Center for Government and International Studies

Harvard Academics Discuss Ongoing Political Unrest in Peru and Brazil at Weatherhead Center Panel

Harvard academics discussed recent political unrest in Peru and Brazil at a Weatherhead Center for International Affairs seminar on Tuesday.

Joe Biden Listening
City Politics

Harvard IOP State of the Union Watch Party Filled with Cheers and Laughs

President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address evoked applause, jeers, and laughter from attendees at a Harvard Institute of Politics watch party on Tuesday night.

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School

Harvard Faculty and Cambridge Students Speak Out Against AP African American Studies Ban

Harvard faculty and Cambridge Rindge and Latin School affiliates condemned a ban on the College Board’s Advanced Placement course “African American Studies” in Florida.

Portrait of Congressman Bobby Scott

Portrait of Congressman Bobby Scott


Harvard Corporation Members Donated Heavily to Democrats Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s highest governing body, contributed more than $1.5 million in political donations to federal candidates and political action committees in 2021 and 2022. Of that number, just $12,900 went to Republican political causes.

IOP Meet the Fellows

Harvard IOP Spring 2023 Resident Fellows Discuss Political Polarization at Inaugural Forum

The newly-announced Harvard Institute of Politics spring 2023 resident fellows discussed the divisiveness in current American politics at their inaugural JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

Radcliffe Age of Roe Conference Friday Panelists

Fifty Years After Roe Decision, Harvard Radcliffe Institute Hosts Conference on Abortion in America

Hundreds gathered at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute for a two-day conference about abortion rights and legislation in the United States on Thursday evening and Friday.

IOP Event with Ash Carter

Biden Remembers Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as a ‘Force of Nature’ at Memorial Service

President Joe Biden lauded former United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter as “a force of nature” in a memorial service honoring his death at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday morning.

Maura Healey Inauguration Courtesy Photo

‘The Honor of My Life’: Healey ’92 Sworn In As First Female Mass. Governor

Maura T. Healey ’92 was sworn in as Massachusetts’ 73rd governor on Thursday, becoming the first woman elected governor to take office in the state’s history.

Joseph P. Kennedy III Senate Race

Joe Kennedy III to Remain on Harvard IOP Advisory Committee While Envoy to Northern Ireland

Former Massachusetts Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III will serve as special envoy to Northern Ireland, U.S. Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken ’84 announced in a press statement Monday morning.

Gubernatorial Guest
Men's Basketball

Mass. Governor and Former Harvard Athlete Charlie Baker ’79 Selected as Next NCAA President

Massachusetts Governor Charlie D. Baker ’79 will serve as the next president of the NCAA, the association announced in a press release Thursday morning.

Taiwan Protest
Student Groups

Protestors March Through Harvard Square, Hold Vigil for Victims of Urumqi Fire

More than 80 demonstrators marched through Harvard Square on Saturday to protest the Chinese government’s treatment of Uyghurs and other populations living in occupied territories.

China Demonstration

Harvard Affiliates Rally in Solidarity With Chinese Citizens Protesting Covid-19 Restrictions, State Censorship

Chanting “Free China” and “No more lockdowns,” more than one hundred people rallied in Harvard Yard on Tuesday afternoon in solidarity with demonstrators in China protesting the country’s strict Covid-19 restrictions.

IOP Forum

Political and Military Experts Talk Future of Leadership at IOP Forum

The Harvard Institute of Politics hosted a panel of political, business, and military experts on Tuesday to discuss the need for a new generation of young leaders in America.

Iván Duque

Former Colombian President Iván Duque Discusses Resurgent Left Wing in Latin America at Kennedy School Event

Former Colombian President Iván Duque discussed Latin American politics and the environment at the Harvard Kennedy School on Thursday.