2016 Election

Marty Baron IOP Forum
Student Life

Journalist and Editor Marty Baron Discusses State of Journalism at IOP Forum

Journalist Marty Baron, formerly an editor for The Boston Globe and executive editor of the Washington Post, discussed objective journalism, the state of mainstream media, and press coverage of elections at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday evening.


Harvard Researchers Warn 2016 Polling Mistakes Serve as a 'Cautionary Tale' in 2020

Harvard researchers cautioned against “overconfidence” in polling data in a paper published Tuesday on their analysis of pollsters’ incorrect predictions 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary R. Clinton would win the previous election.

Harvard School of Public Health
School of Public Health

2016 Presidential Election Associated with Increase in Heart Attacks, HSPH Study Finds

The days immediately following the 2016 presidential election saw an uptick in hospitalizations for acute cardiovascular disease from the week prior, Harvard researchers have found.

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Kennedy School

UW-Madison Professor Discusses Digital Interference in 2016 Election at Shorenstein Center Event

Young Mie Kim, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, led a online discussion Wednesday on her research into digital interference in the 2016 United States presidential election.

Hillary on Poster Tree

Clark University Professors Discuss Roles of Masculinity, Misogyny in 2016 Elections at Davis Center Lecture

Clark University professors Valerie Sperling and Robert G. Boatright discussed their research on the role of masculinity and misogyny in the United States’ 2016 elections in a lecture hosted by Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies Thursday.

Ex-Presidential Candidate Lessig Speaks
Harvard Law School

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig Advocates for Changes to the Electoral College

Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig and political consultant Stuart Stevens considered the major issues with the current Electoral College system at a luncheon hosted by Lessig and the Harvard Law and Policy Review Saturday.

Bernie Sanders in Boston

Bernie Sanders Endorses City Council Candidates

Sanders endorsed five candidates for Cambridge City Council and candidates for a number of Somerville positions.

Institute of Politics

At Harvard, Sean Spicer Meets Students and Sits In on Class

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer spent three low-profile days on campus last week as part of his visiting fellowship at the Institute of Politics.


Evidence of Russian Meddling in Election 'Overwhelming,' Clapper Says at IOP

Clapper described what he saw as “irrefutable” proof that Russia had meddled in the election, including cyberattacks, hacking, and propaganda.

Khizr Khan
On Campus

Khizr Khan

Khizr M. Khan discusses the letter that inspired him to take the stage at the 2016 Democratic National Convention at the JFK Jr. Forum at the Harvard Institute of Politics Wednesday night.


At Conference, Students Reflect on Tense Political Climate

​Undergraduates from across the country convened at Harvard’s Institute of Politics to look back at the November presidential election and reflect on the nation’s political climate.


Young People See American Politics as Less Civil, IOP Survey Finds

American young people agree that political discourse has become less civil in the last five years, according to an Institute of Politics survey.

Copley Protest

Harvard Affiliate Barred From U.S. Sues Trump

​Samira Asgari, a Harvard affiliate and Iranian scientist barred from entering the United States this weekend, is suing President Donald Trump.


Over 150 Join 'Emergency Protest' of Immigration Order

Hours after Trump suspended immigration from several predominantly Muslim countries, over 150 Harvard affiliates assembled in the Square Friday evening in an “emergency protest."

Massachusetts Hall

Trump’s Proposed Tax Code Changes Could Affect Harvard Fundraising

Tax experts say Trump's proposed changes to the tax code could affect fundraising at institutions like Harvard.