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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.

HKS Diversity Forum
On Campus

Harvard Kennedy School Diversity Director Discusses Inclusion, Recruitment at Event

The event garnered an audience of about 40 students. Before taking questions, Gray opened the discussion with remarks on her work to improve recruitment of students of underrepresented backgrounds.


Latest Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll Finds Anxiety, Moral Concern Among Young Voters

The spring 2019 Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll found that voters between the ages of 18 and 29 are experiencing anxiety and have increasingly voiced concern about the moral direction of the United States.

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Students Launch Diversity Demands Petition at Harvard Kennedy School

As part of ongoing efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusivity at the Harvard Kennedy School, student activists recently launched a petition demanding more faculty of color and more attention to issues of race and racism in curriculum.

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Kennedy School Students Named Winners of Social Security Policy Challenge

A team of six Harvard Kennedy School students won a “hackathon-style” Social Security policy challenge hosted by former Senator Heidi K. Heitkamp (D-ND) and Gary D. Cohn, former director of the National Economic Council for the Trump Administration, at the Institute of Politics Monday evening.

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On Campus

Harvard Institute of Politics to Co-Host Primetime Democratic Presidential Candidate Town Hall Event

Five Democratic presidential candidates will participate in a town hall co-hosted by CNN and the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, the IOP announced Thursday.

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Harvard Kennedy School Introduces Online Public Leadership Credential Program

The Harvard Kennedy School announced a new online public leadership credential program Thursday, joining the trend of Harvard schools expanding their online academic offerings.

Mass Incarceration in the Black and Latinx Community

Experts Discuss Mass Incarceration at Panel in Harvard's Emerson Hall

Activists and experts discussed the intersection of racism, xenophobia, and mass incarceration at a panel in Emerson Hall Tuesday.

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Harvard Democrats Divided Over Presidential Primary Candidates

Democrats at Harvard are divided over their early picks for the party’s 2020 primary, which is on track to feature the largest set of Democratic presidential candidates in history.

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At IOP, Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo Advocates for Prioritizing Youth Development

President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo spoke at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Friday, arguing the African continent’s abundant natural resources should be capitalized upon to raise money for investment in Africa’s youth population.

Goldsmith Awards at the 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.