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The Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard University was established as a living memorial to America's youngest elected president, John F. Kennedy. Since its founding nearly half a century ago, the Institute has used its programming and activities to ignite passion, appreciation and respect for politics and public service in the hearts and minds of every generation... More »


The IOP offers over a dozen major programs for undergraduate involvement including the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, a fellowship program with top political practitioners, over 100 paid internships; a nonpartisan, quarterly journal; and a nationwide survey project of Millennials’ political views.


Before the term "millennials," IOP students wanted to better understand their generation and the Harvard Public Opinion Project, now in its 16th year, was born. More »
Former directors of the Institute offer their thoughts on the 2016 election, governance in America, and their insight on the future of politics.More »