2016 Election



Attendees leave the JFK Jr. Forum after the “War Stories: Inside Campaign 2016” event Thursday evening. At the event, which will be broadcast on CNN this Sunday, Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook discussed the 2016 presidential election with moderator Jake Tapper.


Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP

​Sparks flew between President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s respective campaign managers Kellyanne Conway and Robby Mook during their first public appearance together since Election Day.

Maggie Williams

Maggie Williams Will Return to IOP in January

Margaret “Maggie” A. Williams, who served as director of the Institute of Politics before taking a leave of absence from her post to serve as an adviser to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, will return to Harvard in January.

"We Will Resist"

Protesters Denounce Trump Advisers Outside IOP Event

​Protesters gathered in the pouring rain outside Harvard’s Institute of Politics Wednesday evening to denounce the University for inviting advisers of President-elect Donald Trump to a campus event this week and call for the dismissal of Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon.


IOP 2016 Election Event Participants

Fix Democracy First

Profs Question Lessig’s Call for Electoral College to Select Clinton

Some Harvard professors have questioned Law School professor Lawrence Lessig’s call for the Electoral College to cast their ballots for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of President-elect Donald Trump.

Proud to be Asian-American

Trump Picks HBS Alumna Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary

​Elaine L. Chao, a Harvard Business School alumna and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to serve in his cabinet as the next Transportation Secretary.

"Harvard Against Hate"

Straddling the Divide Between Harvard and Trump's States

For students from regions that leaned more heavily toward Donald Trump, dealing with a politically polarized country in the aftermath of the election has come with new challenges.


Harvard Affiliates, Boston Residents to Protest Bannon's Visit

Harvard affiliates and residents from across the Boston area are organizing efforts to protest top Donald Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon’s visit to the Institute of Politics this week.

Harvard University President Drew G. Faust
Drew Faust

Faust Outlines Plans to Protect Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust pledged to take steps to protect undocumented students in the wake of Donald Trump’s election, writing an email to Harvard affiliates Monday to “reaffirm our clear and unequivocal support for these individuals.”

Stein at the Million Student March

Harvard Profs Say Stein's Recount Effort Won't Affect Election Results

Jill E. Stein '72-73 is grabbing national headlines this week after she launched an effort to recount votes in three states Donald Trump won in the 2016 presidential election.

Debate at the Queen's Head

Bannon, Conway Among 2016 Political Advisers to Convene at IOP

Campaign managers for President-elect Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as Trump's chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon, will convene on campus for a two-day event at the IOP.

Defenders of the Undocumented

Students and Faculty Report Hate Speech, Harassment Around Harvard After Election

​A handful of University affiliates have reported incidents of harassment around Harvard’s campus, echoing a nationwide uptick in hate speech after Donald Trump’s election.

Suiting Up
Student Life

Post Election, Harvard’s Clinton Staffers Face Uncertain Future

A handful of Harvard students took time off from school to work for Clinton’s campaign. In light of Trump’s unexpected victory, they say they have readjusted their plans for the future.

University President Drew G. Faust Addresses the 2016 Harvard Alumni Association Meeting
Harvard in the World

Faust Signs Letter Defending DACA, Undocumented Students

​University President Drew G. Faust joined over 100 college and university presidents in signing a letter in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.