Calendar: This Week

  1. From Harvard to the White House and State Department: Perspectives on Public Service

    Tuesday February 21 - 6:00pm
    Jon Finer ‘98 Institute of Politics Resident Fellow, Spring 2017 Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State (2016- 2017) Foreign and National correspondent, Washington Post (2003 -2009) Sarah Hurwitz `99 Institute of Politics Resident Fellow, Spring 2017 Chief Speechwriter for First Lady Michelle Obama (2010-2017) Harvard Law School JD '04 Douglas Elmendorf (moderator) Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School Panelists and IOP Fellows Jon Finer, Former Washington Post Correspondent and State Department Chief of Staff, and Sarah Hurwitz, Chief Speechwriter for former First Lady Michelle Obama, joined moderator Douglas Elmendorf at the Forum for a discussion on public service. The conversation touched on the panelists’ paths to careers in public service, the transition from campaigning to working in government, and how the future of public service will be shaped in the age of the Trump Administration.
  2. Moving Forward Together: Gender and Politics After the Inauguration

    Tuesday February 21 - 7:00pm
    Join us on Tuesday, February 21st from 7-8pm in L166 as with women of the Harvard community from across the political spectrum to discuss how the election has effected them, their political perspecitve, and the future of women's movements and gender equity. This event welcomes a diversity of political perspectives to foster conversation and cooperation on our campus in the new presidential era. 
  3. The Future of the Conservative Agenda

    Wednesday February 22 - 6:00pm
    A panel discussion with Oren Cass Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Domestic Policy Director, Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign 2012 James Pethokoukis Columnist and Blogger, American Enterprise Institute April Ponnuru Senior Advisor, Conservative Reform Network Kristen Soltis Anderson (moderator) Co-Founder, Echelon Insights Author, The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America Institute of Politics Resident Fellow, 2014 Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow, Oren Cass, American Enterprise Institute columnist and blogger, James Pethokoukis, and Conservative Reform Network Senior Advisor, April Ponnuru joined Institute of Politics Fellow and Co-Founder of Echelon Insights, Kristen Soltis Anderson for a discussion on the future of the American conservative agenda. The speakers addressed topics ranging from the future of the Affordable Care Act and healthcare policy to the ability of the republicans to follow through on platform issues like tax cuts, to Donald Trump’s power over environmental regulations and the EPA.