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Goldsmith Awards at the IOP
IOP

Washington Post Editor Martin Baron Receives Career Achievement Award

Martin Baron, executive editor of the Washington Post, received the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence in Journalism at the Harvard Institute of Politics Tuesday.Baron oversaw the Post’s 2014 reporting that revealed the National Security Administration was conducting widespread secret surveillance of civilians.

HKS Protest
On Campus

Students Rally Against Steve Jarding’s Termination from Harvard Kennedy School

Students at the Harvard Kennedy School gathered to protest the impending termination of Lecturer Steve Jarding — who teaches one of the school’s most popular courses — at the John F. Kennedy Jr. forum Thursday.

President of Sierra Leone
IOP

President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio Speaks at Harvard Institute of Politics

President of Sierra Leone Julius Maada Bio outlined the current state of Sierra Leone and pushed for greater representation of African nations in international affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday.

Senator Jeff Flake
IOP

Senator Jeff Flake Insists On Bridging the Partisan Divide at Harvard's Institute of Politics

Former Senator Jeff Flake spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Friday and criticized the lack of bipartisan collaboration he witnessed during his career in public service.

Colombian President at the IOP
Commencement

Former Colombian President Santos to Deliver 2019 Harvard Kennedy School Graduation Address

Former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos will deliver the Harvard Kennedy School’s 2019 graduation address, Kennedy School Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf announced Tuesday.

Don Lemon
IOP

CNN Journalist Don Lemon Addresses Racism and Homophobia Against Journalists at IOP Event

CNN journalist Don C. Lemon addressed the intersections of race, media, and politics at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Friday evening. He spoke about how his personal background has created a certain set of expectations for his work.

Bill de Blasio IOP Talk
IOP

De Blasio Criticizes Amazon for Cancelling Headquarters Plans at IOP

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized Amazon for walking away from a planned second headquarters in Long Island City at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Thursday evening, hours after the withdrawal was made public.

Ed Markey Policy
IOP

'Failure is Not an Option:' Ed Markey and Caroline Kennedy Talk Environmental Policy at IOP

Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) answered questions about the “Green New Deal” — a plan he introduced in Congress with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14) to combat economic inequality and climate change — at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Friday.

State of The Union watch party
IOP

IOP Hosts State of the Union Watch Event, Fellows Share Predictions

Periodic laughter punctuated the live showing of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address at the Institute of Politics John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Tuesday night.

Isaias Medina
Politics

Venezuelans at the Harvard Kennedy School Speak Out Against Maduro

In the midst of political and economic turmoil in Venezuela resulting in international efforts to pressure President Nicolás Maduro to cede power, Venezuelans at the Harvard Kennedy School have spoken out with concerns about their country’s future.

HKS New Campus
Politics

Harvard Kennedy School Names Five Fellows to Study Nonviolent Solutions to Political Conflict

Five international students who study nonviolent solutions to political conflict have been named to the Harvard Kennedy School’s first class of Topol Research Fellows.

Admission Competition
IOP

Former Top Trump Official, Nine Others Named Institute of Politics Fellows

President Donald Trump’s former Chief Economic Advisor and nine other prominent political figures will join the Institute of Politics’ spring cohort of fellows, the IOP announced Thursday.

Devah Pager
FAS

Devah Pager, Harvard Sociology Professor and Pioneer, Dies at 46

Harvard Sociology Professor Devah I. Pager, a groundbreaking researcher, advisor, teacher, and mother beloved by her students and family, died on Nov. 2. She was 46 years old.

Emerson Hall
On Campus

Catholic Student Association Hosts Inaugural 'Catholic Sex Week'

Theologian Janet E. Smith delved into the Catholic Church’s stance on sex and sexuality in a lecture hosted by the Catholic Student Association Thursday evening.

Trick or Treat
Events

Students Celebrate Halloween with Costumes, Candy

College students celebrated Halloween Wednesday night with costumes and candy.

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