Events at the IOP

  1. A Public Address by Senator Dick Durbin

    Thursday February 1 - 6:00pm

    Introductory Remarks by
    Drew Gilpin Faust
    President of Harvard University

    A public address by
    Dick Durbin
    United States Senator, Illinois
    Bill Delahunt (Moderator)
    Acting Director, Institute of Politics
    Former United States Representative, Massachusetts

    ***Valid Harvard ID Required to Attend This Event***

  2. IOP Director's Internship Info Session: Last Minute Questions

    Friday February 2 - 3:00pm

    Stop by L166 on February 2nd from 3-4pm with any last minute questions for applying to our Director's Internship program.

    The IOP's Director's Internship Program offers over 100 fully funded positions to Harvard college undergraduates. The deadline to apply is February 4th, 2018. If you are looking to dedicate your summer to politics and public service through the Director's Internship program, please don't hesitate to join us with questions.

  3. Fixing Politics in an Era of Partisanship and Distrust: IOP Fellows Unplugged

    Friday February 2 - 5:00pm

    A conversation with IOP Spring 2018 Resident Fellows
    Adam Conner
    Former Government and Public Sector Lead, Slack Technologies
    Ed Gillespie
    Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate (2017)
    Chairman, Republican National Committee (2003-2005)
    Betsy Hodges
    Mayor of Minneapolis (2014 – 2018)
    Scott Jennings
    Founding Partner, RunSwitch Public Relations
    Political Commentator, CNN
    Symone D. Sanders
    Strategist, Priorities USA
    National Press Secretary, Bernie Sanders 2016
    Dan Balz (Moderator)
    Chief Correspondent, The Washington Post
    Fall 2017 Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics

  4. Pizza and Politics: The Media Trust Gap- And How to Fix It

    Monday February 5 - 6:00pm

    Sarah Westwood, White House Reporter, Washington Examiner

  5. The Power of Muppets: Bringing Hope to the World’s Most Vulnerable Children

    Monday February 5 - 6:00pm

    *** This Event is Open to the Public ***
    A Conversation with
    George W. Casey, Jr.
    General, US Army (Retired)
    Jeffrey D. Dunn
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Sesame Workshop
    Harvard College ‘77  HBS ’81, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow ‘14
    Ann Compton (Moderator)
    Fall 2016 Resident Fellow, Institute of Politics
    ABC News, White House Correspondent (1973-2014)

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  6. Lessons Learned from 2017 Crisis Response

    Tuesday February 6 - 6:00pm

    A discussion with
    José Andrés
    Internationally-Recognized Culinary Innovator, Author, Educator, Humanitarian, Chairman, World Central Kitchen and Chef & Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
    Jason Jackson
    Senior Director of Emergency Management, Walmart
    Jeh Johnson
    Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (2013-2017)
    Senior Fellow, The Homeland Security Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
    Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
    Brad Kieserman
    Vice President of Disaster Operations and Logistics, Red Cross
    Juliette Kayyem (Moderator)
    Robert and Renee Belfer Lecturer in International Security, HKS
    National Security Analyst, CNN
    U.S. Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Intergovernmental Affairs (2009-2010)

  7. Exposing Global Corruption: The Inside Story of The Panama/Paradise Papers Investigations

    Thursday February 8 - 6:00pm

    A discussion with
    Marina Walker Guevara
    Deputy Director, The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
    Frederik Obermaier
    Investigative Reporter, Süddeutsche Zeitung
    P Vaidyanathan Iyer
    The Indian Express
    Edward Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School MPA/MC 2018
    Samantha Henry (Moderator)
    Assistant Director for Programming and Special Projects, The Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University
    Harvard Kennedy School MPA/MC 2019

  8. Lunch with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D, CT-03) and Professor Richard Parker

    Monday February 12 - 1:00pm

    Join the IOP and Professor Richard Parker for pizza and discussion on Congresswoman DeLauro's book The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable.

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    Co-sponsored by the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy 

  9. The Politics of Globalization: How Trade Became a Four-Letter Word

    Monday February 12 - 4:15pm

    Clashing Over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy

    Culturally and economically, there is a deepening divide among those who want to see America as an active, trading and international engaged country, and those that think we should focus on American businesses and workers, as well as tighter borders. How is that realigning our politics?  How did we get here? What does each side get right, and each side get wrong?  Globalism is on its heels, how does it come back?

    Confirmed Guest:  Doug Irwin, John French Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College  


  10. For Palestinians the Quest for Freedom Begins with Empowerment

    Monday February 12 - 6:00pm

    Remarks by
    Dr. Salam Fayyad
    Prime Minister, Palestinian Authority (2007-2013)
    Minister of Finance, Palestinian Authority (2002-2005, 2007)
    International Monetary Fund Resident Representative, West Bank and Gaza Strip (1996-2001)
    Senior Fellow, The Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
    Melani Cammett (Moderator)
    Clarence Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Dept. of Government, Harvard University
    Faculty Affiliate, Middle East Initiative, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, HKS
    Commissioner, Lancet Commission on Syria

  11. The Art of the Political Revolution: Millennials, Progressives and and the Future of the Democratic Party

    Tuesday February 13 - 4:15pm

    Introduction and Overview of the State of the Democratic Party Today
    This week, we will start with a personal introduction and an overview of the state of the Democratic Party as it stands today. What are the barriers the Democratic Party apparatus currently faces? Who are the players at the key players at the table? Where does the party currently stand and where is it going over the course of the next year?

  12. Beyond The Campaign Tactics: The Intersection of Politics and Policy

    Tuesday February 13 - 4:15pm

    Introductory Discussion

    This class will provide an overview of the arc of policy formation and enactment, and give IOP participants a chance to hear about some of my personal experiences as a party chair, Capitol Hill and White House aide, and candidate for United States Senate and Governor.