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Ken Roth IOP Forum

Ken Roth Discusses Fellowship Veto at IOP Forum, Alleges ‘Plenty of Pro-Israel Tilting’ at Harvard

Former Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth discussed the Harvard Kennedy School’s decision to veto, then subsequently offer, his fellowship at an Institute of Politics JFK Jr. Forum on Wednesday.

Gillian Tett at IOP Forum

Journalist Gillian Tett Touts Insight from Anthropology at Harvard IOP Forum

Journalist and author Gillian Tett said anthropology is one of the “most unrecognized and most useful tools” for social scientists at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum Monday.

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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.

John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

After Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship Rejection and Reversal, Ken Roth to Speak at IOP Forum

The Harvard Institute of Politics announced Kenneth Roth will speak at a Feb. 8 JFK Jr. Forum, roughly a month after reports emerged alleging Roth was blocked from a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights over his criticism of Israel.

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Harvard Kennedy School

Key Trump Impeachment Witness to Join HKS Hauser Leaders Program

Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman, a key witness in former President Donald Trump’s first impeachment trial, has been appointed to the Hauser Leaders Program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, the school announced Tuesday.

Spring 2023 IOP Fellows

Former Rep. Herrera Beutler and Seven Others to Join Harvard IOP as Spring 2023 Fellows

Former Representative Jamie Herrera Beutler (R-Wa.) — one of ten Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump — and seven other political figures will serve as fellows at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics this spring, the IOP announced in a press release on Tuesday.

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Current, Former Secretaries of State Discuss Election Denial at IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and former West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant discussed election security, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump, and the politicization of their office at an Institute of Politics forum held Tuesday evening.


Kennedy School Faculty Discuss 2022 Midterm Election Results at Harvard IOP Forum

Following the 2022 midterm elections, Harvard Kennedy School political experts discussed what the results mean for polarization, voter turnout, and the future of the GOP at an Institute of Politics forum Wednesday night.

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Senator Kaine Talks Long Covid, Mental Health with Harvard School of Public Health

United States Senator Tim M. Kaine (D-Va.) discussed his experience with prolonged health problems from Covid-19 and his work pushing for public health-related bills in the Senate in an online stream through the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


Should Supreme Court Justices Have Term Limits? That ‘Would Be Fine,’ Breyer Says at Harvard IOP Forum

Retired Justice Stephen G. Breyer said “it would be fine” if Supreme Court justices were term-limited at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Wednesday.

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Journalists Discuss Trump’s Effect on the GOP at Harvard IOP Forum

Political journalists Jonathan Martin and Alexander I. “Alex” Burns ’08 discussed the aftermath of the Trump presidency and the 2022 midterm elections at a Harvard Institute of Politics forum on Thursday.