Calendar: This Month

  1. POSTPONED: A Conversation with Henry A. Kissinger

    Thursday February 2 - 6:00pm
    This event has been postponed. Please stay tuned for updated information. A Conversation with Henry A. Kissinger Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc. 56th Secretary of State Graham T. Allison Director, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School ***THIS EVENT IS TICKETED*** Enter the lottery HERE before Sunday, January 29th at midnight. Winners will be notified via email on Monday, January 30th. Winners must pick up their tickets at the Institute of Politics on Tuesday, January 31 between 9:00-5:00PM or Wednesday, February 1st between 9:00-7:30PM.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  
  2. Public Affairs in the Department of Defense- Career Roundtable with Maura C. Sullivan

    Friday February 3 - 1:00pm
    Join us on February 3rd at 1pm in L275 at the IOP for a conversation with Maura C. Sullivan, the former Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. Rsvp here to attend. 
  3. Director's Internship Q &A

    Friday February 3 - 3:00pm
    The deadline to apply for the IOP's Director's Internship Program is quickly approaching! Stop by L275 on Friday, February 3rd from 4-5 PM with any questions you have about applying to the Director's Internship Program. 
  4. Perspectives on the Trump Executive Order on Immigration

    Friday February 3 - 4:00pm
    A conversation with David French, Juliette Kayyem, Gil Kerlikowske, Moshik Temkin  
  5. Presidential Secrecy from Washington to Trump

    Monday February 6 - 6:00pm
    A conversation with Norman L. Eisen Fellow, The Brookings Institution U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic (2011 – 2014) Special Assistant and Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform (2009-2011) Mary Graham Co-Director, Transparency Policy Project, Ash Center, Harvard Kennedy School Author, Presidents’ Secrets: The Use and Abuse of Hidden Power Archon Fung (moderator) Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship and Academic Dean, Harvard Kennedy School Norman L. Eisen, a fellow at the Brookings Institute and the former U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, and Mary Graham, co-director of the Transparency Policy Project at the Ash Center, joined moderator Archon Fung, Academic Dean of the Kennedy School, for a historical conversation on Presidential secrecy, ethics, and transparency. The panelists discussed a wide range of transparency in the young Trump administration through a historical lens, discussing topics such as tax returns, personal health, and financial disclosures. The panelists also took questions from the audience on e-mail and cell phone security as well as the role of the media in ensuring government transparency. 
  6. Undergraduate Pizza and Politics: WaPo Reporter David Fahrenthold on Covering President Trump

    Tuesday February 7 - 4:30pm
    David A. Fahrenthold is a reporter at The Washington Post covering politics. He has recently won acclaim for his coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election, particularly his investigations of Donald J. Trump’s charitable foundation and philanthropic giving, for which he received the Post‘s inaugural Ben Bradlee Prize. He is a graduate of Harvard College. Institute of Politics Harvard Kennedy School Littauer 166
  7. Undergraduate Pizza and Politics: Stopping Recruitment to Terrorist Groups in the Trump Era

    Monday February 13 - 5:45pm
    Farah Pandith, Senior Fellow, Future of Diplomacy Project, HKS; former Special Representative to Muslim Communities, US State Department (2009-2014); former Fellow, Institute of Politics (Spring 2014) Institute of Politics, Faculty Dining Room, Littauer Building, Harvard Kennedy School 
  8. Alternatives to the Affordable Care Act

    Monday February 13 - 6:00pm
    A Conversation with Katherine Baicker C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University President’s Council of Economic Advisers (2005-2007) Jonathan Gruber Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Consultant, Obama Administration on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2009-2010) Avik Roy Co-Founder and President, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute (2011-2016) Gail R. Wilensky Senior Fellow, Project HOPE Director, Medicare and Medicaid (1990-1992) Amitabh Chandra (moderator) Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research, Harvard Kennedy School Moderator Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Kennedy School, was joined by Professor Katherine Baicker, former member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics at M.I.T., Dr. Avik Roy, Co-Founder and President on the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, and Gail R. Wilensky, Senior Fellow at Project HOPE and former Director of Medicare and Medicaid, to discuss possible alternatives to the Affordable Care Act. The panelists discussed an array of issues relating to the nuances of the Affordable Care Act, including the inevitable trade-off between coverage and cost, adverse selection, and the structuring of premium support. The panelists also took questions from the audience on alternatives to the individual mandate as well as how payment reform will affect “high-cost” groups like the disabled.