Dialogue speak about the implication of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's possible confirmation during a meeting with the Harvard College Democrats and Our Harvard Can Do Better Tuesday night.


Harvard Democrats Join Forces With Campus Activists to Oppose Kavanaugh

Members of ReproJustice Action and Dialogue Collective and Our Harvard Can Do Better teamed up with the Democrats for a panel discussion and phonebank opposing Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.


Your Massachusetts Primary Election Primer

Residents head to the polls Tuesday to cast their votes in the state primaries, deciding races that vary from uncompetitive to hotly contested. Here's a primer on the candidates — and where you can vote.


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