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Protesters Disrupt Address by Chinese Ambassador Xie Feng at Harvard Kennedy School Event

Six people disrupted an address by Xie Feng, the Chinese Ambassador to the United States, at the Harvard Kennedy School Saturday morning to protest China’s stance on Tibet, Hong Kong, East Turkestan, and Taiwan.

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Jeremy Weinstein Was Offered the Harvard Kennedy School Deanship. Who Is He?

By offering Jeremy Weinstein the Kennedy School deanship, interim President Alan Garber has selected one of Stanford’s top scholars on international development and a professor praised for his innovative teaching initiatives that integrate multiple disciplines.

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‘Off and Running’: HKS Prof. Halla Logadottir Announces Campaign for President of Iceland

Harvard Kennedy School lecturer Halla H. Logadottir, who co-founded the HKS Arctic Initiative, is running to become the next president of Iceland ahead of the country’s June 1 election.

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Veterans and Medical Professionals Talk Mental Health at IOP Forum

A panel of U.S. Army veterans, mental health professionals, and a film producer discussed the mental health challenges that service members face at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday evening.

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‘A Season for Governing’: Former Louisiana Governor Talks Political Divides in IOP Forum

Former Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards discussed political partisanship and overcoming ideological divides at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.


Young Americans Support Biden, Ceasefire in Gaza in Latest Harvard IOP Youth Poll

Young Americans supported a permanent ceasefire in Gaza by a five-to-one ratio, according to the latest iteration of the Harvard Institute of Politics Youth Poll.

Arthur Brooks and the Dalai Lama

‘Ambassador of Love’: Arthur Brooks Leads Harvard Delegation to Meet the Dalai Lama

Harvard professor Arthur C. Brooks and the Harvard Kennedy School Leadership & Happiness Laboratory led a delegation to meet the Dalai Lama for a conference last Monday and Tuesday.

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‘Awful, Awful Leader’: Bernie Sanders Condemns Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu at Harvard Talk

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) called for a two-state solution to end the war in Israel and Gaza and condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for waging war “against the Palestinian people” during a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Friday.

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Central Administration

Harvard President Garber Offered HKS Deanship To Stanford Political Scientist Jeremy Weinstein

Interim Harvard President Alan M. Garber ’76 offered the Harvard Kennedy School deanship to Jeremy M. Weinstein, a professor of political science at Stanford University.

IOP Forum World Order and Disorder

‘New Cold Wars’: NYT Journalist Talks U.S. Relations With China, Russia at IOP Forum

New York Times journalist David E. Sanger ’82 discussed what is at stake for the U.S. in relation to China and Russia’s ever-growing influence at an HKS Institute of Politics forum on Tuesday.

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Harvard Researchers Say Jail Educational Programs Reduce Recidivism, Violence

An education program at a county jail in Flint, Michigan significantly reduced recidivism, misconduct, and the harms of incarceration, according to a new study co-authored by two Harvard professors.

Institute of Politics

‘Old Enough’: First Gen Z House Representative Encourages Youth Politicians at IOP Forum

U.S. Rep. Maxwell A. Frost (D-Fl.) — the first Generation Z politician to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives — encouraged young politicians to run for office and urged voters to think long term at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Friday.

Jamie Raskin at the IOP

‘Dangerous’: Rep. Jamie Raskin Says Jan. 6 Should Have Ended the Electoral College at HKS Event

Rep. Jamie B. Raskin ’83 (D-Md.) said the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol should have spelled the end of the Electoral College during a talk at the Harvard Kennedy School Thursday afternoon.

2024 Goldsmith Awards at HKS
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Journalists Honored as 2024 Goldsmith Award Winners at Harvard Kennedy School Event

Six journalists and their teams were honored as winners of the 2024 Goldsmith Awards at a Wednesday ceremony.

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Former HKS Dean Graham Allison Met With Chinese President Xi Jinping During Beijing Visit

Former Harvard Kennedy School Dean Graham T. Allison ’62 met with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a nine-day visit to Beijing late last month.