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OUR MISSION + PASSION

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 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 »

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.

Now

Gwen Ifill’s alma mater, Simmons College in Boston, is creating the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities as tribute to their distinguished alumna and PBS journalist. She was a dear friend and our much respected Senior Advisory Board member. And she remains an enduring example of what it... More »