Featured Programs


  • For Undergraduates

    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.

  • For Public Service Professionals

    Browse an interactive digital library featuring nearly 40 years of political speech and debate, study our twelve-year research project on America’s Millennials, and access our political research and conferences area exploring presidential campaigns and strategy.


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  • 04/10/2014

    Editors and designers for the Harvard Political Review – a top undergraduate journal on politics and public policy supported by Harvard’s Institute of Politics – have released the FY 2013 Annual Report of the USA (ARUSA), a research tool offering an examination of the federal budget and challenges facing American taxation and spending policy. Learn More

  • 04/08/2014

    IOP Friends and Family:

    I am writing to let you know I have decided to resign my position as the IOP’s Director effective as of June 30, 2014, the end of this academic year.

    Writing this note is bittersweet because being the IOP’s Director has been a real joy on so many levels, but with one daughter finishing 8th grade and another finishing 5th grade, the time has come for me to find my next great opportunity.

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  • 03/24/2014

    Harvard students glean tremendous knowledge from the lectures and discussions that take place inside the classroom, but the learning doesn't stop there. Many graduates and undergraduates supplement their Harvard experience with opportunities to assist faculty members involved in independent research projects – which offer a different kind of appeal for students. Read More

  • 02/21/2014

    Kevin Rudd, former Prime Minister of Australia, has been named a Visiting Fellow with Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He will work at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and will also be a Visiting Fellow with Harvard’s Institute of Politics. He will start at Harvard in February 2014.