Events at the IOP

  1. Study Group: Bipartisan Efforts (Working Together When You Actually Agree)

    Wednesday November 1 - 4:15pm

    IOP Fall Residential Fellow Yohannes Abraham

    Special Guest: John Weaver, Former Chief Strategist for John Kasich’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, Close Advisor to John McCain’s 2008 Presidential Campaign

    Wednesday, October 17, 4:15-5:45 p.m. 

  2. Study Group: How Donald Trump Changed the Way to win-and the GOP

    Wednesday November 1 - 4:15pm

    IOP 2017 Fall Residential Fellow Dan Balz

    Special guest:Dan Balz with guest speaker,  Tim Pawlenty Governor of Minnesota ( 2003-2011) Candidate for Republican Presidential Nomination (2012) 

    Wednesday, November 1, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

  3. Understanding Trump's America

    Wednesday November 1 - 6:00pm

    Daniel Allott
    Deputy Commentary Editor, The Washington Examiner
    Jordan Allott
    Documentary Filmmaker
    Founder, In Altum Productions
    Tyler Bridges
    Award-winning journalist and author
    2017 Joan Shorenstein Fellow, Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, HKS

    Daniel Allott, Deputy Commentary Editor at The Washington Examiner, and Jordan Allott, documentary filmmaker and founder of In Altum Productions, addressed the forum in an event moderated by Tyler Bridges, an award-winning journalist and author. Daniel and Jordan Allott spoke about their project, The Race to 2020, and the importance of documenting the views and roles of ordinary citizens in the election of 2016. With America’s political polarization on the rise, Daniel and Jordan Allott seek to understand what led to the outcome of the 2016 election in a longitudinal study of nine counties key to the election of Donald Trump. Almost a year into their project, the Allott brothers have found that two common reasons for people having voted Trump on the 2016 ballot were hope and change-for a variety of reasons ranging from a resurgence of American values to a strong economy to a transformation from the traditional Washington establishment.

    A real time look at the road to the 2020 election by Daniel and Jordan Allott.  The Allott brothers will follow 9 key counties over the course of Trump’s presidency, traveling among them and keeping in touch and corresponding with the people they meet.

    The Race To 2020 will present more than a snapshot in time. It will chronicle how people’s lives and views change as Trump’s presidency unfolds, and provide a rich and unique account of President Trump’s first term in office.


  4. Study Group:: How Congress Can Make Reform Happen

    Thursday November 2 - 4:15pm

    IOP 2017 Fall Residential Fellow Mark Strand

    Special Guest: Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Republican Conference Chair (Via Skype)

    Thursday Novermber 2; 2017  4:15-5:45 p.m. in IOP L166

  5. Study Group: Study Group: Renewed Activism: A Look at Who's Leading the Charge From Moment to Movement?"

    Thursday November 2 - 4:15pm

    IOP 2017 Fall Residential Fellow Karen Finney

    Thursday, November 2, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

  6. HPU- The Future of the Democratic Party

    Sunday November 5 - 3:30pm

    Join the HPU for a large-scale debate on the future of the Democratic Party!

    Debaters will discuss whether the Democratic Party should move farther left or stay more moderate. Question topics may include abortion, identity politics, economy, healthcare, local politics, and democratic socialism.

    There will be food (probably cookies).





  7. The Future of the Democratic Party

    Sunday November 5 - 3:30pm

    Join the Harvard Political Union for a large-scale debate on the future of the Democratic Party!

  8. West Wing on the Big Screen

    Monday November 6 - 6:00pm

    Season one, episodes one and two.

    Light refreshments will be served.



  9. Study Group: Respecting the wisdom of indigenous communities – unlocking thousands of years of experience in land stewardship

    Tuesday November 7 - 4:15pm

    IOP Fall Residential Fellow Sally Jewell

    Special Guest: Karen Diver, former Senior Advisor to President Obama on Native American Affairs and former Chairwoman of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians    



  10. Omnipresent Technology: Poltics, Privacy & Problems

    Tuesday November 7 - 4:15pm

    No Study Group this week

  11. A Conversation with Sally Yates

    Tuesday November 7 - 6:00pm

    Sally Yates
    Acting Attorney General (2017)
    38th United States Deputy Attorney General (2015-2017)

    Lisa Lerer (Moderator)
    2017-2018 Nieman Fellow
    National Political Writer, The Associated Press

    ***You must present a valid Harvard ID to attend***

    Former Acting Attorney General and Former US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and Associated Press National Political Writer and Nieman Fellow Lisa Lerer discuss Attorney General Yates' dismissal, the recent actions of the Trump Administration concerning the Justice Department, opinions on the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign, the value of public service, and questions from the audience.