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Student Groups

CNN Commentator, Harvard IOP Board Member Alice Stewart Remembered for ‘Extraordinary Commitment’ to Students

In the summer of 2023, Alice Stewart — a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who served on the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee — invited Abigail L. Carr ’25 to go on a walk near Stewart’s home in Alexandria, Virginia.

Institute of Politics

Harvard IOP Student Board Condemns Suspensions But Omits ‘Palestine Exception’ Reference After Contentious Meeting

The Harvard Institute of Politics Student Advisory Committee issued a statement condemning the College’s decision to suspend students that participated in the encampment in Harvard Yard.

Jim Acosta IOP

Alice Stewart, CNN Political Commentator and Harvard Institute of Politics Board Member, Dies at 58

Alice Stewart, a Republican political adviser and CNN commentator who was best known at Harvard for her dedication to undergraduate students as a member of the Institute of Politics Senior Advisory Committee, died early Saturday morning. She was 58.

IOP Forum Ray Mabus

Former Secretary of the Navy Talks National Security at IOP Forum

Former Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus urged greater investment in the U.S. military and continued financial support for Israel during a Harvard Institute of Politics Forum on Wednesday evening.

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‘Untraditional Ideas’: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay Explores Caste and Loss in Film ‘Origin’ at Harvard IOP Forum

Screenwriter Ava DuVernay spoke about her latest film “Origin,” which is based on the life of Isabel Wilkerson as she wrote her award-winning book “Caste,” at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics Forum event on Wednesday evening.

Channeling Grief Into Activism IOP Forum

‘Mourning into a Movement’: Family Members of George Floyd, Eric Garner Discuss Grief and Activism at IOP Forum

Family members of George Floyd and Eric Garner, who were killed by police, spoke about grief, loss, and activism at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event on Thursday evening.

IOP Forum Mental Health Crisis

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.

John Bel Edwards IOP Forum

‘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.

Bernie Sanders IOP

‘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.

McCarthy IOP Forum

Former House Speaker McCarthy Talks Trump, 2024 Election at Harvard IOP Forum

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy predicted former President Donald Trump would win the presidency if the 2024 election was held today at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.

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.

HKS John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
On Campus

‘Love Overrules’: Hank Willis Thomas Discusses Artistic Meaning at IOP Forum

Artist Hank Willis Thomas spoke about how love guides his artwork at a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics forum on Monday. During the discussion — which was moderated by Harvard professor Sarah Elizabeth Lewis and co-hosted by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project — Thomas discussed several of his major artistic works, including “The Embrace” and “Loverules.”

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.

Institute of Politics

Former Oxford Vice Chancellor Says University Education Can Help Combat Terrorism at HKS Event

Louise M. Richardson, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Oxford, said universities can foster more discourse and education to help combat terrorism at a Harvard Kennedy School event on Monday.